Presenters: Jenny Knudson, M.A. CCC-SLP, NSSED District Coach, Bobby Hanson, M.A, NSA Student Services Coach, and Sheena Watterson, M.A., NSSED District Coach
Intended Audience: General education teachers, special education teachers, speech-language pathologists, social workers, school psychologists, occupational therapists, intervention specialists, paraprofessionals, and teacher assistants who are teaching and supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder from early childhood through post-high school.
Activity Description: The presentation will include a brief overview of the social, language, and sensory developmental differences of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) & how these developmental differences affect student behavior. Participants will discuss the challenging social, language, & sensory experiences our students encounter throughout their school day. Specific best practices for students with ASD will be discussed & examples will be provided as participants examine ways to teach skills and modify the school environment for students with ASD.
- 1. Participants will understand the social, language, and sensory development differences in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and how they might impact a student’s functioning in the classroom.
- 2. Participants will utilize a student’s profile of strengths, developmental differences and lagging skills to identify and prioritize skills to be taught and modifications to be made to the environment.
- 3. Participants will learn some evidence-based educational supports and thinking frameworks to promote a trusting and outcomes-driven relationship for students with ASD.
PD Hours: 6.0
Registration/Coffee: 8:00 am to 8:30 am
Session: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (One hour lunch - on your own)
Any person with with a licence through Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is required to enter their Illinois Educator Identification Number (IEIN) when registering for this class. You can find your number by logging into the Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS)