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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how modeling, the demonstration of a desired target behavior, results in the imitation of the behavior by the learner and how that leads to acquisition of the desired target behavior.
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.
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.
Parent Implemented Intervention
Learn why teaching parents to implement interventions directly with their child may be useful. Learn how teaching parents appropriate interventions, increases positive learning opportunities that lead to the acquisition of important skills.
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.
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.
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.
Understanding Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Learn about the primary, behavioral, and learning characteristics of ASD.
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.
Behavior Change: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
Offering practical solutions to foster increases in positive behaviors and decreases in problem behaviors, this course explores how to apply these strategies to everyday situations in an applicable and proactive way. It focuses on the changing outcomes of behaviors by looking at the entire context and approaching behavior from a function based perspective.
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.
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.
The Challenges of Identifying High Functioning Individuals with ASD
Part 10 of a series. This course discusses the specific challenges of identifying high functioning individuals with autism.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Resolución del enigma de la conducta: conexiones para las personas con desórdenes del espectro de Autismo
En esta descripción general de los conceptos y estrategias que desarrollan habilidades conductuales positivas en personas con autismo, aprenderá sobre los componentes del análisis conductual aplicado, las estrategias basadas en la investigación que enseñan y desarrollan habilidades conductuales positivas y la planificación para la prevención e intervención de comportamientos específicos. necesariamente.
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.
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.
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.