Providing evidence-based educational programming for students on the Autism Spectrum relies on a careful selection of focused approaches that have been shown to promote the acquisition of specific skills or the reduction of behaviors that are interfering with learning and social engagement in the classroom. Based upon current systematic reviews, nearly three-dozen approaches are considered effective at promoting such positive outcomes.
Programing for Middle & High School Students: Developing and Implementing Age-Appropriate Visual Supports for School and Community Environments - Part 3 Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Visual supports are an evidence-based practice that, if used correctly, promote independence by providing meaning and predictability for individuals with ASD.
During this presentation, we will discuss the steps for developing and implementing visual supports for all students. The examples provided will show how these visual supports might look at the middle and high school level.
Programming for Middle and High School Students with ASD: Developing Routines and Independence Using Task Analysis - Part 2 Wednesday, March 9, 2016
In this webinar, participants will be introduced to how to choose appropriate routines to use Task Analysis. We will discuss how prompts and cues can develop or hinder independence and methods to teach the skills we want to teach.
The Elements of Structured Teaching: Teaching Routines & Strategies - Part 4 Wednesday, January 27, 2016
This presentation will focus on the relationship between work systems and routines, the importance of teaching routines to help make the environment more meaningful, and support the development of strategies as a foundation for independence in all students.
The Elements of Structured Teaching: Assessing Schedules and Structured Work Systems - Part 3 Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Visual Schedules and Work Systems are the next two steps in learning about the Elements of Structured Teaching. Each of these elements has key skills associated with them for the student to master, and a specific means for teachers to assess and individualize them for their students.
The Elements of Structured Teaching: Physical Structure & Overall Classroom Schedules - Part 2 Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Physical Structure is the first step in learning about the Elements of Structured Teaching. It is the foundation upon which all of the other components are added. The Overall Classroom Schedule is developed once the Physical Structure of the space is in place. This schedule contains information critical to the organization, management, and flow of the program.
The Elements of Structured Teaching: The Principles of Structured Teaching - Part 1 Wednesday, December 16, 2015
This presentation will discuss the culture of autism and the TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication Handicapped Children) approach to instruction, which was developed by Eric Schopler in the late 1970s.
Verbal Behavior: Using Verbal Behavior Strategies in Your Classroom - Part 2 Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Presented By: Deb Rauner and Rhonda Ayres
This presentation will provide information on how to use verbal behavior strategies to teach a variety of skills, in a variety of settings. Curriculum programs such as the ABLLS-R, VB-MAPP and AFLS will be examined as resources for identifying skills to teach.
Presented By: Rhonda Ayres & Deb Rauner
This presentation will help participants nderstand and define verbal behavior. The presenters will review the behavioral teaching components of reinforcement, pairing, discrete trial teaching, use of prompts and prompt fading, and error correction procedures.