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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Simple Strategies to Implement EBPs
Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs) in education are a requirement for educators working with any student. Not only is this part of state and federal regulations, it is best practice. This workshop investigates the use of simple strategies to use when training educators - strategies that are effective at developing and maintaining the use of EBPs in the classroom.
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?
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.
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.
Identifying Females with ASD
Part 9 of a series. This course discusses the specific challenges of identifying females with autism.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Working With and Supporting Paraprofessionals in the Special Ed Classroom
In this course for teachers, Dr. Robert Pennington will take learners through the ins and outs of working with paraprofessionals in this classroom. It is divided into the following five modules: Roles & Responsibilities, Planning, Training, Inclusive Settings, and Building Relationships.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Autism Spectrum Disorder and Assistive Technology
This series examines the common challenges for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the areas of organization, social, literacy, and writing and offers assistive technology devices and supports that may help students succeed.
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.
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).
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.