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94 trainings found
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.
Borrow From the Special Educator’s Toolbox
Some students with autism will have more intensive needs and require more intensive supports than others who attend general education classes. Learn strategies from the special educator’s toolbox that you can implement to benefit your students.
Cognitive Behavioral Intervention
Learn how this intervention can teach students to examine their own thoughts and emotions, recognize when negative thoughts and emotions are escalating in intensity, and then use strategies to change their thinking and behavior.
Provides information on executive function and how deficits in this area influence academic success. Learn strategies to access and develop student cognitive abilities to improve attention, behavior, and organization.
Autism Spectrum Disorder and Assistive Technology: Writing
Focused on understanding the common writing barriers of individuals with AS this course describes the process and importance of using feature matching to find the most appropriate technology tools to support writing access in individuals with ASD.
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.
Resolución del enigma de la conducta: conexiones para las personas con desórdenes del espectro de Autismo
En esta descripción general de los conceptos y estrategias que desarrollan habilidades conductuales positivas en personas con autismo, aprenderá sobre los componentes del análisis conductual aplicado, las estrategias basadas en la investigación que enseñan y desarrollan habilidades conductuales positivas y la planificación para la prevención e intervención de comportamientos específicos. necesariamente.
Peer-Mediated Instruction and Intervention
Learn how typically developing, carefully prepared peers can help students with learners with autism acquire new social skills. These skills are acquired by providing increased social opportunities within natural environments through peer interaction, peer modeling, and peer reinforcement.
Social Skills and Autism
Focused on understanding the social skills differences of individuals on the autism spectrum, this course discusses what success looks like for all students and the impact that soft skills such as social skills can have on that success.
Literacy Instruction for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
In this course, you will first develop an understanding of the literacy needs of individuals with ASD as the foundation for framing their instruction. Using video examples, we will then share specific strategies for engaging individuals with ASD in increasing complex text and academic content, and supporting students in applying literacy skills to their social experiences.
A common characteristic of autism is an insistence on sameness and/or a resistance to change. Dr. Boutot provides tips on how to help create predictability for learns with autism to help reduce challenging behaviors and help students flourish.
Supporting a Successful Transition to Adulthood for Students with Autism
This "mini-course" has curated interview answers from Erik Carter, Ph.D. on the subject of transition and supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
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.
Developing Social and Behavioral Expectations
Dr. Boutot discusses the Hidden Curriculum, these are the unwritten, ever changing social and behavioral rules/expectations of situations. To meet these expectations, students with autism need explicit teaching in these areas. Learn about specific interventions that can be used to provide this instruction.
Use Behavioral Strategies that Promote Successful Learning
Behavior management is key to successful learning for all students including those with autism. Learn from Dr. Boutot about creating clear, reasonable and consistent behavior management systems in your classroom that will support student learning.
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.
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).
Understanding Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Learn about the primary, behavioral, and learning characteristics of ASD.
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.
Fostering Friendships: Creating Meaningful Relationships for Students with ASD
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 Spectrum Disorder.
Communication: The Power of Communication for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Communication, one of the core challenges for students with autism, has the power to impact everything a student does. This course will provide information on how communication develops and the intervention approaches that support the development of these skills in students with autism.
Learn how prompting is used to increase the likelihood that a learner will provide a desired response and how this assists them in acquiring a targeted behavior or skill. Learn when to use a prompt, how to determine the level of prompting a student requires, and how to reduce or fade prompting once a skill is mastered.
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.
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.
Discrete Trial Training
Learn about this one-to-one instructional approach used to teach skills in a planned, controlled, and systematic manner.
The Two Tiers of Eligibility
Part 3 of a series designed to help evaluation teams conduct best practices assessment of autism, this course examines the two tiers of eligibility, disability and adverse effect, required for special education services for students with autism in Texas.
Looking Beyond the Label
You must look beyond the label and find the student inside to see their strengths, what they bring to the world, and how we can support them to build their strengths and other skills.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication and the Autism Spectrum (AAC)
This is an overview on AAC and how it is used to support students with autism who struggle to communicate effectively on their own.
Working as a Transdisciplinary Team
Part 5 of a series. This course examines the rationale, both legal and practical, for using transdisciplinary assessment with student with autism.
Unstuck and On Target: Improving Executive Function, On-Task, and Flexible Behavior
Executive dysfunction is common in ASD and is linked to academic, social and adaptive problems. Content will focus on a framework focusing on executive functioning (EF) for students with ASD, including strategies that you can use today. Information provided will help you identify when a child with ASD is having trouble with executive functioning, so that you can better distinguish a ‘can't’ from a ‘won't’ and intervene more effectively.
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.
Use Instructional Strategies that Promote Successful Learning
Students with autism may struggle with learning material in the same way as their typical peers. Like other students, their learning needs will be unique and varied. In this tip, Dr. Boutot describes an information processing model showing how students learn. Breakdowns in the process can occur along any part of the model and she shares strategies to improve each part of the model to improve student output.
Structured Play Groups
Learn how structured play groups are used to help students develop their play and social engagement skills. Learn how groups are organized, how peers are selected, how themes are delineated, and what roles adults have in leading, prompting or scaffolding supports for students with autism.