Best Practices in Autism. Autism Consortium Regional Training Selena M. Joy, Ph.D.; Brooke Bottari, CCC-SLP. Roadmap. Quick Facts 6 Essential Themes Putting it Together. Quick Facts.
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Best Practices in Autism
Autism Consortium Regional Training
Selena M. Joy, Ph.D.; Brooke Bottari, CCC-SLP
6 Essential Themes
Putting it Together
“Students with ASD are heterogeneous in their presentation of behaviors and in their unique preferences, interests, and learning styles requiring individualized instructional support needs.” Dunlap & Fox, 2002 & Dunlap & Robbins, 1991
“Strategies using applied behavior analysis have been documented to be effective in systematically teaching target behaviors. It is important for educators and families to keep in mind that ‘ABA is not a specific program, procedure, or technique; it involves methods and principles’ that are applied in diverse ways.” Dunlap, 1999, p. 224
“Creating an environment that supports the identified learning needs of students is basic to instruction” Heflin & Alberto, 2001
“A good test of the functionality of a skill is to ask whether the result of not learning a specific behavior will require another person to perform the task for the student.” Olley & Rosenthal, 1985
Focus should be on those skills that
“Recent research evidence has suggested that in order for educational interventions addressing problem behaviors to be successful, positive and proactive behaviors must be considered and developed.” Iovannone, Dunlap, Huber, & Kinkaid, 2003
“Family members are the most stable, influential, and valuable people in the child’s environment.”Dunlap, 1999