This is a one-hour video/audio recording of a webinar facilitated by Stacy Cianciolo, M.Ed., BCBA, Monarch Center for Autism's Behavior Department Supervisor. The webinar aired on May 1, 2014 and discussed how to determine why challenging behaviors occur and how to change them. It also examined how to select reinforcement appropriately to promote positive behaviors, increase motivation, and utilize natural consequences to decrease negative behaviors.
This is a 1 hour video/audio recording of a webinar conducted by Mandi Rickelman, MA, Early Childhood Supervisor and Anna Hutt Fredman, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech/Language Pathologist from Monarch Center for Autism. The webinar aired on May 8, 2014 and answered the following questions: Why are visual schedules so important? How do I customize visual schedules for my child to make them more meaningful and more motivating? How do I implement visual schedules?
This is a one hour and twenty minute video/audio recording of a webinar facilitated by Lydia Troha, Human Sexuality Educator from the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities. The webinar aired on May 15, 2014 and discussed critical aspects of sexuality education that pertain to individuals on the autism spectrum including: What is sexuality and what does it encompass? How do we (and our children/young adults with autism) acquire information about sexuality? Common myths and misunderstandings. Necessary collaboration between child, parent and teacher. The Playlist: Body Parts & Functions; Social Rules & Behavior Expectations; Types of Relationships/Boundaries; Exploitation Risk Reduction.
This is a one hour and sixteen minute video/audio recording of a webinar facilitated by Chris Karter, MA (Educational Technology Specialist at Monarch School) and Rebecca Remner, MS, CCC-SLP (Associate Teacher Supervisor and Speech/Language Pathologist at Monarch School). The webinar aired on May 21, 2014 and discussed how to effectively use your iPad to teach social and communication skills to individuals on the autism spectrum. Topics included: How to create visuals, video models, scene cues, topic displays, and more on your iPad. How to effectively use and store your iPad's photos and videos. How to identify and incorporate useful Apps into your instruction. How to help individuals use iPads to learn and generalize social and communication skills (e.g., turn-taking, sharing, commenting, sentence building, etc.).
This is a one hour and two minute video/audio recording of a webinar facilitated by Dr. Howard Shane, Ph.D., CCC-SLP (Director of the Center for Communication Enhancement and the Autism Language Program at Boston Children's Hospital, and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School). The webinar aired on October 27, 2014 and described the rationale and methodology for combining visual graphics into the building blocks of language. Participants were told how the use of visual symbols helps children with Autism learn to initiate and generate language, as opposed to merely learning scripted language. Case examples were presented, and time was provided at the end for Question & Answer.