Practical Strategies for Working with
Specifically Designed for Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Counselors, and Speech Pathologists Serving Grades K-12
- Dozens of highly practical strategies for working with students with Asperger’s Syndrome, high-functioning autism and other social and cognitive differences
- Classroom-tested ways to increase student learning by using age-appropriate schedules, predictable routines and providing visual organization designed specifically for these students
- Learn to identify the sources of unacceptable behavior along with strategies to help reduce those behaviors in both regular and special education classrooms
- Numerous practical and positive management strategies to maximize learning and minimize disruptions and distractions
- Demonstrations, examples, modeling, specific “how-to’s” and an extensive resource handbook filled with strategies and ideas you can use in your classroom immediately
Practical Ideas and Strategies
Many more students are now being identified with Asperger’s Syndrome, autism and other social-cognitive differences. How can we, as teachers, meet their unique needs in our classrooms and still meet the needs of the rest of the class? Kathy Morris will engage you in a highly interactive and fast-paced seminar addressing the many questions and concerns you have as a special education teacher, classroom teacher, speech pathologist, or paraprofessional who works with these students. Using humor, demonstrations, role-plays, video clips, and real-life experiences, Kathy will share successful techniques and strategies for increasing learning and positive behavior. She will give you ready-to-implement ways to develop predictable schedules and organize your classroom both physically and visually appropriate to maximize learning and minimize distractions. You will leave this seminar with dozens of ideas and strategies to help you make a real difference in your students’ learning. Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook including the techniques and strategies discussed in the seminar and much, much more!
Ten Key Benefits of Attending
- Expand Your Toolkit of Strategies for Working with Students with Asperger’s Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism
Discover research-proven techniques to help these students be more successful in both the special and general education classroom . . . Practical strategies and interventions that have been classroom-proven in grades K-12
- Learn Practical Ideas to Support Students with Asperger’s Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism in General and Special Education Classrooms
Incorporate positive strategies that will help these students become more socially aware and accepted in the classroom . . . Numerous, practical techniques and supports to develop lifelong skills . . . Dozens of examples, video clips and demonstrations to help you implement the strategies
- Implement Powerful Structured Teaching Strategies
Whether you are teaching first grade or high school algebra, learn how to organize and structure your instruction to meet the needs of your students with Asperger’s Syndrome and high-functioning autism . . . Classroom-tested techniques to help these students become more successful learners in your classroom
- Increase Student Learning with Easy-to-Use and Practical Ideas
Discover a wealth of ideas for organizing, scheduling and setting up the classroom environment to greatly improve the success of your students with Asperger’s Syndrome and high-functioning autism . . . Strengthen your teaching and your students’ learning with ready-to-use strategies you can implement the very next day with your students
- Modify and Adapt Your Instruction to Reach Students with Asperger’s Syndrome and High‑Functioning Autism
Explore teacher-proven methods to modify and adapt your lessons and instructional materials that will truly make a difference for these students . . . Ways to set up your lessons to enhance the learning and retention of skills and concepts
- Increase Positive and Acceptable Behavior
Learn to identify the sources of unacceptable behavior along with strategies to help reduce those behaviors . . . Use techniques such as Power Cards, Cue Cards, Social Autopsies, Social Stories, Body Mapping, and many more
- Enhance Your Students’ Organizational Skills
Incorporate proven ways to help your students with Asperger’s Syndrome and high-functioning autism organize themselves and their materials in order to develop independent learning skills . . . Ready-to-use, hands-on examples and ideas
- Build Your Repertoire of Intervention Strategies
Use a checklist for successful intervention principles that will work for new and veteran teachers . . . Learn how to apply each intervention at the right time and the right place
- Use Practical, Research-Based Strategies
Utilize techniques and methods that are actually proven to work with students with special needs and are practical to implement in the classroom setting . . . Strategies are designed and demonstrated so you can use them the very next day in your classroom
- Receive a Detailed Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook filled with strategies and techniques discussed in the seminar and ready to implement in your classroom immediately
Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately
- Outstanding strategies for working with your students with Asperger’s Syndrome, high-functioning autism and other social-cognitive differences
- Easy-to-implement strategies to increase positive and productive behavior in both general and special education classes
- Numerous practical and ready-to-use management strategies to maximize learning time
- Utilize a variety of effective interventions through role-playing techniques
- Dozens of ways to enhance learning by implementing key elements of effective visual and spatial organization
- Hands-on examples and demonstrations to reinforce your ability to implement all the strategies in your classroom
- Proven ways to modify and adapt your lessons and instructional materials to meet the highly diverse needs of students with Asperger’s Syndrome and high-functioning autism
- Research-based strategies translated into practical interventions you can use in your classroom
- Tips from an experienced educator on how to best work with students with Asperger’s Syndrome and high-functioning autism
- Ideas for turning obsessive subjects into strengths to facilitate learning
- A checklist for successful intervention strategies
- Positive and proactive management strategies for working with students with Asperger’s Syndrome and high-functioning autism
- Establishing predictable routines to strengthen independent learning
- How to identify possible misinterpretations of behaviors
- Effectively using structured teaching strategies to best meet the varied learning needs and styles of your students
- An extensive toolkit of practical ideas and strategies adaptable to K-12 classrooms
- Powerful ways to strengthen your skills in working with students with Asperger’s Syndrome, high-functioning autism and other social and cognitive differences
A Message From Your Seminar Leader, Kathy Morris
“If I could, I would give you wings” is a meaningful phrase from a lullaby that I sang to my sons when they were young. I did not realize at the time that two of my sons would have disabilities (autism and cerebral palsy). Even though I was a special education teacher at the time, it is a different ballgame when they are your own children. It has been my life work to help educators and others understand how to successfully utilize strategies and techniques to reach our students with learning disabilities. I will share dozens of these ideas and strategies with you at this seminar.
During the day I will give you practical ideas for working with students with Asperger’s Syndrome, high-functioning autism and other social-cognitive processing differences. Modifications and accommodations for academic programming, as well as cues for appropriate behaviors will be shared through video clips, role plays and hands-on examples. All these strategies will be ready for you to use the very next day with your students.
The strategies and techniques are ones that I have used with students and have learned from various outstanding experts across the nation. The strategies have worked for the students with whom I’ve worked and I want to share them with you so your students can be more successful in your classroom. Please join me for an exciting day filled with ideas you can use immediately.
Kathy K. Morris
P.S. The focus of this seminar will be on practical strategies you can use to increase your effectiveness in your classroom.
Who Should Attend
Educators working with students in grades K-12: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Counselors, and Speech Pathologists.
Special Benefits of Attending
Extensive Resource Handbook
You will receive the extensive resource handbook, Practical Strategies for Working with Students with Asperger’s Syndrome and High‑Functioning Autism (Grades K-12), specifically designed for this seminar. Included in the handbook are:
- a checklist for successful intervention strategies
- proven ways to modify and adapt your lessons
- key elements of effective visual and spatial organization
- numerous ideas to help your students become more socially accepted in the classroom
Meet and Share
This seminar provides participants a wonderful opportunity to meet and share ideas with other educators seeking practical ideas working with students with Asperger’s Syndrome, high-functioning autism and other social and cognitive differences.
ASHA - CEUs
This course is offered for .5 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
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