Strategies to Maximize Learning and Minimize Disruptive Behaviors for Students with Asperger’s Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism
Presented by Kathy Morris
Specifically Designed for Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Occupational Therapists, Counselors, Speech/Language Pathologists, and Administrators Serving Grades K-12
- Research-based strategies to minimize disruptive behaviors and maximize student learning for your students with Asperger’s Syndrome, high-functioning autism and other pervasive developmental disorders
- How to address communication breakdowns which lead to socialization difficulties and eventually become behavior problems
- Structured teaching strategies including using schedules, work systems and visual tools
- Increase student learning and time on task with strategies that decrease disruptive behaviors so students can learn and you can teach
- Prevention, intervention and post-vention strategies to help your students with high-functioning autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and other social cognitive differences
- Demonstrations, examples, video clips, and specific how-to’s, including an extensive resource handbook
Practical Ideas and Strategies
Increasing numbers of students are being identified with pervasive developmental disorders including Asperger’s Syndrome and high-functioning autism. With the unique needs of these students, it is imperative that we, as teachers, have a toolkit of research-based strategies we can use to help decrease their unacceptable behaviors in order to maximize learning.
Join Kathy Morris for an interactive day filled with strategies you can add to your toolkit and begin using immediately with your students. In this fast-paced seminar, Kathy will address the many questions and concerns you have as a special education teacher, general education teacher, paraprofessional, or SLP who works with these students. Using demonstrations, role-plays, video clips from real classrooms, and real-life experiences, she will give you practical strategies and techniques that she has found really work.
You will discover prevention, intervention and post-vention strategies to address unacceptable behaviors, along with ready-to-implement ways to develop predictable schedules, organize the environment and use structured teaching strategies.All of these research-based and classroom-proven ideas will help you create an atmosphere that helps students with high-functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome become more successful students.
You will leave with dozens of ideas and strategies you can use immediately!
Ten Key Benefits of Attending
- Maximize Your Effectiveness when Working with Students with Asperger’s Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism
Discover practical strategies to increase academic learning and decrease disruptive behaviors exhibited by students with pervasive developmental disorders ... Classroom-proven techniques to help these students be more successful in school
- Increase Positive and Acceptable Behavior While Decreasing Undesirable Behaviors
Use techniques such as social stories, booster cards, keychain rules, social scripts, T-Charts, and cartooning to help students retain what is acceptable behavior ... Real examples and how to use these techniques for your unique situations
- Implement Powerful Structured Teaching Strategies
Whether you are teaching first grade or high school, you will learn classroom-tested techniques to help these students become more successful learners in your classroom ... Learn how to organize and structure your lessons to better meet the needs of students with Asperger’s Syndrome and high-functioning autism
- Preventing Meltdowns, Tantrums and Rages
Learn how to identify the stages of meltdowns, tantrums and rages and what you can do to circumvent ... Practical strategies to be more proactive by identifying the function of the behavior
- Use High Focus and Interest Areas as Incentives
Turn high focus interests into positive and powerful incentives ... Ideas to increase academic success and on-task behavior in the classroom
- Post-Vention Strategies to Use AFTER the Meltdown
What happens after behavior breakdowns is key to preventing them in the future ... Implement strategies that will make sense to the student and will help cement what would have been acceptable behavior ... How to use T-Charts, SOCCSS, cartooning, social scripts, and role plays
- How to Deal with Communication Breakdowns
Specific ideas and examples to address the subtleties of language that are often missed by our students with Asperger’s Syndrome and high-functioning autism ... Learn how to address the characteristics of language: form, function, content, and context
- Provide Solutions for Sensory Issues
Identify, respond and prevent sensory issues that can and often do lead to off-task behavior ... Resources and solutions to target sensory needs as well as techniques to use on a daily basis
- Incorporating Visual Supports Throughout the Day
More than anyone, these students respond positively to visuals – as long as the visuals make sense to them and are age-appropriate ... Learn how to create effective and efficient schedules, reminders, communication cards, and organization checklists that really make a difference for both you and the student
- Receive an Extensive 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
- Research-based strategies for students with Asperger’s Syndrome and high-functioning autism to maximize learning and minimize disruptive behaviors
- Prevention and intervention techniques to help students become more aware of acceptable behavior in the school setting
- Proactive and effective strategies to promote on-task behavior in order to increase learning
- Extended interventions that will address challenging and disruptive behaviors often exhibited by students with high-functioning autism and other social cognitive disorders
- Practical solutions for addressing meltdowns, rages and tantrums, and providing meaningful consequences
- Using various formats, such as PowerPoint, for developing social stories to address specific behaviors
- Addressing communication breakdowns which lead to socialization difficulties and ultimately, behavior problems
- Ideas for establishing structure, predictability and routines in your classroom to help students gain and maintain focus
- Classroom-proven strategies that can be implemented in the classroom, transition areas, playground, and other areas within the school setting
- Numerous practical ideas to address sensory disorder issues and help students make sense of their environment
- Help your students access the “hidden curriculum”
- Video examples of techniques being used in real classroom situations
- Templates for a behavior support booklet that can be used with all students
- Techniques for emphasizing acceptable behavior after a meltdown such as SOCCSS, social autopsies, social scripts, T-Charts, keychain rules, and cartooning
- Checklists for functions of behavior, including sensory disorder issues
- Practical strategies to help your students with high-functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome be more successful behaviorally, and ultimately, academically
A Message From Your Seminar Leader
If you are working with students with Asperger’s Syndrome, high-functioning autism and other social-cognitive processing differences, you know the unique strengths and challenges they bring to the general and special education classroom. You may be asking yourself how you can better maximize their strengths to increase learning, and how to minimize the distracting and disruptive behaviors that get in the way of their learning. If you are asking these questions, I invite you to join me for a day filled with answers to these very issues.
In this seminar, I will share numerous strategies that will make a difference in how you work with your students with Asperger’s Syndrome, high-functioning autism and other social-cognitive processing differences. I will give you practical, ready-to-use ideas for addressing disruptive behaviors, meltdowns, social skills development, stress management, and much more. We will discuss proactive strategies to promote on-task behavior along with prevention, interventions and post-vention techniques to help your students be more successful in school. All of these strategies are student-tested, research-supported and are ready to adapt to your classroom.
I have been working with students with Asperger’s Syndrome, high-functioning autism and other social-cognitive processing differences for over 30 years. The strategies and ideas are all ones that I have used with students and have learned from outstanding experts across the nation. I am excited to share with you how to make learning more accessible for your students and make your job less stressful.
Kathy K. Morris
P.S. You will also receive the extensive resource handbook I designed specifically for this seminar filled with strategies and ideas ready for you to try with your students.
Who Should Attend
Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Speech/Language Pathologists, and Administrators serving grades K-12.
Special Benefits of Attending
Extensive Resource Handbook
You will receive an extensive resource handbookspecifically 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 for working with students with Asperger ’s Syndrome, high-functioning autism and other social and cognitive differences.
Kathy Morris will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own program.
ASHA - CEUs
This course is offered for .5 ASHA CEUs per day (Intermediate level, Professional area).
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