Understanding Challenging Behaviors in Individuals with ASD
Regional workshops addressing ASD and challenging behavior begins on Sept. 4th
By Michelle Antle, Ed.S.
Stop!" "Don't hit!" "No biting!" "Go to time-out...NOW!" These are all common words heard in homes across the country in response to negative behaviors. Do they work? What are some strategies that do? Behaviors can be self-injurious, aggressive, or just plain non-compliant. Regardless, the presence of these behaviors can be a scary thing for parents, caregivers, and educators. These behaviors can be even more severe in individuals with autism due to their lack of understanding of social situations and sometimes, their inability to communicate their wants and needs effectively. So how can I teach my child positive behaviors and eliminate the negative ones? Article continued
Training Site Initiative Project Continues
The KATC training site project will include schools from 26 counties across Kentucky during the 2014-15 school year
By Laura Ferguson, M.Ed., BCBA
Last year and again this year, KATC will work in collaboration with all of the special education cooperatives throughout the state. Our work in the classroom involves monthly visits to support the local educational team in planning, implementing, and evaluating instruction. We work with the school team to select objectives and instructional plans for specified students as well as classrooms. Through the project our goal is to increase the school's capacity for serving children with autism spectrum disorders by supporting their implementation of research-based strategies. Article continued.
Structured Work System in the Classroom and at Home
Kim Howard will discuss how to create a structured work system in the classroom and at home in a free two part webinar series this Fall
By Kim Howard, M.Ed.
As we swing into a new school year let's take a look at one way we can provide children with autism the visual supports they need to learn new information. A research based strategy that is proven effective is Structured Work System. Structured Work Systems stem out of the TEACCH program in Chapel Hill, NC. Structured work systems provide learners with autism a much needed way to understand what is being asked of them. Article continued.