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97 trainings found

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

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

Working With and Supporting Paraprofessionals in the Special Ed Classroom

Working With and Supporting Paraprofessionals in the Special Ed Classroom

In this course for teachers, Dr. Robert Pennington will take learners through the ins and outs of working with paraprofessionals in this classroom. It is divided into the following five modules: Roles & Responsibilities, Planning, Training, Inclusive Settings, and Building Relationships.

Approx. 2.5 hours to complete

2.5 CE credits

La planificación de futuros para los estudiantes con el trastorno del espectro de autismo

La planificación de futuros para los estudiantes con el trastorno del espectro de autismo

La planificación para un estudiante con autismo en la vida postsecundaria es el enfoque aquí. Aprenda las respuestas a estas preguntas clave. ¿Qué es la planificación de futuros? ¿Cuándo debería comenzar? ¿Qué recursos y herramientas están disponibles para ayudar en el proceso?

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

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Fundacional

Looking Beyond the Label

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.

Approx. 1.75 hours to complete

1.75 CE credits

3 courses

Social Narratives

Social Narratives

Social narratives are interventions that describe social situations in some detail by highlighting relevant cues and offering examples of appropriate responding. Learn how these narratives are aimed at helping learners to adjust to changes in routine and adapt their behaviors based on the social and physical cues of a situation. Learn how to use these narratives to teach specific social skills or behaviors.

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

Report Writing

Report Writing

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.

Approx. 1 hour to complete

1 CE credits

Autism Assessment Toolkit

Fundacional

Fundacional

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.

Approx. 36 hours to complete

36 CE credits

6 courses

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

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

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Assistive Technology: Writing

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.

Approx. 1 hour to complete

1 CE credits

Assistive Technology

The Challenges of Identifying High Functioning Individuals with ASD

The Challenges of Identifying High Functioning Individuals with ASD

Part 10 of a series. This course discusses the specific challenges of identifying high functioning individuals with autism.

Approx. 1 hour to complete

1 CE credits

Autism Assessment Toolkit

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

Supporting a Successful Transition to Adulthood for Students with Autism

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.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

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

Behavior is Communication

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.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Functional Behavior Assessment

Functional Behavior Assessment

Learn how functional behavior assessment, a systematic set of strategies, can be used to determine the underlying function of purpose of a behavior. Learn how the data collected in this assessment can be used to create an intervention plan.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Introduction to Evidence Based Practices

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.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Strategies for Working with Students with Autism in the General Education Setting

Strategies for Working with Students with Autism in the General Education Setting

This is a twelve part series of 30-minute courses presented by Dr. Amanda Boutot, BCBA. Designed for general educators, parents, administrators, paraprofessionals and others, the tips provide quick, practical strategies that can easily be implemented in the general education classroom.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

12 courses

Understanding the Autism Supplement

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.

Approx. 1 hour to complete

1 CE credits

Use Instructional Strategies that Promote Successful Learning

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.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

General Education Strategies

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Assistive Technology

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.

Approx. 3 hours to complete

3 CE credits

4 courses

Develop a Plan to Address Challenging Behavior

Develop a Plan to Address Challenging Behavior

Despite your best efforts to provide a good behavioral management system in your classroom, students with autism may still engage in challenging behaviors that disrupt their learning or that of others. Dr. Boutot describes how these challenging behavior can be prevented and managed with the appropriate pre-planning work.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

General Education Strategies

Unstuck and On Target: Improving Executive Function, On-Task, and Flexible Behavior

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.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

Get to Know the Student

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.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

General Education Strategies

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

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

Social Skills Training

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.

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

Prompting

Prompting

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.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Fostering Friendships: Creating Meaningful Relationships for Students with ASD

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.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Task Analysis

Task Analysis

Task analysis is the process of breaking a skill into smaller, more manageable steps in order to teach the skill. Learn why and when to use this intervention. Learn how it can lead to skill mastery and independences.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices