Autism Training Module List
The idealindiana website currently contains three Autism Training Modules that deal with issues pertaining to Indiana Education.
These modules are written by Cathy Pratt, PH.D., Indiana Institute on Disability & Community.
The first of the three covers Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Below is the Description of the Moldule.
Fifteen years ago, the incidence of autism was believed to be :
1 In 5,000. According to the most recent child count data released by Indiana's Division of Exceptional Learners, the current incidence reflects 1 in 200 students being served under the autism spectrum diagnosis. This dramatic increase has placed a tremendous strain on educators and families who struggle to support and educate these complex individuals. In this module, the user will obtain information about autism spectrum disorders, including a discussion of the processing involved in obtaining a diagnosis, core characteristics, and additional characteristics of these individuals.
The second Autism Trainin Module covers Training for Paraprofessionals to work with students identified with aAutism Spectum Disorder.
Below is the Description of the Second Module.
This module is a tool to obtain information about the role and responsibilities of being a paraprofessional. Due to the increasing number of students identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the challenging nature of their disability, more paraprofessionals are needed to give individuals with AST support throughout their school day. It is imperative to get to know the individual's abilities and difficulties in the areas of academic skills, social interactions, methods of communication, and sensory issues. The responsibilities of a paraprofessional will include collaborating with professionals, delivering instruction, and collecting data to show progress on individual goals and objectives.
The third module covers applied Behavioral Analysis for Students on the Autism Spectum.
Below is a description of the Third Module.
This module discusses the use of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) as a technology to address the behavioral excesses and deficits experienced by students on the autism spectrum, and to focus on teaching alternative skills using a systematic approach. This module provides information about some components of Applied Behavioral Analysis, including task analysis, prompting, reinforcement, and documentation.
The Autism Training Module page also contiains links to ICAN (The Interactive Collaborative Autism Network ) home page, Hoio Center for Autism and Low INcidence (OCALI) and the Autism INternet Modules (AIM).
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