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Goal Selection for Students with Autism
Thursday July 12, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
When working with students with autism it is often difficult to decide what to focus on during teaching sessions. There are many skill areas that need to be addressed, across a variety of domains. These areas include communication, academics, self-care, social skills, and leisure skills. In addition, it’s always important to ensure that skills are built on a strong foundation of prerequisite skills. There are different ways to determine goals, including standardized measures and observation.
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. Nina also addresses critical skill areas to consider when planning an educational program. PreK through high school teachers, administrators, and related service providers will benefit from watching this recorded event.
About the Presenter
Nina Finkler, M.Ed., LDT/C, BCBA is the president of Nina Finkler Autism Services, LLC based in East Windsor, New Jersey. Ms. Finkler has 25 years of experience working in the field of autism. Her experience includes extensive practical application of applied behavior analysis, curriculum development, professional/parent training, consultation, and assessment. Ms. Finkler has presented at both the state and national levels on various topics including effective teaching strategies for students with autism, behavior management strategies, and educational assessment. She holds a master’s degree in special education from Rutgers University and is a New Jersey licensed Learning Consultant and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Ms. Finkler is on the advisory board of National Autism Resources.
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