This dynamic presentation provides educators with many practical ideas and examples for creating an effective classroom for students with autism and/or other developmental disabilities. We begin with a description of functional activities, targeting various age groups, and guide you in designing an education environment using the elements of the Pyramid Approach to Education. We help you identify ways to increase student communication throughout the day and show you how common individual goals can be incorporated into various lessons and activities. We also share ideas for setting up your classroom, including organising materials for activities, incorporating reinforcement systems, and streamlining data collection as well as providing tips for student and staff routines and schedules. You will leave this training with new confidence and a collection of strategies you can immediately implement to improve any educational environment.

What you will learn

  • Identify key elements to designing effective educational environments
  • Define functional activities for all ages
  • Create classrooms with organised materials and visual supports
  • Define staff roles and responsibilities to improve classroom management
  • Review how all of the elements of the Pyramid relate to individual goals

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