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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.

 

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. MT
via Zoom video conferencing technology.

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Learning Topics - SPRING 2019

Session information subject to change, please check back regularly.

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

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

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

February 5

Pointers for Positive and Negative Consequences:
Small Changes that Can Make or Break Behavior Plans

In this session we will discuss making small adjustments to both positive
and reductive procedures that (1) increase effectiveness and (2) help staff
to avoid common pitfalls. The strategies we will cover take very little time
for implementation and yield results almost immediately. Appropriate for
general ed settings, special education settings, and home settings!

Presenter:
Melisa Genaux

February 19, 2019

Social Skills, Part I

This session will cover tools and assessments used by
Speech-Language Pathologists to assess social skills.

Presenter:
Terri Wofford, MS, CCC-SLP
University of Wyoming

March 5, 2019

Visual Strategies for Social Skills

Presenter:
Terri Wofford, MS, CCC-SLP
University of Wyoming

 March 19, 2019

The Social Network and Re-making Recess

Presenter:
Connie Kasari
Professor, University of California Los Angeles

April 2, 2019

The Power of Extinction for Behavior Change:
Planned Ignoring and Differential Reinforcement

The term 'extinction' is used to describe the schedule of 'zero' reinforcement,
or the planned withholding of reinforcement, following targeted behaviors.
It is an underutilized technique and one all staff should be familiar with.
In this session, we will cover the art of planning to ignore certain behaviors
while reinforcing others with purpose and precision.
Combining these strategies can lead to swift and successful behavior change!

Presenter:
Melisa Genaux

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April 16, 2019

Intensive Behavior Supports in a Highly Structured Setting

The focus of this session will be on looking at the function of the most challenging behaviors, teaching replacement behaviors and preventing the behavior from occurring in the future.

Presenter:
Staci Horsley

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 April 30, 2019

Environmental Structure: An Antecedent-Based Approach

The focus of this session will be on structuring the environment for success
for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Specific strategies and examples will be presented.

Presenter:
Staci Horsley

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1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2977

Email: projectecho@uwyo.edu

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