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Tuesday 22 Aug 2017

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Video Modeling to Teach Line Dancing

Article by Abby Twyman, M.Ed., BCBA Many students with autism which I have worked with love music and dancing. There has been a lot of research conducted around the use of video modeling to teach a variety of skills. It […]

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Collaborating to Support Meaningful Participation in Recreational Activities

Article by Abby Twyman, M.Ed., BCBA An article published in Topics in Language Disorders in 2008, Collaborating to Support Meaningful Participation in Recreational Activities of Children with Autism Spectrum

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Guidelines for Selecting Alternatives to Overreliance on Paraprofessionals

Paraeducators, also known as instructional assistants, serve a variety of functions within public schools. Many times they are hired to work directly with students with disabilities and facilitate

Ten Faulty Notions About Teaching and Learning

Dr. William Heward, professor of Special Education at Ohio State University, published an article in the Journal of Special Education "Ten Faulty Notions About Teaching and Learning That

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Increasing Communication Using a VOCA and Naturalistic Teaching

There are some individuals with autism who acquire little to no functional speech. In this case, it is often recommended to implement an Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC)

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Effects of Physical Exercise on Autism Spectrum Disorders

Anyone can tell you that routine exercise has positive physical and mental health effects for the average person. It is not a far stretch to make the assumption

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The Prevalence and Perception of Bullying Among Adolecents with ASD

Bullying among adolescents in general is a huge issue in schools around the country and around the world. Bullying is a type of aggressive behavior characterized by a

Getting Organized: Preparing for the Transition to Adulthood

If you're a parent of an adolescent with autism who is 14 or older, it's time to start thinking about the transition to adulthood. I know 14 may

How are States Addressing Autism?

The article below was written by Nirvi Shah on December 12, 2011, and originally published at Education Week. The article is a review of the Education Commission of

Teaching Leisure Skills

Of all the things we work on with individuals with autism and other developmental delays, some times teaching leisure skills is left out of the equation. When leisure