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Autism Part VIII

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Summary

Last but not at all least, this segment addresses behavior. Find out why this topic is very deliberately at the end of the series, and why, if you’ve worked your way through segments 1-7, you may never even need the strategies here! Discover how to decode behaviors in order to address them at the level of causation to make meaningful, lasting change.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn to view the strategies you’ve learned in this course as pre-emptive strategies that have dramatically reduced difficult behaviors.
  2. Learn to decode behaviors to determine the function they serve for your students on the spectrum.
  3. Collect strategies for intervening at the level of causation by addressing the function rather than the behavior.

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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