Join our POPARD consultant for this series on very practical topics in creating programming for K-1 students on the spectrum. Each topic will have take-aways that you can begin implementing right away and are key skills for staff working with students with ASD. The final workshop on work systems will be open to staff serving students in older grades.
Audience: K-1 Teams
Presenter(s): Kristy Petroni
Tue. Jan 19 (Assessment, Data Collection and Goal Setting) We will discuss the basics of collecting data when teaching your student new skills. Data collection is a necessary part of any program. It provides vital information about how the student is doing with that skill, if they are making progress, and can even help to troubleshoot when progress is not being made. It is also the best way to determine if the student is ready to learn a new or more difficult skill. Data needs to drive the intervention you are doing. Data should be meaningful and not overwhelming. We will discuss ways to make sure data is manageable and useful.
Wed. Jan 20 (Task Analysis/Shaping & Chaining) Sometimes students have a hard time learning larger more complex skills or tasks. The breakdown and identification of the smaller subset of skills or tasks completed is a task analysis. You will learn how to create tasks analysis and then teach these skills through procedures called shaping and changing.
Wed. Jan 27 (Naturalistic Teaching) We are constantly using the environment and play off our students’ responses to teach and expand their knowledge. Naturalistic teaching is a “process whereby language skills of labeling and describing are learned in naturally occurring adult-child interactions.” (Hart & Risley, 1975) This evidence-based strategy can be used to teach receptive and expressive language, reading, counting, social skills, and more. Incorporating students’ interest is key to maximize on motivation.
Thu. Jan 28 (Work Systems) Increasing student independence is a key goal. Using a structured work system can support a student with ASD and additional needs gain independence skills.
Location: Zoom Link (use this for ALL POPARD TRAINING): https://ca01web.zoom.us/j/3117626244
Click the above link 10 minutes before the session is to start. You will be in a waiting room until the instructor admits you to the session. If you are unable to click the above Zoom link, you can copy/paste the Zoom meeting url into the address bar of your internet browser. If you are new to Zoom, please familiarize yourself before the training begins. You can Click here to join a Zoom TEST room or watch THIS QUICK TUTORIAL (please do any ZOOM tests/tutorials prior to the training). Additional Zoom info is available on Zoom’s support