Academic Strategies for Youth with ASD

 

Sponsored by NTACT, Dr. Kara Hume, UNC, Chapel Hill, will be detailing academic strategies to use with students on the Autism spectrum that can be used across different academic content areas. Join us for the live event or recording AND the 2 week discussion as we release more resources to use with your students!

LIVE EVENT:  October 4, 2018 Recording available
ONLINE CHAT:  October 4-18, 2018

Download resources for this Webinar below
  • AcademicStrategies_NTACT

  • Linking Selected Goals to EBPs

  • Blank Peer Support Plan

  • UnderstandingAutismSecondaryTeachersGuide

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    How can you support YOUR students with these academic strategies?

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    Lina
    Lina
    3 years ago

    I liked the idea of peer support in the regular education setting. I believe that my students will behave in a different manner when a peer is assisting them rather than a paraprofessional during instructional time.

    Kara Hume
    Kara Hume
    3 years ago
    Reply to  Lina

    Me too! The research shows that the presence of a para may actually inhibit social interaction with peers in high school classrooms (and preschool classrooms!), so this is a great way to facilitate those connections with peers.

    Lina Rudenas
    Lina Rudenas
    3 years ago

    What are the best strategies to use in introducing Digital Safety.

    Kara Hume
    Kara Hume
    3 years ago
    Reply to  Lina Rudenas

    Great question- we created a resource to help families navigate this with their teens with ASD, let me know if it helps! https://csesa.fpg.unc.edu/sites/csesa.fpg.unc.edu/files/Internet%20Safety%20for%20Adolescents%20with%20Autism.pdf

    Dana Lattin
    Admin
    3 years ago

    Dr. Hume your information was great! We have an inclusive college program at KU (KU TPE http://www.tpe.ku.edu) for students with ID and some of them also have an autism spectrum disability. Do you have recommendations for using these strategies and materials for students who are in college?

    Kara Hume
    Kara Hume
    3 years ago
    Reply to  Dana Lattin

    Thanks Dana- glad to have you join the webinar. our research review identified strategies to support students up to age 22, but the 4 we discussed likely have an evidence base for adults on the spectrum as well. The same strategies will apply, just think about how to make them portable (to carry from dorm to classroom to dining hall), how to use them to support skills outside of academics (e.g use task analysis for doing laundry in the dorm), and how to support college aged peers in better connecting with and understanding their fellow students with ASD (e.g. peer tutoring, peer mentors). Do you have a go-to strategy for this group of students?

    Kara Hume
    Kara Hume
    3 years ago

    The new resource posted can help you select the EBP that may be most effective to target a specific skill.
    What EBPs do you find most effective in supporting your students with ASD in the high school setting?

    Allison Unruh
    3 years ago

    https://csesa.fpg.unc.edu/resources/trainings-related-evidence-based-practices
    Multiple visual training about EBPs that might be helpful at this link!!

    Kara Hume
    Kara Hume
    3 years ago
    Reply to  Allison Unruh

    Thanks for posting Allison- these are some already put together trainings about some of the EBPs we talked about during the webinar (e.g. visual supports). These may be helpful to train other staff in your setting– curious how folks find time/resources to train paraprofessionals or other personnel?

    Allison Unruh
    3 years ago

    The video is now complete with captioning.

    Here is one final resource from Kara. Thanks for participating and feel free to ask questions or make comments about these resources.

    Here is a great guide for Secondary Teachers: Understanding Autism. Find it above in the resources section!

    Kara Hume
    Kara Hume
    3 years ago
    Reply to  Allison Unruh

    Thanks Allison! I love this guide for general education high school teachers– it includes easy strategies, as well as links to video clips that can illustrate the ideas.

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