“Every individual should be able to access things that they like,” said Monica Fisher, M.Ed., BCBA/COBA, Director of the Behavior Department at Monarch Center for Autism during an edWebinar. “It is our right to engage in preferred activities, spend time with family, and connect with the community. If there are behaviors that you are seeing in your students with disabilities and challenging behaviors that are limiting these rights, then it is something we need to fix as it can have a long-term impact on their quality of life.” Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), a technological and professional systematic approach, is designed to analyze and change behavior by identifying a behavioral problem, gathering relevant data, and formulating/testing a hypothesis. Fisher said that while ABA is a useful tool for looking at and changing the challenging behaviors of students with autism, it can apply to different parts of everyone’s lives. “ABA is how we have all learned and how our lives are shaped by behavior.”
In this edWebinar, examine how Austim Spectrum Disorders may impact sexual health, sexual expression and forming romantic relationships.
In this edWebinar, Monica Fisher, M.Ed., BCBA/COBA, explores both scenarios—proactively teaching skills and reactively implementing interventions.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is, at its heart, a processing disorder. And while the students with ASD face a variety of challenges depending on where they fall on the spectrum, even those considered high functioning have difficulties with pragmatic social language and understanding social interactions. So, when educators mainstream students with ASD and hope that they will learn how to interact in the classroom just by watching their peers, the educators are setting up the students for failure. Nina Finkler, a learning consultant with years of experience working with students with ASD, says success comes when schools actually acknowledge the different needs of students with ASD and set up individualized supports throughout their learning career. In her edWebinar “Meeting the Needs of Students with ASD Within the Mainstream Classroom”, Finkler outlined the biggest challenges with mainstreaming and key strategies for helping them thrive in their new environment.
In this edWebinar, Nina Finkler, M.Ed., LDT/C, BCBA, President of Nina Finkler Autism Services, provides an understanding of the learning, behavioral, social, and language needs of students with ASD.
In this edWebinar, Nina Finkler identifies the skills associated with executive functioning and provide recommendations for classroom implementation.
In this edWebinar, Nina Finkler, M.Ed., LDT/C, BCBA, and President of Nina Finkler Autism Services, discusses ways to identify and assess skills to plan goals for students with autism.
In this edWebinar, Nina Finkler, M.Ed., LDT/C, BCBA, and President of Nina Finkler Autism Services discusses the diverse roles of the paraprofessional and provides attendees with valuable strategies to use across different settings.
In this edWebinar, Courtney Carnes, Art Therapist, Julie Hopkins, Music Therapist, and Erin Witschey, Recreational Therapist, discuss how art, music, and recreational therapy apply social skills such as turn-taking, prospective-taking, and team-building for students with autism.
In this edWebinar, Dr. Howard Shane from Boston Children’s Hospital shows from his decades of experience and knowledge regarding how consumer technology can be repurposed to deliver just-in-time visual content to your students.