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22 trainings found for: Social/Communication, English Reset
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.