Puberty is a challenging time for all youth, but can present unique challenges for youth with disabilities. In this webinar, Ruth M. Eyres shared instructional strategies for teaching the social skills, self-awareness, and safety skills necessary to provide appropriate sexuality education.
The benefits of including students with autism spectrum disorders in group instructional opportunities is well documented. The challenge for educators becomes providing these instructional opportunities while ensuring that all learners have meaningful participation.
The Queen of Visual Strategies, Linda Hodgdon, CCC-SLP shared her 5 quick tips and tricks for kicking off a successful school year. Lauren Stafford, M.Ed added a twist with fun interactive technology that will make the 5 supports easier than ever with data to monitor student success.
The pace of development and the sheer number of different types of technology, both hardware and software can be overwhelming to many in the education field. Further, deciding how to implement technology can be confusing. Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) have needs that can often be met more effectively with technology than students with typical cognitive development. In this presentation Jeffery Richards, M.Ed. and Chris Karter, M.A. suggested a framework, using the SAMR model, for approaching and utilizing technology in the classroom.
What do you want to accomplish with the iPad? How do you sort through a million apps in the App Store and what should you look for? In this program, the focus was on 5 key skill areas that apps can help preschoolers, school age and adults participate in life activities working toward achieving more independence.
Dr. Clarissa Willis offered strategies for teachers to assist their early learners with social interaction difficulties, communication challenges, and developing routines. Participants had the opportunity to identify how these strategies could be implemented in their own setting.
When it comes to identifying students at risk, educators are on the frontlines. Don’t let kids with subtle signs slip through the cracks. View the webinar with presenter Christopher J. Smith, PhD., and learn about the signs in students, how to help when a child might be at-risk, and the critical importance of appropriate identification.
The DSM-5 or Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fifth Edition) is a manual published by the American Psychiatric Association which standardizes psychiatric diagnostic categories and criteria. Dr. Barry addressed the following topics as they relate to ASD: changes from the DSM-IV; limitations; and social-communication disorder.
This webinar was designed for professionals who work with young children with autism and their families. The importance of the direct involvement of parents in the education of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has been widely recognized. Project ImPACT is an evidenced-based parent-training curriculum that has been used to improve children with ASD’s social communication skills.
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.
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!
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.
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.