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Putting the FUN back in FUNctional Routines! Strategies for Students with Autism
Wednesday October 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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Functional Routines are predictable events that involve a chain of behaviors. These routines provide meaningful contexts for using, generalizing, and maintaining receptive and expressive language, social interaction skills, and preacademic concepts. In this edWebinar, STAR Autism Support’s Cami Algaier, MS CCC-SLP, BCBA, discussed creative ways to teach functional routines to students with autism. Topics covered include acquiring 1:1 skills, small group, simulations, during the routine, visuals, and prompting/fading. This recorded session will benefit special education teachers, speech therapists, and paraprofessionals.
About the Presenter
Cami Algaier, MS CCC-SLP, BCBA, is a speech-language pathologist. Cami worked within the private sector for six years and the public school setting for 14 years. Within the school setting Cami was a part of the assistive technology team, autism team, provided hands-on STAR training, and supervised SLPs and graduate students. She provided support for Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities, Functional Life Skills, and Structured Teaching Method classrooms. She works with children and families with speech and language disorders, autism, and other developmental disabilities. She also provides collaboration and support for students in need of assistive technology, augmentative, and alternative communication systems. Cami has a master’s degree in communication disorders. She enjoys connecting with educators and families, while bringing a realistic and supportive approach to presentations and classroom consulting.
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