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97 trainings found

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

Use Behavioral Strategies that Promote Successful Learning

Use Behavioral Strategies that Promote Successful Learning

Behavior management is key to successful learning for all students including those with autism. Learn from Dr. Boutot about creating clear, reasonable and consistent behavior management systems in your classroom that will support student learning.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

General Education Strategies

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

Introduction to Evidence Based Practices

Introduction to Evidence Based Practices

This course sets the stage for all webinars in our Evidence-Based Practice series. Learn why identifying and using effective practices with learns with Autism Spectrum Disorders is “best practice”. Learn what evidence-based interventions and how to find resources related to them to build your knowledge and skills for your work with students with autism.

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

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

Differential Reinforcement

Differential Reinforcement

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).

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

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

Teaching Math to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

Create Predictability

Create Predictability

A common characteristic of autism is an insistence on sameness and/or a resistance to change. Dr. Boutot provides tips on how to help create predictability for learns with autism to help reduce challenging behaviors and help students flourish.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

General Education Strategies

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

Formal and Informal Assessment of ASD

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.

Approx. 1.5 hours to complete

1.5 CE credits

Autism Assessment Toolkit

Technology-aided Instruction and Intervention

Technology-aided Instruction and Intervention

Technology-aided instruction and intervention (TAII) are those in which technology is the central feature of an intervention that supports the goal or outcome for the student. It incorporates a broad range of devices, such as speech generating devices, smart phones, or tablets. Learn the common features of this intervention, when and how to implement it, and the instructional procedures for learning how to use these technology supports and how to support its use in appropriate contexts.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Myths and Realities of Autism Awareness

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.

Approx. 1.5 hours to complete

1.5 CE credits

Autism Assessment Toolkit

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

Get to Know the Student

Get to Know the Student

Dr. Boutot address the importance of getting to know your student with autism. This is key to developing a trusting, respectful relationship with that person and their families. The better you know the student the better you can help meet their needs.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

General Education Strategies

Crafting Connections: Contemporary Applied Behavior Analysis for Enriching the Lives of Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Crafting Connections: Contemporary Applied Behavior Analysis for Enriching the Lives of Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Social communication is a skill deficit in students with autism. Learn from Dr. Ron Leaf behavior based strategies that provide social success for students with autism, including developing authentic social competence and meaningful relationship development.

Approx. 4.5 hours to complete

4.5 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

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

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

FBA and BIP Issues and Strategies

FBA and BIP Issues and Strategies

For district level specialists, who are asked to help solve behavioral challenges in the classroom, this course is designed to help you provide support and build understanding for a team conducting an functional behavioral assessment (FBA) and to build skills to support the team in the implementation of the behavioral intervention plan (BIP).

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

Report Writing

Report Writing

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.

Approx. 1 hour to complete

1 CE credits

Autism Assessment Toolkit

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

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

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

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

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

Use Instructional Strategies that Promote Successful Learning

Use Instructional Strategies that Promote Successful Learning

Students with autism may struggle with learning material in the same way as their typical peers. Like other students, their learning needs will be unique and varied. In this tip, Dr. Boutot describes an information processing model showing how students learn. Breakdowns in the process can occur along any part of the model and she shares strategies to improve each part of the model to improve student output.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

General Education Strategies

Self-Management

Self-Management

Self-management interventions help learners with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) learn to independently regulate their own behaviors and act appropriately in a variety of home, school, and community-based situations. Learn how these interventions teach students with autism to discriminate between appropriate and inappropriate behaviors, how to properly monitor and record their won behaviors, and how to reward themselves for behaving appropriately.

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

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

Autism Assessment in the Schools and the Law

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.

Approx. 1 hour to complete

1 CE credits

Autism Assessment Toolkit

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