The importance of the direct involvement of parents in the education of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has been widely recognized. Project ImPACT is an evidenced-based parent-training curriculum that has been used to improve children with ASD’s social communication skills.
How can educators, practitioners and parents best use technology in natural environments to include children in grades preK-5 with developmental and learning differences? In this webinar, Tamara Kaldor M.S. shared strategies for using technology to support children in grades preK-5 affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASD), sensory processing disorders (SPD), communication disorders, learning disabilities, and other developmental differences.
Dr. Joel Arick, Director of the Oregon Program Autism Training Sites and Supports Project, showed attendees how the OrPATS Project (funded by the Oregon Department of Education) has developed a model to serve students and support staff.
Video Modeling is a mode of teaching that uses video recordings or live video to provide a visual model of instructions on how to carry out a behavior or skill. This practice meets evidenced-based practice (EBP) criteria and may be useful anywhere a student has access to video display equipment.
Jen Townsend, an educational consultant, shared how she uses video with some time-saving tools to provide effective feedback, professional development, and much more to educators who want to maximize their practices to enhance learning for students with autism spectrum disorder and social learning differences.
New schedules, special events, book fairs, fire-drills, parties or holiday time can be terrifying. Webinar presenter Lauren Stafford, M.Ed, Vice President of Research and Instructional Design for Monarch Teaching Technologies, Inc., looked at breaking down several tough transitions and provided a list of tools anyone can use to make transition time terrific instead of terrifying!
Autism spectrum disorder can be diagnosed in people of all ages, not just young children. When it comes to identifying students at risk, educators are on the front lines. Don’t let kids with subtle signs slip through the cracks.
Dr. Purcell provided attendees with resources, tools, information, and skills to assist them in understanding and implementing collaborative partnerships that build connections and foster authentic engagement through leading by convening.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for individuals with disabilities is 78.5%. In the last decade research on teaching students with significant disabilities has identified many effective instructional strategies appropriate for secondary students. As educators, how can we utilize these strategies to better prepare our students for life beyond school?
This webinar was presented by Dr. James Ball, Ed.D., BCBA-D, President & CEO of JB Autism Consulting, Executive Board Chair of the Autism Society’s National Board of Directors, and award-winning author, and focused on teaching specific skills, enhancing motivation, and generalization training.