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95 trainings found

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sexuality for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Sexuality for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Adolescence is often a difficult time for children and families, and may be particularly challenging for those with developmental disabilities. This presentation provides an overview of the specific challenges present during puberty and adolescence, with safety and sexuality.

Approx. 4 hours to complete

4 CE credits

Respect Each Student’s Dignity and Need for Autonomy

Respect Each Student’s Dignity and Need for Autonomy

Public schools are often the first place that typically developing peers encounter individuals with different abilities. In your classroom you can make the life of student with autism more meaningful, by being an example and teaching others that most import life skill, how to treat others with dignity and respect. In this tip, learn Dr. Boutot’s principles of teaching students with autism.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

General Education Strategies

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 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

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

La planificación de futuros para los estudiantes con el trastorno del espectro de autismo

La planificación de futuros para los estudiantes con el trastorno del espectro de autismo

La planificación para un estudiante con autismo en la vida postsecundaria es el enfoque aquí. Aprenda las respuestas a estas preguntas clave. ¿Qué es la planificación de futuros? ¿Cuándo debería comenzar? ¿Qué recursos y herramientas están disponibles para ayudar en el proceso?

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

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Fundacional

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

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

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: 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

Solving the Behavior Puzzle: Making Connections for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Solving the Behavior Puzzle: Making Connections for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

In this overview of the concepts and strategies that develop positive behavioral skills in individuals with autism, you will learn about the components of applied behavioral analysis, research based strategies that teach and develop positive behavioral skills, and planning for the prevention and intervention of specific behavioral needs.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

6 CE credits

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Available in Spanish

Foundational

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

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

Time Delay

Time Delay

In a setting or activity in which a learner should engage in a behavior or skill, a brief delay occurs between the opportunity to use the skill and any additional instructions or prompts. Learn how this intervention can be an effective way to fade the use of prompts during instructional activities.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

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

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

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

Working as a Transdisciplinary Team

Working as a Transdisciplinary Team

Part 5 of a series. This course examines the rationale, both legal and practical, for using transdisciplinary assessment with student with autism.

Approx. 1 hour to complete

1 CE credits

Autism Assessment Toolkit

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

Exercise

Exercise

Learn how exercise, a strategy that involves an increase in physical exertion, can be a means of reducing problem behaviors or increasing appropriate behavior while increasing physical fitness and motors skills.

Approx. 30 minutes to complete

0.5 CE credits

Evidence-Based Practices

Understanding the Autism Supplement

Understanding the Autism Supplement

This webinar explains the history behind the Commissioner’s Rule Related to Autism TAC 89.1055(e) Content of the Individualized Education Program (IEP), sometimes referred to as the Autism Supplement. Each of the 11 strategies identified in the Autism Supplement will be discussed with regards to identifying student need, documenting pertinent information in the FIE, and meeting compliance requirements.

Approx. 1 hour to complete

1 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

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

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