Starting with the ABC's of ABA Melinda Henson
The science of Applied Behavior Analysis tells us that behavior is lawfully related to its environment and the effects of that behavior on that environment. In this context, “behavior” refers to actions or skills. “Environment” includes any influence that might change or be changed by behavior. In other words, when presented with a stimulus, we act based upon our history of reinforcement and punishment. How many times have we heard that behavior (both positive and negative) is a form of communication? Since we kn
Visual Supports Dawna Sigurdson
While there is no one strategy that can be used universally with individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), research has shown that many individuals demonstrate strength in visual learning. Visual supports are any tools presented visually to provide assistance to individuals to help them function throughout the day. Visual supports can be implemented with individuals across the life span from preschoolers to adults.
Tips for Teaching Young Children with Autism Laura Maddox and Annette Wragge
The following suggestions were compiled as a resource for teachers, therapists, or family members working with individuals with autism. While these tips may be very helpful we recognize that there is no one strategy that works for all students with ASD. It is important to assess your student or child’s individual strengths and needs and work with team members to integrate effective practices that address those specific strengths and needs.
Share Your Expertise Annette Wragge
Do you have a passion for working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders?
Do you have experience using evidence based interventions with individuals with autism?
Do you have a child, sibling, or parent with an ASD and advice for other families impacted by autism?
Share you story at the 2015 ASD Network State Conference on April 9th and 10th. For more information see the Call for Proposals.
Deadline: November 21st, 2014.