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Using Structured Teaching to Support Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Students with an autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, think, learn, and process information differently from most of their peers. Beyond the facts and figures of subjects like math and language arts, there’s an enormous amount of data that students must pay attention to, interpret, organize, and act upon. Students with ASD also need to observe…
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Apr
9

New Structured Teaching Courses for Educators

3 New Courses Added to Our Autism Spectrum Course Category We are excited to release this new 3-part online professional development course series, created in partnership with expert-author Catherine Faherty. These courses will help teachers and paraeducators working with students with autism spectrum disorder better understand and implement  structured teaching best practices! Watch this short overview…
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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