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UW Project ECHO

1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2977

Email: projectecho@uwyo.edu

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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.


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

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LEARNING TOPICS - FALL 2019

*Registration encouraged but not required to attend sessions*
Registrants will receive session handouts and materials prior to the scheduled meeting time

October 24

All Things ECHO

This session will focus on using the ECHO model with videoconferencing technology to conduct sessions, sharing evidence-based practices. We will discuss upcoming sessions scheduled for Fall 2019, the ZOOM technology, hub-and-spoke knowledge sharing, case presentations, how to earn credits for attending live sessions, and accessing recorded sessions.

Presenter:
Wendy Warren
Senior Project Coordinator, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

*Session Registration*

November 7

Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) #1

The Early Start Denver Model is a comprehensive, empirically-supported approach to working with 12 - 60 month old children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We will discuss the strategies utilized in ESDM and preview the next 9 sessions..

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

*Session Registration*

November 21

Strategies of ESDM #2
Early Autism and Identifying Teaching Targets

We will review the common signs of autism spectrum disorder (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, Univ. of Colorado School of Medicine
Psychologist; Children’s Hospital Colorado

*Session Registration*

December 5

Strategies of ESDM #3
Approaching Young Children with Autism and 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, Univ. of Colorado School of Medicine
Psychologist; Children’s Hospital Colorado

*Session Registration*

December 19

Strategies of ESDM #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 autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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

*Session Registration*

 

LEARNING TOPICS - SPRING 2020

January 9

Strategies of Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) #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, Univ. of Colorado School of Medicine
Psychologist; Children’s Hospital Colorado

*Session Registration*

January 23

Strategies of ESDM #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, Univ. of Colorado School of Medicine
Psychologist; Children’s Hospital Colorado

*Session Registration*

February 6

Strategies of ESDM #7
Teaching Inside of Routines Using 3-Term Contingency

Strategies from 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, Univ. of Colorado School of Medicine
Psychologist; Children’s Hospital Colorado

*Session Registration*

February 20

Strategies of ESDM #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, Univ. of Colorado School of Medicine
Psychologist; Children’s Hospital Colorado

*Session Registration*

March 5

Strategies of ESDM #9

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

*Session Registration*

March 19

Strategies of ESDM #10

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

*Session Registration*


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UW Project ECHO

1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2977

Email: projectecho@uwyo.edu

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