Presenters: Jenny Knudson, M.A. CCC-SLP, NSSED District Coach, Bobby Hanson, M.A, NSA Student Services Coach, and Leah Kirkpatrick, Ed.S, NCSP ELS Behavior 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: This presentation will include an overview of the social, language, and sensory developmental differences of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and how these developmental differences affect student behavior. Participants will discuss the challenging social, language, and 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 developmental differences in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and how they affect student behavior
- 2. Participants will learn some key ways to teach expectations and skills and to modify the school environment to support 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)