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Understanding and Treating the Behavior of Students with Autism
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Presented by Nina Finkler, M.Ed., LDT/C, BCBA, president of Nina Finkler Autism Services
Sponsored by Monarch Center for Autism, STAR Autism Support, and VizZle
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Students with autism present many unique challenges within a classroom environment. At the core of the diagnosis are deficits/delays in the areas of socialization, communication, and sensory functioning that can result in inappropriate and maladaptive behavior. The behaviors may be harmful to the student or others, and can also interfere with learning or be socially stigmatizing. In order to effectively address these behaviors, educators must first understand them, then develop individualized treatment strategies.
After showing how to identify each of the four functions of behavior, this webinar provided specific strategies to treat behaviors, explain ways to collect data to monitor behaviors, and discuss the importance of reinforcement. The webinar will benefit both special and general education teachers, and paraprofessionals, CST, and administrators.
Nina Finkler is the president of Nina Finkler Autism Services, LLC based in East Windsor, New Jersey. Ms. Finkler has over twenty 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.
Monarch Center for Autism, a division of Bellefaire JCB, is located in Cleveland, Ohio. Monarch offers a comprehensive array of programs and services for individuals ages three through adulthood with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Highlights, which incorporate Monarch’s visual language treatment model, include a preschool; day school for children, adolescents & young adults; transition education program; summer & extended school year programs; therapeutic residential treatment program; adult vocational & supported living programs; and community training.
STAR Autism Support (SAS) provides curriculum materials, workshops and training to school and agency staff who work with students with autism. Our mission is to help others successfully implement research-based applied behavior analysis (ABA) techniques. We want every child with autism to receive effective instruction!
VizZle provides a library of more than 14,000 lessons and the tools and media to customize them or create your own from scratch. The lessons can be tailored to any grade level, assigned to any student, and played on iPad or Android tablets, laptop or desktop computers. Data is tracked automatically. This award-winning software is developed collaboratively with educators.