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Autism Spectrum in the Classroom

Workshop Description
Over the course of the two days, participants will develop a common understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) through engagement in activities, videos, and group discussion.  Part One begins with the exploration and sharing of educators’ many roles, and the impact they have on the success of students with ASD.  Participants will spend the day exploring the components of communication, social understanding, sensory processing and anxiety.  Strategies designed to effectively support these areas will be shared and examined.

In Part Two, participants will expand their understanding of the components of ASD to include the areas of cognitive processing and behaviour.  Specifically, the importance of understanding the role that executive function plays in daily school life will be highlighted.  Participants will also learn how to recognize and address the individual learning styles of their students.  The critical principles of reinforcement, prompting, generalization and how to objectively define behaviour will be explored.  Through the use of case studies, participants will practise developing a proactive support plan based on the knowledge and strategies introduced over the two days.

With an enhanced understanding of autism spectrum disorder, effective support strategies, and having practised proactive planning, participants will leave the two days equipped with the tools and knowledge to start the school year on the path to success.

who should attend?
This workshop is for you if you are new to teaching, or new to working with students with ASD.  This course also serves as an excellent refresher heading back into the school year.  If you feel that you have a strong understanding of the concepts listed above please check out the Online Applied Behaviour Analysis Certificate Course for Educators.

Online Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Certificate Course for Educators

This E-Learning course will be available on September 30 2014.
Fee: $350.00

If you are employed by an Ontario School Board, contact your head of Special Education to have them register you after September 30 2014.

The objective of the ABA Certificate Course for Educators is for participants to learn the theory, strategies, and ethical considerations required to assist them in using ABA principles in their classrooms. The 12-module course will educate participants on the theory and history of ABA, with an emphasis on how to apply evidence-based strategies to teaching situations, and program development for students with ASD.

Learning outcomes will ensure that educators will complete the course with an understanding of the theory and principles of ABA that can be used in the classroom to increase skill acquisition and independence, and decrease challenging behaviours. The completion of all modules, quizzes and participation in the chats is mandatory. Upon successful completion of the course participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

This workshop is for you if you have completed the introductory training, or have experience working with students with ASD.

This ABA Certificate Course for Educators will be delivered online, and as such can be accessed from the comfort of home or the workplace. The training will be delivered via the internet in a video-based and interactive format, and will include opportunities for one to one support and live, real-time interactions with instructors through scheduled chats. This online course will also include interactive activities. This course will be offered in both English and French.

The Online Applied Behaviour Analysis Certificate Course for Educators will become available for participants on September 30 2014. Participants can work at their own pace, however they must complete the course within 120 days of their first login. Technological requirements to complete this course are a computer/laptop with internet access and speakers.

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