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97 trainings found
FBA and BIP Issues and Strategies
For district level specialists, who are asked to help solve behavioral challenges in the classroom, this course is designed to help you provide support and build understanding for a team conducting an functional behavioral assessment (FBA) and to build skills to support the team in the implementation of the behavioral intervention plan (BIP).
Formal and Informal Assessment of Autism
Part 4 of a series. This course examines the importance of the evaluation team; information to be gathered from interviews with the student, parents, and teachers; and formal and informal assessments.
These 28 webinars, 30 -45 minutes in length, cover information on evidence-based practices (EBPs) as identified by the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Literacy Instruction for Students with Autism
In this course, presented by Dr. Christina Carnahan and Dr. Pamela Williamson, you will first develop an understanding of the literacy needs of individuals with autism as the foundation for framing their instruction. Using video examples, we will then share specific strategies for engaging individuals with autism in increasing complex text and academic content, and supporting students in applying literacy skills to their social experiences.
Pivotal Response Training
Learn how Pivotal Response Training, an applied behavior analysis technique, can be effective for developing communication, language, play, and social behaviors. Learn how this intervention builds on the learner’s initiative and interest. Learn how it enhances the pivotal learning variables: motivation, responding to multiple cues, self-management, and self-initiations of social interaction.
Looking Beyond the Label Part 3 - The Students
This webinar focuses on the student and understanding how behavior works through the eyes of behavior analysis and in the real world.
Los cursos aquí proporcionan información sobre el trastorno en sí, información específica sobre las áreas de déficit central, junto con enfoques prácticos y basados en evidencia para la intervención.
Learn how modeling, the demonstration of a desired target behavior, results in the imitation of the behavior by the learner and how that leads to acquisition of the desired target behavior.
Create a Positive Learning Community
Teachers have the ability and the responsibility to create a positive community of learners with in their classrooms. Students with autism need to know that they belong in your class and that they are contributing members of its academic and social success. In this tip, Dr. Boutot offer practical strategies to help you achieve this goal.
Introduction to Evidence Based Practices
This course sets the stage for all webinars in our Evidence-Based Practice series. Learn why identifying and using effective practices with learns with Autism Spectrum Disorders is “best practice”. Learn what evidence-based interventions and how to find resources related to them to build your knowledge and skills for your work with students with autism.
Autismo 101: Las 10 piezas principales del rompecabezas
Proporciona una descripción general del trastorno del espectro autista que incluye las características que lo definen, su impacto en diferentes áreas de desarrollo y los enfoques efectivos de la intervención basados en la investigación.
Parent Implemented Intervention
Learn why teaching parents to implement interventions directly with their child may be useful. Learn how teaching parents appropriate interventions, increases positive learning opportunities that lead to the acquisition of important skills.
Part 6 of a series designed to help evaluation teams conduct best practices assessment of autism, this course examines the team process and workflow of writing a clear, concise, comprehensive report.
Establishing Clear Expectations: Academic
The better students understand what is expected in your classroom the more likely they are to be successful. Dr. Boutot tip here includes how to develop academic expectations for your students with ASD. She provides specific information on supports that can be put in place to help your students with ASD meet academic expectations.
Sexuality for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Adolescence is often a difficult time for children and families, and may be particularly challenging for those with developmental disabilities. This presentation provides an overview of the specific challenges present during puberty and adolescence, with safety and sexuality.
Learn how video modeling, a video recording of a visual model of the target behavior or skill, can assist learners in acquisition of or engaging in that desired behavior or skill.
Teaching Math to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
This course, presented by Dr. Alicia Saunders, will prepare teachers with strategies on how to build foundational early numeracy skills and mathematical problem-solving skills in a progressive manner while accessing grade-aligned content.
Autism Assessment in the Schools and the Law
Part 1 of a series designed to help evaluation teams conduct best practices assessment of autism, this course provides information on the federal and state mandated rules for special education evaluation.
Reinforcement is any stimulus that will increase the likelihood of a behavior will reoccur. Learn how this intervention, an applied behavior analysis technique, is used to teach new skills and to increase behaviors. Learn how reinforcement establishes the relationship between the learner’s behavior/use of a skill and the consequence of the behavior/skill.
Understanding Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Learn about the primary, behavioral, and learning characteristics of ASD.
Simple Strategies to Implement EBPs
Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs) in education are a requirement for educators working with any student. Not only is this part of state and federal regulations, it is best practice. This workshop, presented by Dr. Robert Pennington, investigates the use of simple strategies to use when training educators - strategies that are effective at developing and maintaining the use of EBPs in the classroom.
Understanding the Autism Supplement
This webinar explains the history behind the Commissioner’s Rule Related to Autism TAC 89.1055(e) Content of the Individualized Education Program (IEP), sometimes referred to as the Autism Supplement. Each of the 11 strategies identified in the Autism Supplement will be discussed with regards to identifying student need, documenting pertinent information in the FIE, and meeting compliance requirements.
Behavior is Communication
Understanding the connection between behavior and communication is crucial to making progress in the classroom. This webinar provides information on communication as it relates to behavior: how and why we communicate and how to investigate all of the components that go into reducing challenging behavior and supporting the development of appropriate behavior.
Fostering Friendships: Creating Meaningful Relationships for Students with Autism
This "mini-course" has curated interview answers from Erik Carter, Ph.D. on the subject of friendships, school and social relationships, and belonging for students with autism.
Technology-aided Instruction and Intervention
Technology-aided instruction and intervention (TAII) are those in which technology is the central feature of an intervention that supports the goal or outcome for the student. It incorporates a broad range of devices, such as speech generating devices, smart phones, or tablets. Learn the common features of this intervention, when and how to implement it, and the instructional procedures for learning how to use these technology supports and how to support its use in appropriate contexts.
One of the most powerful tools in your toolbox, learn how visual supports can help to increase independence and support your students with ASD. Visual supports are any tool presented visually that supports an individual as he or she moves through the day.
Autism Spectrum Disorder and Assistive Technology
This series examines the common challenges for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the areas of organization, social, literacy, and writing and offers assistive technology devices and supports that may help students succeed.
Navigating the Social Maze: Supports & Interventions for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Social interaction and communication, a core deficit in autism, is covered in this course. Learn about the complexities of social communication and interaction for students with autism. Learn assessment strategies and implementation strategies help ensure your students navigation the social maze of everyday life.
Social Skills Training
Learn how social skills training, with group or individual instruction, is designed to teach learners with autism to appropriately interact with typically developing peers.
Self-management interventions help learners with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) learn to independently regulate their own behaviors and act appropriately in a variety of home, school, and community-based situations. Learn how these interventions teach students with autism to discriminate between appropriate and inappropriate behaviors, how to properly monitor and record their won behaviors, and how to reward themselves for behaving appropriately.
Learn how exercise, a strategy that involves an increase in physical exertion, can be a means of reducing problem behaviors or increasing appropriate behavior while increasing physical fitness and motors skills.
Learn how to use scripting to provide learners with a verbal and/or written description about a specific skill or situation that serves as a model for the learner. Learn the main rationale for implementing this intervention.
Get to Know the Student
Dr. Boutot address the importance of getting to know your student with autism. This is key to developing a trusting, respectful relationship with that person and their families. The better you know the student the better you can help meet their needs.