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Looking Beyond the Label

About this Series

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.

Presenter: Layne Pethick, Autism and Behavior consultant at ESC Region 10 in Dallas, Texas. He is currently a PhD (ABD – All But Dissertation). He has a Master’s degree in Special Education with concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorders and E/BD, along with degrees in Elementary Education, Early Childhood, and Reading.

  • 3 courses
  • Approx. 1.75 hours to complete
  • 1.75 CE credits

Courses

Looking Beyond the Label Part 1 - Understanding the Brain

Assessment/Getting to know the student

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.

Participants will be able to discuss how a child’s brain processes information and how to select and “tweak interventions, strategies, and practices to match the individual child.

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Looking Beyond the Label Part 2 - The Adults

Assessment/Getting to know the student

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.

Participants will be able to discuss how establishing good relationships can effect change in your students and how calm, proactive practices can create change with students with autism.

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Looking Beyond the Label Part 3 - The Students

Assessment/Getting to know the student

This webinar focuses on the student and understanding how behavior works through the eyes of behavior analysis and in the real world.

Participants will be able to behavior’s form and function and the importance of creating a behavior plan to address the student’s communication, social, and behavioral needs.

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