In this webinar, Tamara Kaldor 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.
What are the essential elements needed to provide effective and sustainable evidence-based programs for students with ASD across the age range? How can effective programs be replicated across a large system? View the webinar to learn 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. Why do learners with autism spectrum disorders benefit from using videos models? What are types of video models?
This webinar explored ways to help reduce anxiety and increase time on task for students with Autism during transition time. As concrete thinkers, change and transitions can be incredibly difficult for students throughout the day. The beginning of the school year is loaded with new routines, and changes that can be very difficult for students to navigate the day independently and successfully.
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.
Leading by convening is an evidence-based strategy that moves away from traditional expected behavior for interacting in collaborative practice. The framework provides strategies to help stakeholder engagement become more comprehensive, holistic, result in long term sustainability and establish a foundation for authentic engagement in supporting improved student achievement.
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.
Many students on the autism spectrum are also nonspeaking or have low verbal skills. Visual supports are often used as a tool to support students; however the use of the supports is often misunderstood and overused. This webinar aimed to clarify misconceptions and introduce strategies for using visual supports for students with autism, including shared readings, supported or adapted texts, and so much more!
edWeb’s Teaching Students with Autism community held this webinar on creating and implementing visual schedules and the benefits they provide for children with autism. Webinar presenters, Mandi Rickelman and Anna Hutt Fredman, showed attendees how visual schedules can transform lives by organizing a child’s day and preparing him or her for everyday and unexpected routines.
Implementation doesn’t come with a download. Whether your student is using a free AAC app, a simple app, a complex app, or an app that costs hundreds of dollars, student and partner strategies probably aren’t as easy as the click was to install the app. Well there is no need to get discouraged and think that you have to download another app to get to AAC utopia!
The Developmental Writing Scale (DWS), which ranges from emergent writing (scribbling) to cohesive and coherent paragraph level writing, serves as the anchor measure and was developed to be sensitive to small changes in writing quality in beginning writers.
This month’s Teaching Students with Autism webinar on edWeb.net explored simple solutions to solve social and behavior problems. Presenter Linda Hodgdon discussed visual strategies that are used effectively with students of all ages in both special and regular education settings. She shared ways to identify significant factors in student learning and functioning style that affect communication.
The overall benefits of cloud based data and mobile management as well as touch and other usability features of these technologies are relevant for teaching reading and literacy as well as writing tools. In this webinar, Katharina Boser discussed a variety of different educational apps and software technologies to aid reading comprehension for a range of students with autism, including many for the iPad and iPod.
In this webinar, presenter Lauren Stafford discussed visuals and their use in fundamental concepts for students who are visual learners. She explored a holistic approach to visual language and autism including the different types of visual representations.
In this webinar, presenter Anthony Gerke discussed iPads and autism. He explored ways to meet the individual needs of your students when using an iPad and focused on features like guided access to lock students into a set program.
Universal Design for Leaning, also known as UDL, helps teachers create targeted instruction to address every type of learning. When paired with technology this framework becomes even more effective. In this webinar, presenters Elizabeth Dalton and Lauren Stafford discussed principles of UDL and how technology can help.
Starting the school year can be difficult, especially for students with Autism. Presenters Linda Hodgdon and Lauren Stafford intertwine technology and best practices in this webinar. Linda shared the 5 essential supports tips and tricks provide improve learning in the classroom, while Lauren added a new twist incorporating technology.
Most of us know there are apps for cooking, music, bumping, teaching, even dancing. What you may not know is that these same apps can be used for teaching students with Autism. Presenter Karina Barely, discussed the use of iPads and mobile devices as a learning tool for students on the Autism Spectrum in this webinar.
Students with autism are being educated along side of their peers more and more each day. Students with autism benefit from inclusion for a variety of reasons including social interaction and behavioral modeling. In order for these opportunities to be successful, there must be carefully planned out by everyone involved.
One of the most important responsibilities an educator has to be able to report on a students progress. These reports must accurate and objective. This is particularly crucial for teachers working with students with autism. Direct and frequent measurement enables educators to detect students’ success and failures and to make changes in an effort to increase successes while decreasing failures.
Karina Barley, a veteran educator and president of Project Autism in Australia, explored the incredible implications for learning and learning outcomes that iPads offer. She showed how using these devices can improve concentration and persistence of students with autism and motivate them to work harder and achieve consistently better outcomes.