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95 trainings found

Teaching Math to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Teaching Math to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

This course 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.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

Technology-aided Instruction and Intervention

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.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Discrete Trial Training

Discrete Trial Training

Learn about this one-to-one instructional approach used to teach skills in a planned, controlled, and systematic manner.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Evidence-Based Practices

Evidence-Based Practices

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.

Approx. 14 hours to complete

14 CE credits

28 courses

Cognitive Behavioral Intervention

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.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Respect Each Student’s Dignity and Need for Autonomy

Respect Each Student’s Dignity and Need for Autonomy

Public schools are often the first place that typically developing peers encounter individuals with different abilities. In your classroom you can make the life of student with autism more meaningful, by being an example and teaching others that most import life skill, how to treat others with dignity and respect. In this tip, learn Dr. Boutot’s principles of teaching students with autism.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

General Education Strategies

Differential Reinforcement

Differential Reinforcement

Learn how this intervention is used to reinforce desired behaviors, while inappropriate behavior are ignored. This special application of reinforcement is designed to reduce the occurrence of inappropriate or interfering behaviors (e.g., tantrums, aggression, self-injury, stereotypic behavior).

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Structured Play Groups

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.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Communication: The Power of Communication for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

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Available in Spanish

Foundational

Crafting Connections: Contemporary Applied Behavior Analysis for Enriching the Lives of Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Crafting Connections: Contemporary Applied Behavior Analysis for Enriching the Lives of Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Social communication is a skill deficit in students with autism. Learn from Dr. Ron Leaf behavior based strategies that provide social success for students with autism, including developing authentic social competence and meaningful relationship development.

Approx. 4.5 hours to complete

4.5 CE credits

Funcionamiento Ejecutivo

Funcionamiento Ejecutivo

Proporciona información sobre la función ejecutiva y cómo los déficits en esta área influyen en el éxito académico. Aprenda estrategias para acceder y desarrollar las habilidades cognitivas de los estudiantes para mejorar la atención, el comportamiento y la organización.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

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Fundacional

Pivotal Response Training

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.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Myths and Realities of Autism Awareness

Myths and Realities of Autism Awareness

Part 2 of a series designed to help evaluation teams conduct best practices assessment of autism, this course addresses the myths and misconceptions that surround eligibility issues for assessment and services for students with autism.

Approx. 1.5 hours to complete

1.5 CE credits

Autism Assessment Toolkit

Exercise

Exercise

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.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Literacy Instruction for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Assistive Technology: Organization

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Assistive Technology: Organization

Focused on understanding the common organizational challenges for students with ASD, this course describes the process and importance using feature matching to find the most appropriate technology tools to build to build student skills in this area of deficit.

Approx. 45 minutes to complete

0.75 CE credits

Assistive Technology

Executive Functioning

Executive Functioning

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.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

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Available in Spanish

Foundational

Create a Positive Learning Community

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.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

General Education Strategies

Extinction

Extinction

Learn how to use extinction, an applied behavior analysis procedure, to reduce or eliminate inappropriate, interfering behavior. It involves identifying the function of this behavior and then withdrawing the positive reinforcement that maintains that inappropriate behavior.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Comunicación: El poder de comunicación de las personas con desórdenes del espectro de Autismo

Comunicación: El poder de comunicación de las personas con desórdenes del espectro de Autismo

La comunicación, uno de los principales desafíos para los estudiantes con autismo, tiene el poder de impactar todo lo que un estudiante hace. Este curso proporcionará información sobre cómo se desarrolla la comunicación y los enfoques de intervención que apoyan el desarrollo de estas habilidades en estudiantes con autismo.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

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Fundacional

Borrow From the Special Educator’s Toolbox

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.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

General Education Strategies

Looking Beyond the Label Part 1 - Understanding the Brain

Looking Beyond the Label Part 1 - Understanding the Brain

This webinar focuses on the functions of the brain and how understanding what is happening in the brain can provide educators with the information needed to support students in an effective and efficient manner.

Approx. 45 minutes to complete

0.75 CE credits

Looking Beyond the Label

Time Delay

Time Delay

In a setting or activity in which a learner should engage in a behavior or skill, a brief delay occurs between the opportunity to use the skill and any additional instructions or prompts. Learn how this intervention can be an effective way to fade the use of prompts during instructional activities.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Autism Assessment Toolkit

Autism Assessment Toolkit

This course is designed to help evaluation teams conduct best practices assessment of autism. It includes information on legal requirements, myths and realities, eligibility, formal and information assessment and more.

Approx. 11 hours to complete

11 CE credits

10 courses

Foundational

Foundational

Courses here provide information on the disorder itself, specific information on the areas of core deficit, along with evidence-based and practical approaches to intervention.

Approx. 45.5 hours to complete

45.5 CE credits

Available in Spanish

8 courses

Behavior Change: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Behavior Change: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Offering practical solutions to foster increases in positive behaviors and decreases in problem behaviors, this course explores how to apply these strategies to everyday situations in an applicable and proactive way. It focuses on the changing outcomes of behaviors by looking at the entire context and approaching behavior from a function based perspective.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

Autism 101: Top Ten Pieces to the Puzzle

Autism 101: Top Ten Pieces to the Puzzle

Provides an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder including the characteristics that define it, its impact on different areas of development, and effective, research-based approaches to intervention.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

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Foundational

Use Behavioral Strategies that Promote Successful Learning

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.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

General Education Strategies

Formal and Informal Assessment of ASD

Formal and Informal Assessment of ASD

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.

Approx. 1.5 hours to complete

1.5 CE credits

Autism Assessment Toolkit

The Two Tiers of Eligibility

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.

Approx. 1 hour to complete

1 CE credits

Autism Assessment Toolkit

Scripting

Scripting

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.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Promote Positive Peer Interactions

Promote Positive Peer Interactions

Research has shown that when students with autism have the opportunity to interact with their typical peers both benefit. Students with autism improve their social skills and typical peers become more accepting of each other’s differences. In this tip, Dr. Boutot discusses various strategies to promote positive peer interactions.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

General Education Strategies

Antecedent-Based Intervention

Antecedent-Based Intervention

This intervention can be used to decrease an identified interfering behavior and increase engagement by modifying the environment.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices