Presented by: Cara Woundy, M.S., OTR/L, M.Ed., CAGS and Megan Hoffey
This webinar provides critical information on the differences between females and males with ASD.
The presenters will discuss why females are difficult to identify and explain the importance of early identification. The presentation will explore interventions specific to females with ASD.Watch the Autism Spectrum Disorder and Females webinar
Presented by: Torri Smith Tejral MS, BCBA, LIMHP
This training will focus on evidenced based interventions to address difficulties that lead to bedtime battles. The session will cover the behaviors that prevent everyone from getting a good night’s sleep. Strategies to improve bedtime routines, falling asleep and staying in bed will be discussed along with how to implement reinforcement effectively.
Teaching Skills that Matter: Teaching Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Competencies in Any Classroom Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Presented by: Amy Gaumer Erickson, Ph.D. Pattie Noonan, Ph.D. This webinar will provide an overview of the College and Career Competency Framework. It will provide information on how to get started exploring outcomes and instructional strategies to teach and provide opportunities for students to practice specific competencies.Watch the Teaching Skills that Matter: Teaching Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Competencies in Any Classroom webinar
Presented by: Torri Smith Tejral MS, BCBA, LIMHP
Getting out the door difficult? Struggling to manage mealtime? Come learn about evidenced based strategies to support these difficult times. Interventions presented will focus on how to facilitate a behavior change. The session will cover strategies to structure for success and how reinforcement can support a long-lasting change in behavior.Watch the Overcoming Daily Drama webinar
Presented by: Kelley Key
After viewing this webinar participants will: Have knowledge about what core vocabulary is and how to explain it to others; Be able to utilize a variety of ways to provide core vocabulary for functional communication; Have ideas and activities to use with students immediately to support communication.Watch the Be More with Core webinar
Motivating Learner Participation with The 7 Steps to Earning Instructional Control (Part 3 of 3) Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Presented by: Robert Schramm, MA, BCBAThis presentation will focus on Step 7 of the Steps to Earning Instructional Control Series. This presentation will discuss: Extinction during the Escape condition, Negative vs. Positive Punishment, Mini-Consequences, Determine least restrictive environment related to Instructional Control, Looking at data, and Benefits and problems associated with escape extinction.
Motivating Learner Participation with The 7 Steps to Earning Instructional Control (Part 2 of 3) Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Presented by Robert Schramm, MA, BCBA
Learning how to teach ”The 7 Steps to Earning Instructional Control. Steps 1-6 will be discussed during this webinar. This presentation will give information on how to organize your teaching environment so that you can earn cooperation and motivated participation from your client/student without the need for physically manipulating the child through escape extinction.Watch the Motivating Learner Participation with The 7 Steps to Earning Instructional Control (Part 2 of 3) webinar
Motivating Learner Participation with The 7 Steps to Earning Instructional Control (Part 1 of 3) Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Presented by: Robert Schramm, MA, BCBA
Earning instructional control is the most important aspect of any intervention or
learning relationship. Instructional control is what motivates the learner to listen to you, to
develop new skills through instruction, and to do what you ask of them. Essentially,
instructional control is about developing a positive working relationship.
Presented by: Sharon Krupa-Sirotek, Ph.D.
You will gain knowledge and self awareness in areas of Self-Care. You will be challenged to honestly assess your behaviors that increase or detract from Self Care. You will acquire strategies to improve your Self Care. You will commit to increasing behaviors of Self Care.Watch the Self-Care - Your Work is as Good as You are webinar
Introduction to the VB-MAPP:(Verbal Behavior – Milestones Assessment and Placement Program) Thursday, September 7, 2017
Presented by Stacey Martin MA, BCBA, LBA
This presentation will provide an overview of the areas assessed on the VB-MAPP including a brief overview of the verbal operants. It will review the components of the VB-MAPP manual and test protocol, including a review of scoring procedures. The presentation will review the types of assessment methods used on the VB-MAPP and helpful steps to take before administering the VB-MAPP. Finally, participants will learn how to interpret results and use them for program development.Watch the Introduction to the VB-MAPP:(Verbal Behavior – Milestones Assessment and Placement Program) webinar
Presented by: Teresa Schultz, MA, CCC-SLP
The 1st webinar in this series will provide an overview of the Assessment of Basic Language
and Learning Skills – Revised (ABLLS-R) protocol. The overview will include the steps to administer and score this tool.
Presented by: Deb Rauner M. Ed
The 2nd webinar will focus on using the information from the ABLLS-R to create a verbal behavior program. This information will review the Behavior Language Assessment tool and its use in getting a verbal behavior program started prior to the complete administration of the ABLLS-R.Watch the Developing a Verbal Behavior Program Using the ABLLS-R webinar
Presented by: Judy Endow, MSW LCSW and Cara Woundy, M.S., OTR
This webinar will provide information on how sensory differences may impact an autistic person throughout their lifetime. Judy will share how often sensory solutions for an indivdual can be considered problematic behaviors instead of recognizing that the individual is problem solving and figuring our their differences.Watch the Sensory Processing: Self-Advocacy and Strategies- Part 2 webinar
Presented by: Cara Woundy, M.Ed, CAGS, OTR/L and Jamie Lewis, M.S. OTR/L
This webinar will provide an overview of sensory systems and how differences manifest. Participants will learn common terminology, which will allow them to understand and discuss sensory differences when working with students, teachers, administrators and parents. Sensory supports and strategies within the school and home environments will also be highlighted.Watch the Sensory Processing: Overview and Strategies - Part 1 webinar
Presented by: Teri McGill, M.Ed., BCBA and Cara Woundy, M.S.,OTR/L,
This webinar will focus on the unique characteristics of young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This webinar will discuss some of the early red flags of an Autism Spectrum Disorder in very young children, and how the areas of communication, social and behavior are impacted. Information will be shared on simple strategies for young children with Autism and what steps families and caregivers can take if they suspect an Autism Spectrum Disorder.Watch the Autism and the Very Young Child webinar
Transition: Person Centered Planning: Creating a Map to Your Student's Future - Part 4 Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Sonja Chatfield-Peetz, MS. Ed.
This presentation will provide an opportunity for participants to earn what Future Planning is and how can it be used. The presenter will review common characteristics of Future Planning Mapping and Future Planning frames and the specifcis on how to complete a map. Information on facilitation tips to complete a map and the limitations of Futures Planning will also be discussed.Watch the Transition: Person Centered Planning: Creating a Map to Your Student's Future - Part 4 webinar
Presented by Peter Gerhardt, Ed.D.
This webinar will provide information on the importance of and strategies to teach Sexual Education. Topics that will be covered include the importance of teaching the Hidden Curriculum regarding sexuality to adolescents and young adults with ASD, examples of hidden curriculum as it relates to dating and sexuality and strategies for teaching the hidden curriculum of sex.Watch the Transition: The Central Importance of Sexual Education in ASD - Part 3 webinar
Presented by Peter Gerhardt, Ed.D.
This webinar will provide information on the following: Priorities of Instruction in transition programming (work/social/navigation skills), and Strategies for teaching 4 basic transition skills: Direct Instruction Video Modeling, Naturalistic Strategies and Support, and Generalization, Self‐monitoring.
Presented by Peter Gerhardt, Ed.D.
This webinar will focus on real‐life skills for independence including the following topics: the ability for individuals to assess themselves on strengths, skills and the needs associated with their disabilities. Awareness of the accommodations they might need. Knowledge of their rights to these accommodations and the advocacy skills necessary to express their needs across multiple environmentsWatch the Transition: Targeting Skills for Adult Independence - Part 1 webinar
Presnted by: Janine Kesterson Ph.D, BCBA-D, NCSP, LBA
This webinar will provide information on a team based approach to asessment and picky eaters. The presentation will review evidence based procedures to help with restricted food preference or textures.Watch the Picky Eaters: Facts and Interventions - Part 2 webinar
Picky Eaters: Prevalence, Eating Challenges, Ethics, and Assessment - Part 1 Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Presented by: Melinda Henson, M.Ed., BCBA
This presentation will cover the following: estimated prevalence of feeding problems in children with ASD, different examples of feeding & eating challenges, ethical considerations treating feeding issues in school settings and behavioral assessment factors to emphasize or adapt for children with autism.Watch the Picky Eaters: Prevalence, Eating Challenges, Ethics, and Assessment - Part 1 webinar
By: Susanna Johnston, Claudia Schulte & Jeanne Smay
This presentation will focus on making Connections that will assist students to transition successfully into the workforce and life after school. The presentation will identify the critical skills necessary for transitioning into the world of work. Presenters will also discuss potential barriers and identify strategies to be successful in the workplace as well as steps for successful career planning/retention.Watch the Skills for the Real World: Preparing Students with ASD webinar
Presented by: Michelle Grayson-Feldman, M.S. Ed.
This presentation will discuss how to proivde Sex Education training and prevent Sex Abuse in indivduals with autism and other developmental disabilites. This webinar will cover how reducing the amount of touch, talk, and trust with our students can actually increase their safety in relationships.Watch the Sex Abuse Prevention through Sex Education Training: Part 1 webinar
Making Math Meaningful: Supporting Students with Autism in Math - Part 2 Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Making Math Meaningful for Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, strategies for making math topics meaningful for students.Watch the Making Math Meaningful: Supporting Students with Autism in Math - Part 2 webinar
Task Analysis for Math Topics, including strategies for identifying valid learning objectives, breaking them into small parts, and then using task analysis as an assessment tool.Watch the Making Math Meaningful: Task Analysis for math topics - Part 1 webinar
The second webinar will provide a framework for developing quality literacy instruction for individuals with ASD. We will define what it means to balance holistic and explicit instruction, and briefly describe literacy approaches for individuals emerging, developing, and using conventional literacy skills. While this session does not provide detailed instructional practices, participants will gain a framework for quality literacy instruction applicable to their individual learners, and link this to the reading profiles previously discussed.Watch the Reading Comprehension & the Autism Spectrum - Part 2 webinar
This two-part webinar series is designed as an introduction into reading comprehension for individuals with autism spectrum Disorder (ASD).
In the first webinar, participants will learn about the cognitive profiles common in autism and the influence of these on reading comprehension. Participants will also learn about the reading comprehension process, and the intersection of reading and cognition in ASD.
The importance of Social and Emotional Development - Defining Engagement in Classroom Settings for Students on the Autism Spectrum - Part 2 Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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.Watch the The importance of Social and Emotional Development - Defining Engagement in Classroom Settings for Students on the Autism Spectrum - Part 2 webinar
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.Watch the The importance of Social and Emotional Development - Part 1 webinar
Autism in Early Childhood: Incorporating Play into the Natural Environment - Part 4 Thursday, April 28, 2016
This presentation will provide an overview of strategies for moving structured play into the natural environment using a variety of visual supports. This presentation will provide informaiton on how to structure common play items to increase purposeful play and how to incorporate peers and friendship skills into structured play opportunities.
This webinar is the third in a series of four webinars for early childhood educators. Today we will focus on teaching beginning object base play and then how to teach students to build more complex play schemes..Watch the Autism in Early Childhood: Teaching Object Based Play - Part 3 webinar
This webinar is the second in a series of four for early childhood educators. Today we will focus on preparing ourselves for purposeful play. We will begin to explore the important role adults can take in helping children with developmental delays learn to interact, communicate and play. You will be introduced to strategies that facilitate interaction during those times when playing, communicating and socializing is the goal.
Autism in Early Childhood: Joint Engagement and Joint Attention Strategies - Part 1 Wednesday, April 13, 2016
This webinar is the first in a series of four for early childhood educators. Today we will focus on joint engagement and joint attention. You will be introduced to applicable strategies to facilitate these developmental milestones in your classroom.
Programing for Middle & High School Students: Communication, Behavior and Social Supports for Secondary Students with ASD Part 4 Wednesday, April 6, 2016
This webinar presentation will discuss how to identify several types of visual supports to use with secondary students with ASD. Specific supports to enhance the areas of Social skills, Communication, and Behavior will be covered.Watch the Programing for Middle & High School Students: Communication, Behavior and Social Supports for Secondary Students with ASD Part 4 webinar
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.Watch the Programing for Middle & High School Students: Developing and Implementing Age-Appropriate Visual Supports for School and Community Environments - Part 3 webinar
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.
Programing for Middle and High School Students with Autism: Assessments and Curriculum Guides for Secondary Students with ASD - Part 1 Wednesday, February 24, 2016
This presentation will provide additional information about Catatonia. Catatonia is a treatable condition that can be identified based on symptoms. Deterioration in psychomotor functioning and an increase in unresponsiveness are red flags for catatonia in ASD.Both medical and psychological interventions are recommended for individuals with ASD and catatonia.
This webinar will provide information on how Catatonia is associated with ASD. It will review the characteristics of catatonia and the overlap with autism spectrum disorders. The presenters will provide an overview of the complex history of catatonia. Issues around Catatonia such as it can be can be life threatening, and requires its own treatment, will be covered.
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.Watch the The Elements of Structured Teaching: Assessing Schedules and Structured Work Systems - Part 3 webinar
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.Watch the The Elements of Structured Teaching: Physical Structure & Overall Classroom Schedules - Part 2 webinar
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.
Presented by: Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP Speech and Language Pathologist
Executive Functioning: “Job Talk” - Developing Independent Executive Function Skills - Part 3 Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Presented by: Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP Speech and Language Pathologist
A New Understanding of Executive Function: the 360 ThinkingTM Model
The key features of situational awareness: Space, Time, Objects, People
Presented by Dawna Sigurdson Ed.S.
with contributions from Sharon Krupa-Sirotek, Ph.D. LLC
This is the second in a series of Executive Function webinars developed as a part of the Tri-State Collaboration. Executive Function isa complex set of skills that has a profound impact on individuals with autism across the spectrum. The ability to use strategies in the component areas of executive function is integral to student success in academic and social environments.
Presented by: Sharon Krupa-Sirotek, Ph.D. Content Collaborator: Dawna Sigurdson, Ed.S.
Executive Function (EF) is an umbrella term comprising a wide range of cognitive processes often called higher order thinking that are responsible for managing and directing mental, emotional and behavioral functions. (Chan, 2007)
Expanding The World Through Social Development: Your “Wh” Questions Emerging Social Communicators - Part 2 Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The participants will determine the needs of their students by utilizing the appropriate social skills assessment tools.
The participants will be able to describe strengths and needs of students with emerging social communication skills.
The participants will be able to explain the impact that social skills have on student access to relationships, education, different environments and quality of life.
Expanding The World Through Social Development: Your “Wh” Questions -Early Social Communicators - Part 1 Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Presented by: Jamie Lewis, MS OTR/L Nebraska
Social skills instruction should be a critical part of EACH and EVERY day for students with ASD. The curriculum and activities have to be planned and implemented with as much consideration, if not more than math, literacy and every other area.Watch the Expanding The World Through Social Development: Your “Wh” Questions -Early Social Communicators - Part 1 webinar
Presented by: Cara Woundy, M.Ed., CAGS
Educational Evaluations are an interdisciplinary process. With a team approach (parents/guardians included) and the appropriate assessment tools, students will have an educational plan that is individualized to meet his/her needs. This can look different for each student but the end result will provide resources to school staff and family members.Watch the Educational Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders - Part 2 webinar
Presented by: Sharon Krupa-Sirotek, Ph.D. Content Collaborator: Cara Woundy, M.Ed.
Autism Spectrum Disorders is increasing in our population. Schools need to create a systematic process to help staff and families identify students who may have ASD so they receive appropriate services.
This webinar is designed to help identify key characteristics of ASD and help create a process of educational identification of ASD.Watch the Educational Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders - Part 1 webinar
- Learn the definition of bullying
- Gain information on the social-ecological model of bullying
- Be introduced to a variety of resources for dealing with bullying
- Understand the current research findings on bullying and students with ASD
Presented by: Anna Huynh
The purpose of this webinar is to expand our thinking and introduce proactive approaches to serving children and families from poverty in a way that builds connections in and out of school.Watch the Working with Students and Parents From Poverty webinar
Presented by Mary Woodworth, Ed.S & Kate Loving M.Ed., BCBAWatch the Transition Assessment Tools webinar
Pam Williamson Ph.D. & Christina Carnahan, Ed.D.Watch the Literacy and ASD - Part 2 webinar
Presented by Pam Williamson Ph.D. & Christina Carnahan, Ed.D.Watch the Literacy and ASD - Part 1 webinar
This is an introduction to the characteristics of autism spectrum disorders. It includes a brief overview of effective supports for individuals with ASD and a review of Nebraska resources.Watch the Autism Spectrum Disorders 101 - Nebraska ASD Network webinar