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UW Project ECHO

1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2506

Email: projectecho@uwyo.edu

Autism

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UW ECHO in Autism provides ongoing support for educators and other professionals working with students with Autism by providing professional development and specific program planning for students.

Network participants include school administrators, general and special education teachers and paraeducators, case managers, school counselors, school psychologists, state agency staff, and special education service providers, including OTs, PTs, SLPs, etc.

 

UW ECHO in Autism is a collaboration with the Wyoming Department of Education.

Sessions are on Tuesdays, bi-weekly, 3:45 p.m to 5:00 p.m.
via Zoom video conferencing technology.


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Learning Topics - FALL 2018

Session information subject to change, please check back regularly.

*Registration encouraged but not required to attend sessions*

September 18

Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) #1

The Early Start Denver Model is a comprehensive, empirically-supported approach to working with children with ASD. We will discuss the strategies utilized in ESDM and preview the next seven sessions.

Presenter:

Elizabeth McMahon Griffith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Developmental Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Psychologist; Children’s Hospital Colorado

*Session Registration*

October 2

Five Quick Strategies for Kids with ASD in the Classroom:
Common Concerns and Easy Fixes

This session will cover five common classroom issues for kids with Autism; work-refusal, elopement, and transitions, among others. Ms. Genaux will provide practical interventions that may be implemented immediately in both special education and general education settings.

Presenter:
Melisa Genaux, M.Ed.
Special Education Staff Trainer/Consultant

*Session Registration*

October 16

Strategies of Early Start Denver Model #2
Early Autism & Identifying Teaching Targets

We will review the common signs of ASD in the early years of a child's life; identifying skills we can teach in order to mitigate the impact of autism and encourage learning in the natural environment. We will also discuss how to measure these skills so that we can take data on them.

Presenter:
Elizabeth McMahon Griffith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Developmental Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Psychologist; Children’s Hospital Colorado

*Session Registration*

October 30

Strategies of Early Start Denver Model #3
Approaching Young Children with Autism & Motivation

Learning occurs when an individual is interested and motivated. We will discuss how child-directed intervention works to build motivation so that the adult can direct the learning opportunities.

Presenter:
Elizabeth McMahon Griffith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Developmental Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Psychologist; Children’s Hospital Colorado

*Session Registration*

November 13

Strategies of Early Start Denver Model #4
Reciprocal Relationships

Development is an interpersonal process and the quality of the child's relationships mediate learning. We will examine how to build these important reciprocal relationships with young children with ASD.

Presenter:
Elizabeth McMahon Griffith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Developmental Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Psychologist; Children’s Hospital Colorado

*Session Registration*

November 27

Strategies of Early Start Denver Model #5
Building Routines With and Without Toys

Routines provide the framework within which we teach. We will identify strategies to build well-elaborated reciprocal routines with and without toys/objects.

Presenter:
Elizabeth McMahon Griffith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Developmental Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Psychologist; Children’s Hospital Colorado

*Session Registration*

December 11

Strategies of Early Start Denver Model #6
Elaborated Reciprocal Routines

When routines are well structured, elaborated, and jointly constructed, learning occurs more readily. We will work to develop a clear structure and vary/elaborate daily routines, routines with toys, and sensory social routines.

Presenter:
Elizabeth McMahon Griffith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Developmental Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Psychologist; Children’s Hospital Coloradoe

*Session Registration*

 


Learning Topics - SPRING 2019

 

January 8

Strategies of Early Start Denver Model #7
Teaching Inside of Routines Using 3-Term Contingency

Strategies form Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) are used to provide effective teaching. We will look at the 3-Term Contingency and how to work this strategy to teach a variety of skills within relationships and routines. We will also discuss further how to know whether teaching strategies are working.

Presenter:
Elizabeth McMahon Griffith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Developmental Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Psychologist; Children’s Hospital Colorado

*Session Registration*

January 22

Strategies of Early Start Denver Model #8
Teaching While Addressing Unwanted Behaviors

Despite our best efforts to build skills that replace unwanted behaviors through all of the strategies already discussed, sometimes we need to utilize other teaching strategies. We will examine additional strategies to address behaviors that are getting in the way of learning and ways to take data on these.

Presenter:
Elizabeth McMahon Griffith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Developmental Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Psychologist; Children’s Hospital Colorado

*Session Registration*

Please check back for additional session dates and topics for Spring 2019.

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