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22 trainings found for: Social/Communication, English Reset

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Assistive Technology: Social

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Assistive Technology: Social

Focused on understanding the common social barriers for individuals with ASD, this course describes the features of technology that help students overcome these barriers and build social competence.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Assistive Technology

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

Functional Communication Training

Functional Communication Training

Learn how this intervention, a positive behavior support, is designed to reduce problem behaviors by replacing them with meaningful, functional, and effective communication behaviors or skills.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

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

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

Social Skills and Autism

Social Skills and Autism

Focused on understanding the social skills differences of individuals on the autism spectrum, this course discusses what success looks like for all students and the impact that soft skills such as social skills can have on that success.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

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

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

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

Scripting

Scripting

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.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Promote Positive Peer Interactions

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.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

General Education Strategies

Developing Social and Behavioral Expectations

Developing Social and Behavioral Expectations

Dr. Boutot discusses the Hidden Curriculum, these are the unwritten, ever changing social and behavioral rules/expectations of situations. To meet these expectations, students with autism need explicit teaching in these areas. Learn about specific interventions that can be used to provide this instruction.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

General Education Strategies

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

Social Engagement: The Fuel for Learning in the Classroom

Social Engagement: The Fuel for Learning in the Classroom

Findings of research in social neuroscience foster our ability to create supportive learning environments where social engagement is a “fuel” for a child’s learning. From this course, learn about strategies for measuring student engagement, designing instruction to enhance engagement, and building capacity through teacher-to-teacher mentorship to achieve a school/classroom environment that is focused on the success of every student.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

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