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Autism is a neurobiological developmental disorder that has undergone several changes in identification and classification in recent years. It’s now characterized by a spectrum of disorders. People with ASD have difficulty with social communication and interaction, restricted interests, and repetitive behaviors. However, these challenges and behaviors vary across people. For most children, ASD appears in…Read more.
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…Read more.
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…Read more.
We recently released the first course in a new three-part series on Structured Teaching in our Autism Spectrum course category. Students with an autism spectrum disorder – or ASD – think, learn and process information very differently from most of their peers. Beyond the facts and figures of classroom subjects like math and language arts,…Read more.
In a perfect teaching world, all of your students would display proper behavior all of the time. While that’s not possible, there are skills that can help you approach that nirvana. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) allows you to use basic principles of learning, analytical problem solving, and evidence-based strategies that are likely to lead to…Read more.
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 and…Read more.
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…Read more.
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…Read more.
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…Read more.