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Dec
13

Apr
15

New Courses: Applied Behavioral Analysis

We recently added two new courses to the Exceptional Child online PD course library on the topic of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA).   Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is the application of basic principles of learning, analytical problem-solving and using evidence-based strategies that are likely to lead to success. All educators can enhance their instructional skills…
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Nov
15

New Course: Social Communication Early Childhood

            Social Communication Early Childhood is the newest course in the Exceptional Child course library. Children instinctively take foundational steps to build vocabulary and learn the unspoken verbal cues necessary to communicate with others. In children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other learning or behavioral disorders, however, the development of…
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Jun
7

Improving Awareness and Understanding During Autism Awareness Month

As autism spectrum disorders (ASD) receive more attention during Autism Awareness Month, it’s a great time to help your school staff learn more about ASD. While many classroom teachers and paraeducators may be aware of whether a particular student has been diagnosed with ASD, they may be less aware of how the student’s learning is…
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Apr
18

New Course: PECS Part 2 – Use and Benefits

As we recognize Autism Awareness Month, we’re excited to introduce our second course in the Autsim category of our course library on the Picture Exchange Communication System, or PECS. The inability to communicate is perhaps the most significant obstacle for many people with disabilities. The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) was designed to help individuals with…
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Apr
12