Last week I attended an online webinar on:
Providing Group Instruction for Students with ASD: Have a Plan!
Presented by Kara Magee-Arick, MS, BCBA
Here are my notes:
Importance of small group instruction to develop skills students need to be successful group learners.
Teachers need support too.
Skills needed: attending, modeling, turn taking, sharing, waiting,
Recipe for success: teach (foundational skills), support (small groups with supports), Opportunities to participate in group settings
National Standards Project – Phase 2: Teaching 14 strategies to teach foundational skills
· Active participation
· Focus teaching skills for group learning
· Differentiate task requirements
· Visual and environmental supports
Environmental supports for teachers: Lesson plan includes time, activity, staff
Support auditory information with pictures
Use a visual sequence strip to show each step
Whose turn is it sequence strip
Use visuals to teach group expectations
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/general/elemsec/speced/asdsecond.pdf; http://www.cafierocommunications.com/articles/AACG.pdf; http://education.jhu.edu/PD/newhorizons/Journals/specialedjournal/Harris; http://www.education.gov.sk.ca/asd; http://nspt4kids.com/therapy/helpful-strategies-for-autism-in-preschool-classrooms/;
http://nspt4kids.com/therapy/helpful-strategies-for-autism-in-preschool-classrooms/; http://www.sharonscreativecorner.com/autism-activities/; http://www.education.com/magazine/article/10-activities-children-autism; http://www.autismspeaks.org/docs/family_services_docs/sk/Appendix.pdf; http://theautismhelper.com/lesson-planning-autism-classroom/; http://www.prometheanplanet.com/en-us/Search/resources/?Keywords=Autism&SortField=PublishedDate_desc&ViewType=ListView http://starautismsupport.com/files/circle-preview
My take away from this:
There are many different strategies that will work for verbal and nonverbal students. I think many of these strategies can be used in a classroom to all students. I think the resource list was very useful for future reference.