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94 trainings found

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

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

Navigating the Social Maze: Supports & Interventions for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

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Available in Spanish

Foundational

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

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

Looking Beyond the Label Part 2 - The Adults

Looking Beyond the Label Part 2 - The Adults

This webinar focuses on adults understanding how to look at the stressors in their lives – especially those that are apparent in the classroom and at home. Recognizing and coping with stress in your own lives can be a great benefit to creating change with the student.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Looking Beyond the Label

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

Visual Supports

Visual Supports

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.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

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

Bullying and Students with ASD

Bullying and Students with ASD

This course discusses the current state of bullying in schools for students with disabilities, along with effective prevention and intervention programs, including how bullying relates to individuals with ASD.

Approx. 1 hour to complete

1 CE credits

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

Red Flags: Considerations in Assessment of Studens Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Red Flags: Considerations in Assessment of Studens Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

With the identification of hearing loss and cochlear implantation occurring before any concerns about autism arise, this course address the behavioral characterisitics and atypical development in children with the dual diagnosis of hearing loss and autism.

Approx. 3 hours to complete

3 CE credits

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

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

Naturalistic Intervention

Naturalistic Intervention

Learn how naturalistic intervention can be used to encourage specific behaviors based on a learner’s interests. Learn how to use this intervention in typical settings, activities, and/or routines to build more complex skills that are naturally reinforcing and appropriate to the interaction.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

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

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

Autismo 101: Las 10 piezas principales del rompecabezas

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.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

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Fundacional

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

Augmentative and Alternative Communication and the Autism Spectrum (AAC)

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.

Approx. 3 hours to complete

3 CE credits

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Foundational

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

Picture Exchange Communication System

Picture Exchange Communication System

Learn about how the Picture Exchange Communication system is used to teach learners to communicate in a social context. Learn how this intervention can be used to improve communication, play, and behavioral skills.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Solving the Behavior Puzzle: Making Connections for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Solving the Behavior Puzzle: Making Connections for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

In this overview of the concepts and strategies that develop positive behavioral skills in individuals with autism, you will learn about the components of applied behavioral analysis, research based strategies that teach and develop positive behavioral skills, and planning for the prevention and intervention of specific behavioral needs.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

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Available in Spanish

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

Sexuality for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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.

Approx. 4 hours to complete

4 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Evidence-Based Practices

These 28 webinars, 30 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

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

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