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Navigating a Socially Distanced Classroom for Students with Autism
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Presented by Aimee Dearmon, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCBA
Sponsored by STAR Autism Support
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Due to COVID-19 and new guidelines from state and local health officials, school leaders, teachers and staff are faced with the new challenge of maintaining social distancing at school and in classrooms in the upcoming school year. In this edWebinar, Aimee Dearmon, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCBA, will discuss the challenges associated with social distancing in school buildings and in classrooms and how to navigate the new guidelines for students with autism and other developmental disabilities.
She discusses creative, evidence-based practices for teaching students new routines focused on social distancing, the importance of wearing a mask, and staying healthy through self-care routines. She also provides free visual supports and resources as well as discuss ways to support families in navigating new challenges at home. Viewers will learn strategies and tools that can be used with students in pre-K through post-secondary classrooms.
This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to preK-12 teachers and school and district leaders.
About the Presenter
Aimee Dearmon is a speech and language pathologist (SLP) and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who has over 15 years of experience serving students with autism in public, private and home settings. In addition to providing workshops and training in schools across the country and Puerto Rico, Aimee works with STAR Autism Support to manage and develop large projects. Her work includes developing workshops, building training sites, and coaching staff to successfully implement the STAR Program, Links Curriculum, and the STAR Online Learning System in several states, regions, and districts. Aimee is passionate about raising awareness for autism in her community and has led fundraising efforts at the local and regional levels.
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