|Assessing and Addressing Challenging Behavior for Students with ASD in the Inclusive Educational Setting
|Sunday, May 30, 2010
|1:30 PM–2:50 PM
|Area: AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
|CE Instructor: Jessica Slaton, M.Ed.
|Chair: Mary Ellen McDonald (Hofstra University)
|JOANNE SGAMBATI (Eden II Programs)
|RUTH M. DONLIN (Private Practice)
|NICOLE WEIDENBAUM (Nassau-Suffolk Services for Autism)
|HESTER BEKISZ (The Genesis School)
|Abstract: As the number of students being diagnosed with ASD increases dramatically we see more and more students with autism being educated in their public school. This panel will discuss the importance of behavior management interventions and supports for school staff in order to promote a comprehensive education for students with ASD. Interventions to improve performance will be discussed, such as the use of technology, the use of self-management and social skills training. Information on the assessment of specific needs and how to match these needs to the classroom will be shared. This talk will discuss the prevention and management of challenging behavior in the inclusive classroom. There will be an emphasis on proactive strategies, such as environmental manipulations, curricular revisions and teaching adaptations. Modification of data collection systems will also be discussed, as well as functional behavior assessment. Reactive strategies to challenging behavior will also be reviewed. Consistently across staff is important once a behavior intervention plan is finalized, how do you train staff? Staff training is an important component to an inclusive classroom; strategies to increase staff motivation will be reviewed.