Autism Part III

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In this inclusive era, it’s not enough for you to simply go on being the fabulous teacher that you are. True inclusion means that everyone in the building must be on the same proverbial page and speak the same proverbial language. Our students on the spectrum require clear, consistent, and continuous messaging across contexts. This segment explains why the 3’Cs are so important for these students and provides you with resources that make collaboration a breezes

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn about why clear and concrete communication is key, and check for understanding to ensure that your message has been understood in the way you intended it.
  2. Reassess your rules and expectations from a concrete perspective to ensure that they make sense and are consistently applicable and enforceable.
  3. Develop a team approach with colleagues and parents to establish seamless continuity of prompts and messaging to students on the spectrum.

About the Author

Barbara Boroson

Barbara Boroson

Barbara Boroson, LMSW, is a keynote speaker, professional development provider, and inclusion specialist for educators nationwide. She is the author of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Inclusive Classroom: How to Reach and Teach Students with ASD (Scholastic, 2nd edition June 2016), and a forthcoming book from ASCD for education leaders.

Barbara’s dynamic and informative PD workshops are customized for everyone in the district: general educators, classroom paraprofessionals, special area teachers, therapeutic providers, parents, cafeteria workers, recess monitors, secretaries, custodians, bus staff, and everyone else who wants to be included in inclusion.

Barbara is a regular speaker at educator conferences such as NSBA, ILA, ASCD, NAESP, AEYC, and many others. She holds a bachelor's degree in writing from Cornell University and a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University. She has worked in autism spectrum and inclusive education for 25 years in clinical, administrative, and advisory capacities.

Barbara lives with her husband and their two children, one of whom is on the autism spectrum.

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