MESA Professional Development Opportunities

2020-2021

 

Enhancing Communication for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

* ASHA CEU Credits available

This workshop is designed for elementary educators and speech-language pathologists working with students with autism and other developmental disabilities. Upon completion participants will have a better understanding of best practice for enhancing communication and serving students in the school setting.

Topics include:

  • Identifying goals and methods for documenting progress
  • Advantages of different service delivery options
  • Review current evidence regarding effective intervention
  • Utilizing a team approach

Register Online for January 15 Virtual Training

 

 

Reducing Challenging Behavior for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

 This workshop is designed for general and special educators serving students with ASD who demonstrate challenging behavior in the school setting.  Upon completion participants will be able to identify the functions of behavior, aka the “why”. Preventative strategies and supports that decrease problematic behaviors will be provided.

 Topics include:

  • Functions of behavior
  • Strategies and supports that prevent challenging behavior
  • Identifying and teaching alternative skills

 Register Online for Virtual Training (begins Dec. 2, 2020)

 

Autism Spectrum Disorder:

Foundation Training for Teachers and other Certified Staff

This two day workshop is designed for teachers and other certified staff who serve students with autism and other developmental disabilities.  Upon completion participants will have practical information regarding how ASD affects classroom performance.  Effective strategies and supports will be provided.

Topics include:

  • Autism: What we know
  • Characteristics of autism
  • Identification of autism
  • The power of teaming
  • Inclusive practices
  • Classroom strategies for supporting students with ASD
  • Enhancing students’ communication and social interactions
  • Social emotional supports
  • Understanding and de-escalating behavior
  • Parent and self-advocate perspectives
  • Motivating change

Training Completed

 

Autism Spectrum Disorder:

Foundation Training for Paraprofessionals and Other Support Staff

This two-day workshop is designed for paraprofessionals, teacher assistants, Head Start providers and other school support staff who serve students with autism and other developmental disabilities. Upon completion participants will have practical information regarding how ASD affects classroom performance. Effective strategies and supports will be provided.

Topics include:

  • Autism: What we know
  • Characteristics of autism
  • The power of teaming
  • Classroom strategies for supporting students with ASD
  • Enhancing students’ communication and social interactions
  • Social emotional supports
  • Understanding and de-escalating behavior
  • Parent and self-advocate perspectives

Training Completed

Watch our website for more updates on trainings!

 

Location for all workshops:  Online

 

For more information contact:  Jeanne Buchanan at 405-842-9995

Early Access

Autism Screenings & Awareness

Early Foundations

Early Intervention & Inclusivity

MESA Project

Professional Development