Why do we communicate? Often, when providing communication instruction in the classroom, the focus is on making requests or labeling items in the environment. Take a moment, though, and think of all the reasons and ways you take part in communicating. We communicate to share information, comment, ask questions, develop social relationships, confirm, deny, persuade, clarify,… Read More Say What? Looking at Language Through the Lens of Verbal Behavior
VCU Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) Lunch and Learn Series
VCU ACE Lunch and Learn Series provides weekly opportunities for families to participate in interactive sessions on a variety of topics related to supporting their children with ASD. Families can register to attend the one hour Zoom sessions or can view past sessions in the archives. Previous sessions have included topics such as Communication Strategies… Read More VCU Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) Lunch and Learn Series
Self-Paced Course: ASD and Inclusive Practices for All
“Inclusion involves a process of systemic reform embodying changes and modifications in content, teaching methods, approaches, structures and strategies in education to overcome barriers with a vision serving to provide all students of the relevant age range with an equitable and participatory learning experience and environment that best corresponds to their requirements and preferences.” (Hehir et… Read More Self-Paced Course: ASD and Inclusive Practices for All
ASD & Behavior Virtual Office Hours are Here!
Looking for an opportunity to get support, brainstorm, find resources, or just check in with others? Virtual office hours for ASD and Behavior supports are available on select Tuesday’s from 3:30-4:30. You can sign up on the Autism Focus Page under the Virtual Office Hours tab.
Helping Families Build Strong Foundations for Home Learning
School and home are two very different types of settings, both in physical structure and in function, but sometimes circumstances dictate we must merge the two. How can we help families build a strong foundation of systems that will support behavior and learning at home? We can start by looking at the systems we have in place… Read More Helping Families Build Strong Foundations for Home Learning
Learning at Home: A Family’s Guide to Prompting
Prompts are necessary for ALL new learning. Whether learning at school, at home, or out in the community we all learn new skills with the use of prompts. TTAC ODU has a free downloadable guide that provides families with information on what prompts are, how to use them, and how to fade them. The guide… Read More Learning at Home: A Family’s Guide to Prompting
Home-Learning Visual Schedule
We all need structure and routine! There are times when students and families are faced with the challenge of a disrupted routine, especially when learning must occur at home for any reason. TTAC ODU has a free downloadable Home-Learning Visual Schedule Example that includes 20 symbols that can be used during home learning, two schedule… Read More Home-Learning Visual Schedule