|Small Group Instruction; Readiness Assessment, Curriculum and Instruction for Children with Autism|
|Saturday, May 23, 2009|
|8:00 AM–11:00 AM |
|North 129 B|
|Area: AUT/EDC; Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis|
|CE Instructor: Terri M. Bright, M.S.Ed.|
|ANN FILER (BEACON Services), Katie Artiano (BEACON Services), Sarah Kingery (BEACON Services), Amie Hahn (BEACON Services), Robert K. Ross (BEACON Services)|
|Description: The purpose of this workshop is to train participants to effectively instruct, 2 or more children with autism, within a small group setting. Preparation for successful participation in teacher directed small group instruction is often not a formal component of many ABA curricula. However, the ability to demonstrate these skills is essential to successful learning in most pre-school settings. . As children move from home based services to school based services, 1:1 instruction becomes less prevalent and small group and large group instruction more common. Because this is a predictable change in instructional format, ABA programs must prepare students to successfully learn within a group setting. This workshop will provide participants with many tools to move students from 1:1 instruction to small group instruction. First, research related to typical preschool learning behavior, identified within group instruction, will be presented. This will act as a guide for the selection of prerequisite behavior for pre-teaching purposes. Second, curriculum and materials related academics, language, play and social skills, which support group learning, will be reviewed. Third, within a group instructional format, research related to potential strategies aimed at increasing communication, attending and pro-social behavior, will be shared and strategies reviewed.|
|Learning Objectives: Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the typical learning behavior preschoolers possess when involved in a small group setting.
2. Identify and describe curriculum, which is best suited to teach academic, social, language and play skills within a group setting.
3. Identify evidence of successful learning strategies within group settings.
4. Develop materials, which assist with instruction in small group settings.
5. Implement curriculum within the areas of academics, language, play and social skill within the context of small group instruction|
|Activities: Activities: Schedule of the day
Overview of research pertaining to:
Peer prerequisite behavior
Group activity schedules
Group D.I.; Reading and Language
Video demonstration of interventions
Material preparation demonstration and practice
Small group implementation|
|Audience: Persons working in or supervising 1:1 ABA home based settings with children with Autism as well as behavior analysts and teachers working in school settings where children are required to participate in group activity.|
|Content Area: Practice|
|Instruction Level: Basic|