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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Autism Spectrum Disorder and Assistive Technology: Writing
Focused on understanding the common writing barriers of individuals with AS this course describes the process and importance of using feature matching to find the most appropriate technology tools to support writing access in individuals with ASD.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Bullying and Students with ASD
This course discusses the current state of bullying in schools for students with disabilities, along with effective prevention and intervention programs, including how bullying relates to individuals with ASD.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Borrow From the Special Educator’s Toolbox
Some students with autism will have more intensive needs and require more intensive supports than others who attend general education classes. Learn strategies from the special educator’s toolbox that you can implement to benefit your students.
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.
Provides information on executive function and how deficits in this area influence academic success. Learn strategies to access and develop student cognitive abilities to improve attention, behavior, and organization.
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.
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.
Learn how naturalistic intervention can be used to encourage specific behaviors based on a learner’s interests. Learn how to use this intervention in typical settings, activities, and/or routines to build more complex skills that are naturally reinforcing and appropriate to the interaction.
Travesía por el laberinto social: Apoyo e intervenciones sociales para individuos con desórdenes del espectro de Autismo
La interacción social y la comunicación, un déficit central en el autismo, se cubre en este curso. Aprenda sobre las complejidades de la comunicación social y la interacción para estudiantes con autismo. Aprender estrategias de evaluación y estrategias de implementación ayudan a garantizar que sus estudiantes naveguen por el laberinto social de la vida cotidiana.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Understanding Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Learn about the primary, behavioral, and learning characteristics of ASD.
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.
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.