Understanding and Integrating Different Educational Approaches
A discussion of the importance of utilizing programs based on an individual students needs and learning style as opposed to a “one size fits all” approach
An overview of specific evidence-based educational programs including: TEACCH, applied behavioral analysis (ABA), Picture Exchange System (PEC’s), and Relationship Development Intervention (RDI).
Video examples will supplement program overview
An introduction to academic and skill assessments will include a description of the Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLL’s) as well as the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP)
Teaching New Skills and Behaviors to Students with Autism; Structuring the Environment for Success
Overview of how learning and cognitive processes can be impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders
Presentation of teaching strategies that capitalize on student’s strengths and provide support for their weaknesses
Practical strategies to structure the learning environment and how to incorporate visual supports (e.g., schedules, social stories and comic-strip conversations) to ensure success
An introduction to basic applied behavior analytic (ABA) strategies with accompanying examples of their application towards teaching new behaviors, functional activities and/or life skills
Using Visual Supports to Teach Functional Daily Living Skills
This workshop focuses on a variety of ways to use visual supports to improve behavior and increase independence and participation in daily routines in the home, school, and community environments.
Examples of easy-to-use visual supports that have been successful for teaching and implementing functional daily living skills will be presented.
This workshop will incorporate simple to follow strategies that can be used to create visual aides.
All participants will have an opportunity to create a visual schedule to take home