Research indicates that due to a heightened interest in visual materials combined with strong visual processing capabilities, many individuals with autism are attracted to and benefit from using technology. From devices, to apps, to smart home implementations, technology can help improve daily life for those on the autism spectrum immensely, and software and devices that are currently in development offer great promise for the future. In a recent edWebinar, Christian Karter, MA, Educational Technology Specialist at Monarch Center for Autism, reviewed the benefits of some of this helpful technology.
In this edWebinar, learn about both current and emerging technologies that hold great promise for individuals on the autism spectrum.
Join Rebecca Remner and Lauren Williams for this edWebinar to gain tips and strategies for effectively using visual supports on a daily basis.
Challenging behaviors can be difficult to address in children with autism. After appropriately identifying the behavior, a suitable intervention can be used to proactively or reactively reduce and replace it. Experts reviewed key points and effective ways to address these problem behaviors in the edWebinar, “Effective Approaches to Reduce and Replace Challenging Behaviors Exhibited by Children with Autism.”
In this edWebinar, STAR Autism Support’s Cami Algaier, MS CCC-SLP, BCBA, discusses creative ways to teach functional routines to students with autism.
In this edWebinar, Nina Finkler, M.Ed., LDT/C, BCBA, and President of Nina Finkler Autism Services, will describe the process of a Functional Behavior Assessment and offer suggestions on how to use the information obtained to develop behavior reduction strategies.
In this edWebinar, Nina Finkler, M.Ed., LDT/C, BCBA, President of Nina Finkler Autism Services, will highlight and explain a variety of behaviorally based strategies and how to implement them in small groups, whole class lessons, and other settings.
Multi-disciplinary sessions appeal to students’ creativity, are relevant to their everyday lives, and help them acquire important skills. These therapies are often used independently to treat individuals on the autism spectrum. In “Art, Music & Recreational Therapy: Incorporating Creative Approaches for Students with Autism,” experts presented on how these types of therapies are used to support individuals with autism by focusing on specific needs of younger and older students and targeting a variety of goals.
Communicating can be a challenge for certain individuals with autism. In “Communication Innovations for Individuals with Autism,” Howard C. Shane, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Center for Communication Enhancement and the Autism Language Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, discussed different types of communication displays, explained the Visual Immersion System™ (VIS), and talked about repurposing consumer products to provide Just In Time Communication to individuals with autism.
Presented by Courtney Carnes, MS, ATR-BC, Art Therapist; Julie Hopkins, MT-BC, Music Therapist; and Erin Witschey, CTRS, Recreational Therapist Sponsored by Monarch Center for Autism, STAR Autism Support, and VizZle WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING If you attended the live session, you’ll be emailed a CE certificate within 24 hours of the edWebinar. If you view the recording and would like a CE certificate, join the Teaching Students with Autism community and… read more →