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EC Case Study Self Regulation

This training is a 25-minute web-based training. During the web-based training participants will meet a student through video footage, then learn strategies for meeting his specific needs using intentional teaching strategies to support self-regulation. Following the short case study, participant...

Updated on

July 04, 2017

Topic

Autism, Behavior

Age

Early Childhood (Birth − K)

Registered Behavior Technician - RBT Information for Directors

This infographic briefly describes for Directors the benefits and content of the online Registered Behavior Technician Training offered by TASN ATBS.  

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July 04, 2017

Topic

Autism, Behavior, Assessment

Age

All Ages

Registered Behavior Technician - RBT Information for Parents

This infographic briefly describes for parents the benefits and content of the online Registered Behavior Technician Training offered by TASN ATBS.  

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July 04, 2017

Topic

Autism, Behavior, Assessment

Age

None

Registered Behavior Technician - RBT Information for Teachers

This infographic briefly describes for educators the benefits and content of the online Registered Behavior Technician Training offered by TASN ATBS.  

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July 04, 2017

Topic

Autism, Behavior, Assessment

Age

All Ages

The Trauma Effect of Sensory and Social Development Issues in Autism- Classroom Management Implications.

We have known for some time that sensory issues play a major role in behavioral issues.   If those sensory issues are auditory, the behaviors are generally more extreme. We have known for some years that mindfulness can work to change the brain’s structure ...

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July 04, 2017

Topic

Autism, Behavior, Instruction, Social, Emotional & Character Development, Sensory Losses

Age

All Ages

School Mental Health Websites

This information sheet provides a list of websites with information on school-based mental health services.

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July 04, 2017

Topic

Mental Health

Age

All Ages

Interspersing Tasks

Have you heard of the 80/20 rule for teaching students? Check out this resource that describes how educators can “stack the deck” by using Interspersing when teaching new skills. This strategy is effective with maintaining behavior momentum and reducing frustration in all types of learners.It's ...

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July 04, 2017

Topic

Autism, Behavior

Age

All Ages

Tri-State Webinar: The Principles of Structured Teaching: Part 1 of 5

This presentation will discuss the culture of autism and the TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication Handicapped Children) approach to instruction, which was developed by Eric Schopler in the late 1970s. An overview of the basic tenets for using visual supports to s...

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July 04, 2017

Topic

Autism, Instruction

Age

All Ages

Visual Schedules

DefinitionVisual schedules are an environmental support that accommodates the need for predictability and decreases anxiety about the unknown. Visual schedules take an abstract concept (i.e., time) and present it in a more concrete and manageable form using words and/or pictures. They serve t...

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July 04, 2017

Topic

None

Age

None

Rules and Routines

Rules and Routines DefinitionMany students with autism (AU) rely on rules and routines to keep their environment predictable and, therefore, feel safer. Educational professionals and parents must understand the importance of rules and routines for individuals with autism and apply them in various...

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July 04, 2017

Topic

None

Age

None

Tri-State Webinar: A Developmental Framework for Evidence-Based Practices for the Autism Spectrum: Defining Engagement in Classroom Settings for Students on the Autism Spectrum (part 2 of 2)

Presented by Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP, Director Educational Outreach Program, Marcus Autism CenterThis is a 2 part series:To view Part 1: A Developmental Framework for Evidence-Based Practices for the Autism Spectrum: The Importance of Social and Emotional Development (Part 1 of 2)Engagem...

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July 04, 2017

Topic

Autism, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

All Ages

Tri-State Webinar: A Developmental Framework for Evidence-Based Practices for the Autism Spectrum: The Importance of Social and Emotional Development (Part 1 of 2)

Presented by: Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP, DirectorEducational Outreach Program, Marcus Autism CenterProviding evidence-based educational programming for students on the Autism Spectrum relies on a careful selection of focused approaches that have been shown to promote the acquisition of specifi...

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July 04, 2017

Topic

Autism, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

All Ages

Social Stories (TM)

Social Stories (TM) DefinitionBecause of their lack of understanding of social cues or rules, people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often face challenges when having to respond to social behavior and engage in social interactions. Social narratives can teach new social skills and encourag...

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July 04, 2017

Topic

None

Age

None

TASN ATBS January 2016 Newsletter

A summary of structured teaching and tips for using communication systems effectively are the highlights in the January newsletter.

Updated on

July 04, 2017

Topic

Behavior

Age

All Ages

Purposeful Planning w/Regards to Math Practices - Brad Witzel (Pt.7)

It takes a village. Listen as Dr. Brad Witzel concludes his session on the importance of vertical planning with regards to mathematical progressions. He will touch on a variety of topics quickly including the following:The lack of students constructing viable argumentsThe value of transparency th...

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July 04, 2017

Topic

Mathematics, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

Purposeful Planning w/Regards to Math Practices - Brad Witzel (Pt.6)

Listen in as Dr. Brad Witzel continues his discussion regarding the importance of place value. In this session he expands on the potential gains of conceptualizing place value and the distributive property through array or area models of multiplication. When utilized in vertical planning as a com...

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July 04, 2017

Topic

Mathematics, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

Purposeful Planning w/Regards to Math Practices - Brad Witzel (Pt.5)

How does the understanding of place value mold computation? Watch as Dr. Brad Witzel utilizes place-value understanding to solve long division and multiple digit addition. During this session, he will also examine the pitfalls associated with merely memorizing a process instead of conceptualizing...

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July 04, 2017

Topic

Mathematics, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

Purposeful Planning w/Regards to Math Practices - Brad Witzel (Pt.4)

If 5th grade students perform well on outcome measures, is this due only to the 5th grade instruction? Listen in as Dr. Brad Witzel shares a personal story about how understanding of place value in 2-digit numbers can sound, and expands on the value of teaching for the evolutionary progression of...

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July 04, 2017

Topic

Mathematics, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

Purposeful Planning w/Regards to Math Practices - Brad Witzel (Pt.3)

In this clip, Dr. Brad Witzel will discuss his OPTIMIZE tool for vertical planning math instruction.

Updated on

July 04, 2017

Topic

Mathematics, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

Purposeful Planning w:Regards to Math Practices - Brad Witzel (Pt.2)

Watch Dr. Brad Witzel lead an activity with the Kansas MTSS Math Conference Audience, highlighting critical elements of each grade band. This activity sets the stage for the importance of vertical planning within math instruction.

Updated on

July 04, 2017

Topic

Mathematics, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages