Engineering Classrooms with Visual Strategies for Autism Success

Presented by: Linda Hodgdon, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, and author
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We’ve learned a lot about how to help students on the Autism Spectrum achieve success at school. But research shows that half the time we don’t apply what we know works. Using a few simple tools and tweaks can change stress into easy, meltdowns into smiles, and fear into fun.

In this webinar, Linda Hodgdon highlighted her list of 12 “must haves” for every classroom with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. When and how you use these tools is important, so she’ll cover how to integrate them easily and meaningfully into classroom routines.

Participants will learn to:

  • Recognize situations where communication breakdowns can affect the student’s understanding, behavior and participation
  • Use specific visual supports that have significantly improved student behavior and independence to participate successfully in school and life opportunities
  • Develop a communication style that will help students achieve independence and success
  • One thing we know is that the majority of students with ASD (and lots of other students, too) are visual learners. You’ll see lots of visual tools on Linda’s “essentials” list. Use it as a checklist for your setting.