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Professional Development Credit Offerings

FALL REGISTRATION OPEN

Deadline to register September 22, 2014.

Course Dates: September 8, 2014 through December 8, 2014

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Autism Supports program in Idaho provides coaching and training on autism spectrum disorders.

Autism Spectrum Disorders: From Characteristics to Interventions

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At the conclusion of this course, participants will:

  • Describe the areas of functioning impacted by autism
  • Understand the relationship between the characteristics and research on the brain
  • Identify the cycle of tantrums, rage, and meltdowns
  • Describe strategies that can be used at each of the three stages
  • Discuss how to avoid the cycle of tantrum, rage, and meltdown
  • Identify interventions that meet the complex needs of learners with autism
  • Describe evidence-based practices
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Explicit Instruction

 

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At the conclusion of this course, participants will:

  • Have a greater understanding of the components of Explicit Instruction (EI)
  • Have a greater understanding of how to design lessons using EI framework
  • Have a greater understanding of how to design explicit vocabulary and concept lessons
  • Have a greater understanding of how to organize the classroom structure to increase instruction
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the purpose of specific rules for content
  • Have a greater understanding of how to elicit responses from students
  • Gain additional critical skills to support explicit instruction in your classroom
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Stress and Children and Youth with Significant Disabilities: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

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At the conclusion of this course, participants will:

  • Define the physiology of stress within the human body
  • Describe the implications of toxic stress on behavior
  • Discuss research on toxic stress and implications for intervention for children with disabilities
  • Analyze environments to assess a child's stress level
  • Describe specific strategies to prevent toxic stress in children with disabilities
  • Discuss strategies to address stress within families of children with disabilities
  • Describe stress management strategies for teachers and other service providers
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Transition to Work for Youth with Significant Disabilities

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At the conclusion of this course, participants will:

  • Describe the difference between Customized Employment and Competitive Employment
  • Describe the characteristics of the Discovery Process
  • Discuss how Discovery can fit with the IEP process and outcomes
  • Describe examples of opportunities for Discovery in school, home, and community
  • Describe how to translate information from Discovery into skills and job tasks
  • Describe what motivates and supports engagement in learners
  • Discuss how to capture information about each student's skills, abilities, and support needs
  • Describe the features of a Picture Portfolio or Visual Resume
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Universal Design for Learning: Curriculum for all Learners

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At the conclusion of this course, participants will:

  • Define the three principles of the UDL framework
  • Apply the three UDL principles
  • Discuss the idea of learner variability and the expert learner
  • Apply UDL to supporting learners with severe support needs
  • Identify the context for UDL and learners with severe support needs
  • Describe what motivates and supports engagement in learners
  • Understand how to make information accessible and comprehensible
  • Create a plan for supporting strategic and goal-directed learning
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Why Aren't You Paying Attention? Interaction of Posture/Executive Function of Attention

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At the conclusion of this course, participants will:

  • Have a greater understanding of the developing child in a multitasking context based on the knowledge of development of posture and executive attention.
  • Have a greater understanding of the child with cerebral palsy in a multitasking context based on the knowledge of abnormal development of posture control and executive attention.
  • Gain an understanding in the application of this knowledge as a tool for modifying a task or the environment for a child's success in learning and performance.
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Ziggurat Model: Designing Comprehensive Behavior Interventions for Students with ASD

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This is an online professional development course giving an overview of designing and implementing comprehensive interventions for individuals with high-functioning autism (HFA) and Asperger Syndrome using the Ziggurat Model. The model is designed to address the underlying characteristics/core traits of Asperger Syndrome and high functioning autism that result in social, emotional, and behavioral concerns. The model is designed to help parents, teachers, speech pathologists, psychologists, occupation therapists, counselors, school administrators, autism consultants, and others to design in-depth, individualized interventions that work effectively with this population. The course will include three 2-hour webinars.

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