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SEEK: Successfully Educating Exceptional Children

Using Systems and Practical Strategies that Work to Maximize Learning for Students on the Spectrum or Other Development Disabilities

Whether in a self-contained setting or in a general education setting, there are evidence-based critical components that work to support students on the spectrum or other developmental disorders. Intervention strategies are more important than ever for providing supports to our students so they may become productive citizens and/or to provide for an enriched quality of life. This two-day seminar provides an in-depth look at practical strategies that can be implemented to teach our students in the way they learn.

This training will address the following topics:

  • Myths and facts of autism spectrum disorders
  • Implementing critical components of the classroom, including physical structure, schedules, work systems, communication systems, and positive visual strategies
  • Understanding hte grief of parents of children with disabilities
  • Designing communication systems for the student using form, function, content and context
  • Walk away with practical tools from the Make and Take


Learner Objectives

  1. Design a classroom for students with an ASD or another developmental disorder
  2. Implement visual strategies for increasing desirable behaviors, including independence, while decreasing undesirable behaviors
  3. Increase communication for a student by assessing form, function, context, and content of his current system
  4. Focus on steps for including the student in the general education setting
  5. Communicate to colleagues the implications of sensory issues that may impact behavior
  6. Walk away with strategies (“keys”) that can be implemented the next day
  7. Identify physical structures, schedules, visual structures, tasks and work systems needed in scenarios based on real situations in the classroom and home
  8. Apply what has been learned from brain research to scenarios and real-life situations
  9. Determine when to use Social StoriesTM, Power Cards, t-charts, and other visual strategies appropriately
  10. Identify problem areas that interfere with achieving goals due to grief of parents resulting in ineffective collaboration



LIFE Skills teachers, general educators, paraprofessionals, parents, early childhood, primary to high school professionals, speech pathologists, allied health care professionals

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