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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

The Two Tiers of Eligibility

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.

Approx. 1 hour to complete

1 CE credits

Autism Assessment Toolkit

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

Unstuck and On Target: Improving Executive Function, On-Task, and Flexible Behavior

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.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 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

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

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

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

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

Task Analysis

Task Analysis

Task analysis is the process of breaking a skill into smaller, more manageable steps in order to teach the skill. Learn why and when to use this intervention. Learn how it can lead to skill mastery and independences.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Antecedent-Based Intervention

Antecedent-Based Intervention

This intervention can be used to decrease an identified interfering behavior and increase engagement by modifying the environment.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

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

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

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

Establishing Clear Expectations: Academic

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.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

General Education Strategies

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

Literacy Instruction for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

Autism Assessment Toolkit

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.

Approx. 11 hours to complete

11 CE credits

10 courses

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

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

Differential Diagnosis and Identification of ASD

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.

Approx. 1 hour to complete

1 CE credits

Autism Assessment Toolkit

Looking Beyond the Label Part 1 - Understanding the Brain

Looking Beyond the Label Part 1 - Understanding the Brain

This webinar focuses on the functions of the brain and how understanding what is happening in the brain can provide educators with the information needed to support students in an effective and efficient manner.

Approx. 45 minutes to complete

0.75 CE credits

Looking Beyond the Label

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

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

Futures Planning for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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?

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

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Available in Spanish

Foundational

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

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

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

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

Funcionamiento Ejecutivo

Funcionamiento Ejecutivo

Proporciona información sobre la función ejecutiva y cómo los déficits en esta área influyen en el éxito académico. Aprenda estrategias para acceder y desarrollar las habilidades cognitivas de los estudiantes para mejorar la atención, el comportamiento y la organización.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

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Fundacional

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

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

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