Presentation on theme: "The Basics of Autism Spectrum Disorders Training Series"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Basics of Autism Spectrum Disorders Training Series Regional Autism Advisory Council ofSouthwest Ohio (RAAC-SWO)RAAC Training Committee 2011
2 Training Series Modules Module One: Autism Defined, Autism Prevalence and Primary CharacteristicsModule Two: Physical Characteristics of AutismModule Three: Cognition and Learning in AutismModule Four: Getting the Student Ready to LearnModule Five: Structuring the Classroom EnvironmentModule Six: Using Reinforcement in the ClassroomYou-tube medical issues for Autistic people.
3 Training Series Modules Module Seven: Autism and Sensory DifferencesModule Eight: Sensory in the ClassroomModule Nine: Communication and AutismModule Ten: Communication in the ClassroomModule Eleven: Behavior Challenges and AutismModule Twelve: Understanding Behavior in Students with Autism
4 Training Series Modules Module Thirteen: Social Skills in the School EnvironmentModule Fourteen: Functional Behavior AssessmentModule Fifteen: Working Together as a TeamModule Sixteen: Autism and Leisure Skills to TeachModule Seventeen: Special Issues of AdolescenceModule Eighteen: Safety and AutismModule Nineteen: Special Issues: High School, Transition, and Job Readiness
5 Training Series Modules Module Twenty: Asperger Syndrome: Managing and Organizing the EnvironmentModule Twenty-One: Asperger Syndrome: Addressing Social Skills
6 Addressing Sensory Needs in the Classroom Environment Occupational Therapist on the team will create an individualized “sensory diet” for each student that needs one.Sensory diet is made up of activities that will help the student be ready to learn during the school day.Activities in the sensory diet are things that should occur everyday and should be implemented through out the school day.Sensory diet is a proactive approach, which means it helps to prevent problem behavior related to sensory needs and ensures the student’s body is ready to learn.Children pictures to replace
7 Big IdeaSensory activities can and should occur in all environments of the school including the classroom, hallway, lunch room, specials, playground, and bus.
8 Sensory Diet Activities There are four types of activities that may be a part of a student’s sensory diet.Core Muscle StrengthHelps improve posture, or how a student sits at their desk or table in the classroom environment.Crossing Midline (when a person is asked to take their right hand and reach across to their left side to do something, or vise versa, asked to take their left hand and reach across to their right side to do something)Helps with reading, writing, and math concepts.Heavy WorkHelps a student calm down and re-focus.CalmingHelps a student transition to the next activity.Add pictures here