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95 trainings found

Reinforcement

Reinforcement

Reinforcement is any stimulus that will increase the likelihood of a behavior will reoccur. Learn how this intervention, an applied behavior analysis technique, is used to teach new skills and to increase behaviors. Learn how reinforcement establishes the relationship between the learner’s behavior/use of a skill and the consequence of the behavior/skill.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Classroom Organization: The Power of Structure for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Classroom Organization: The Power of Structure for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Learn how organizational structure can clarify expectations and reduce anxiety in many people with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Learn about the neurobiological basis of ASD and its connection to structured environments. Learn how to organize physical space, dimensions of time, and learning activities to positively impact student success.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

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Foundational

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

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

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

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

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

Autism Law Enforcement & First Responder Training

Autism Law Enforcement & First Responder Training

Designed for first responder groups, including student resource officers, this brief course provides information on autism, how an individual with autism may interact with others during a crisis, as well as basic tips and tools for interacting with individuals with autism.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

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

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

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

Developing Effective Recommendations

Developing Effective Recommendations

Part 7 of a series. This course discusses the assessment process from evaluation to intervention, specifically the need to provide team written recommendations which lead to observable, measurable goals included in the student’s IEP.

Approx. 1 hour to complete

1 CE credits

Autism Assessment Toolkit

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Assistive Technology: Literacy Supports

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Assistive Technology: Literacy Supports

Focused on understanding common literacy barriers for students with ASD, this course describes the features of technology that help students overcome those barriers and build skills. It describes the process of using feature matching to find the most appropriate technology tools to build student skills in this area of deficit.

Approx. 45 minutes to complete

0.75 CE credits

Assistive Technology

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

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

Response Interruption/Redirection

Response Interruption/Redirection

Learn how to use response interruption/redirection (a prompt, comment, or other distractor) to divert the learner’s attention away from an interfering behavior and reduce its occurrence. Learn how this intervention can be particularly useful with persistent interfering behaviors that occur in the absence of other people, in a number of different settings, during a variety of tasks.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

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

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

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

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

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

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

Modeling

Modeling

Learn how modeling, the demonstration of a desired target behavior, results in the imitation of the behavior by the learner and how that leads to acquisition of the desired target behavior.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Understanding Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Understanding Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Learn about the primary, behavioral, and learning characteristics of ASD.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

General Education Strategies

Parent Implemented Intervention

Parent Implemented Intervention

Learn why teaching parents to implement interventions directly with their child may be useful. Learn how teaching parents appropriate interventions, increases positive learning opportunities that lead to the acquisition of important skills.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

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

Travesía por el laberinto social: Apoyo e intervenciones sociales para individuos con desórdenes del espectro de Autismo

Travesía por el laberinto social: Apoyo e intervenciones sociales para individuos con desórdenes del espectro de Autismo

La interacción social y la comunicación, un déficit central en el autismo, se cubre en este curso. Aprenda sobre las complejidades de la comunicación social y la interacción para estudiantes con autismo. Aprender estrategias de evaluación y estrategias de implementación ayudan a garantizar que sus estudiantes naveguen por el laberinto social de la vida cotidiana.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

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Fundacional

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

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

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

Peer-Mediated Instruction and Intervention

Peer-Mediated Instruction and Intervention

Learn how typically developing, carefully prepared peers can help students with learners with autism acquire new social skills. These skills are acquired by providing increased social opportunities within natural environments through peer interaction, peer modeling, and peer reinforcement.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Looking Beyond the Label Part 3 - The Students

Looking Beyond the Label Part 3 - The Students

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

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Looking Beyond the Label

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