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Structured Teaching Spotlight: September 2018 (updated)

This monthly newsletter is designed to support those educators who are implementing structured teaching components in their classroom.  Check out what other Kansas educators are doing and find resources that provide additional information.

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October 08, 2018

Topic

Accommodations & Modifications, Family/Community Engagement, Specially Designed Instruction, Autism

Age

All Ages

Structured Teaching Spotlight: August 2018 (updated)

This newsletter is designed to support people who are incorporating components of structured teaching into their classroom.  The newsletter will include examples of visual supports created and used by educators across the State of Kansas and additional resources that can be accessed by anyone wan...

Updated on

October 08, 2018

Topic

Accommodations & Modifications, Family/Community Engagement, Instruction, Specially Designed Instruction, Autism

Age

All Ages

TASN ATBS Autism Specialist November 2011 Newsletter: Evidence Based Consulting - Focus on Working with Interpreters

Diagnosing in a bilingual community is complicated. Children are sometimes not referred for developmental testing by physicians and teachers because their delays are attributed simply to language and cultural differences. In the school, interpreters are our life lines to reaching these families. ...

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)/English Language Learners (ELL), Family/Community Engagement, Autism

Age

All Ages

TASN ATBS Autism Specialist February 2011 Newsletter: Evidence Based Consulting - Focus on Time Delay Prompting

Time Delay Prompting

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October 02, 2018

Topic

Behavior, Autism

Age

All Ages

TASN ATBS Autism Specialist March 2012 Newsletter: Evidence Based Consulting - Focus on Social Stories, Social Scripts and the Power Card Strategy

Focus on Social Stories, Social Scripts and the Power Card Strategy

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism

Age

All Ages

TASN ATBS October 2013 Newsletter: October Visual Support

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Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Accommodations & Modifications, Autism

Age

All Ages

TASN ATBS October 2010 Newsletter: Tackling the Uncomfortable: A Comprehensive Sexual Health Curriculum for Teachers, Parents, and Health Care Professionals Working with Individuals with Asperger Syndrome

Tackling the Uncomfortable: A Comprehensive Sexual Health Curriculum for Teachers, Parents, and Health Care Professionals Working with Individuals with Asperger Syndrome (ASD).

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October 02, 2018

Topic

Curriculum, Autism

Age

High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

TASN ATBS April 2011 Newsletter: KISN Newsletter - Supporting the Emerging Self-Advocate with Autism and Related Conditions

Supporting the Emerging Self-Advocate with Autism and Related Conditions

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Secondary Transition, Autism

Age

All Ages

TASN ATBS May 2013 Newsletter: May Teacher Resources- Successfully Structuring Field Trips for Students on the Autism Spectrum

Teacher Resources- Successfully Structuring Field Trips for Students on the Autism Spectrum

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October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism

Age

All Ages

TASN ATBS September 2011 Newsletter: KISN Newsletter - Social Enjoyment Groups - Aha!

A review and discussion of the book "Social Enjoyment Groups for Children, Teens and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Guiding Toward Growth" (Merges, 2011) in which he outlines his program and provides many resources for replicating his work with individuals with ASD.

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October 02, 2018

Topic

social, Emotional & Character Development, Autism

Age

All Ages

TASN ATBS Autism Specialist December 2012 Newsletter: Evidence Based Consulting - Being a Proactive Educator!

Being a Proactive Educator! Proactive educators plan for fires. They also accept responsibility for finding long-term solutions to the prevention of a problem rather than creating short-term compliance.

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October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism

Age

All Ages

Teacher Resources: March 2013 Teacher Resource - Teaching Literacy Skills to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Teaching Literacy Skills to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Reading, Autism

Age

Elementary (K − 6)

TASN ATBS Autism Specialist September 2014 Newsletter: September Newsletter

New Students with Autism

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism

Age

Early Childhood (Birth − K), Elementary (K − 6)

TASN ATBS Autism Specialist December 2013 Newsletter: Evidence Based Consulting- Strategy Assessment and Revision Tool

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Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Assessment, Autism

Age

All Ages

TASN ATBS Autism Specialist August 2010 Newsletter: Evidence Based Consulting - Focus on Using Visual Schedules

Use of visual supports is an evidence-based practice in autism. Supports such as Visual schedules are usually one of the first issues to tackle during the year and a crucial element to developing independence.

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism

Age

All Ages

TASN ATBS November 2017 Newsletter

Links to information on presuming competence, embedding AAC in the classroom, and library resources on social curriculum.

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Autism, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

All Ages

TASN ATBS April 2016 Newsletter: Joint Engagement, Joint Attention and The Power of Play

The skills involved in teaching joint attention and engagement are summarized in the feature article. "Tips in the Corner" continues its focus on prompting for independence with information and resources that relate to time delay and simultaneous prompting. 

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October 02, 2018

Topic

Behavior, Autism

Age

All Ages

TASN ATBS Newsletter: Catatonia in Autism

Grossman and Aspy provide resources for learning about catatonia in autism and Tips in the Corner targets increasing compliance using behavior momentum. 

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October 02, 2018

Topic

Behavior, Autism

Age

All Ages

TASN ATBS January 2017 Newsletter: Promise Reinforcers & More

This newsletter provides links to information on promise reinforcers, behavior plans, and creating a peace corner. 

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Mental Health, Specially Designed Instruction, Behavior, Autism

Age

All Ages

Calling all Coaches October 2017

Is a suggestion an effective coaching question? 

Updated on

October 02, 2018

Topic

Coaching

Age

All Ages