Helping Students with ASD Succeed in General Education Classrooms
“More than 50% of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder spend at least 2 days per week in regular classrooms. Today, 1 in 3 students with Autism Spectrum Disorder are included in the regular classroom for the entire day.” —William L. Heward, EdD on the need for general education classroom teachers to implement strategies that support their students with autism.
General education classrooms are a challenge for even the best of educators. Each student arrives with different strengths and weaknesses from those of their peers. Integrating varied skillsets and behavioral histories under one roof can stall progress. Students with autism also present their own needs, some of which may differ from neurotypical peers. In order for all students to unanimously progress, Dr. Bill Heward presents the key strategies that move entire classrooms forward, and provide the extra bump most ASD learners require. Whether a teacher, behavior analysts, or parent these strategies can support learning and classroom management for classrooms of various sizes.
What you’ll learn in the course and be able to do afterward:
- After identifying the five key aspects of independent learning for students with autism, you will be able to:
- Explain how they can use these skills to experience success.
- Learn tactics of choral responding, response cards, and Heads Together to:
- Describe how these make group instruction more effective.
- Describe how to counter problems that could make collaborative learning activities ineffective.
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