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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 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.
Differential Diagnosis and Identification of ASD
Part 8 of a series. This course discusses the process of differentiating autism from other disorders with similar characteristics and the effects and consequences of delayed identification.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Futures Planning for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Planning for a student with autism post-secondary life is the focus here. Learn the answers to these key questions. What is futures planning? When should it begin? What resources and tools are available to help in the process?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Establishing Clear Expectations: Academic
The better students understand what is expected in your classroom the more likely they are to be successful. Dr. Boutot tip here includes how to develop academic expectations for your students with ASD. She provides specific information on supports that can be put in place to help your students with ASD meet academic expectations.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This intervention can be used to decrease an identified interfering behavior and increase engagement by modifying the environment.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.