Association for Behavior Analysis International

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38th Annual Convention; Seattle, WA; 2012

Workshop Details

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Workshop #W58
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Technology and Learning: Developing Innovative Teaching Methods for Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Saturday, May 26, 2012
8:00 AM–11:00 AM
612 (Convention Center)
Area: AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Mary Ellen McDonald, Ph.D.
MARY ELLEN MCDONALD (Hofstra University), NANCY PHILLIPS (The Genesis School), MARIA GARRETT (Nassau Suffolk Services for Autism), JAMIE OBRIEN (The Genesis School/Eden II Programs)
Description: The workshop will provide information on a variety of technology-based instructional methods that can be used to teach skills to individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Specific areas as they pertain to skill development will include the use of iTouch, iPad, SmartBoard, video technology, tactile prompts, and a variety of other technology-based tools. Computer programs will be presented, including lessons such as individualized PowerPoint applications. Specific areas of learning will focus on promoting independence, vocational skills, effective communication, and social skills. The future applications of technology for those with ASD will be explored as well.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

Use a variety of technological applications to assist learners with ASD

Use technology to teach both in a classroom setting and portably

Use technology with adolescents to promote independence

Identify specific needs of the learner with ASD and design the appropriate intervention using any of a variety of technology-based interventions

Activities: Workshop activities will include discussion, video review, and case examples.
Audience: This workshop is appropriate for psychologists, special educators, social workers, speech pathologists, and parents.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): autism, independence, learning, technology



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