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START Early Childhood Mini-Intensive Training 2017-2018

This training is by invitation only.

Course Narrative:
The START Early Childhood Training involves intensive training on evidence-based practice to increase knowledge and skills that enhance the educational programming and outcomes for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and related disabilities. Each team is comprised of approximately 6 individuals and typically includes early childhood educators, administrators, ancillary staff, parents, & paraprofessionals working with the target student.

Mini Session Information:

October 13, 2017
Foundations of Effective Practice for Young children with ASD:
Orientation and evidence-based practices for serving young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in classroom settings for increasing learning opportunities within all activities.

November 3, 2017
Effective Classroom Practices for Young Children with ASD
Organizational supports, instructional supports, and people supports necessary to create a highly effective learning environment for young children with ASD. Constructing a classroom environment that promotes numerous learning and social opportunities through creative scheduling, visual supports, student/ staff expectations, differentiated instruction, and proactive behavior strategies.

December 15, 2017
Group and Individualized Teaching for Young Children with ASD
Continue to address effective practices for young children with ASD engaging with group tasks within classrooms. Emphasis will be placed on creative ways to incorporate individualized instruction into classroom routines.

February 2, 2018
Intensive Teaching for Young Children with ASD
Use of intensive teaching strategies such as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) within the context of the classroom environment. Key areas addressed will include curriculum, assessment, identifying learning goals, instructional presentation, prompting and reinforcement, and data collection and analysis.

March 2, 2018
Structuring Play in the Early Childhood Classroom
Strategies used to increase learning opportunities to promote play skills in young children with ASD and related disabilities (scripted play, video modeling, reciprocal and peer training).

May 18, 2018
Individualized Behavior Support, Transition, and Future Planning

Individualized behavior support plans and transition planning to ensure a successful placement in an elementary setting, including addressing the barriers to implementation fidelity. Various tools and strategies will be covered with a final work plan developed by each sub team.Time for all sessions unless noted in session information: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Saginaw ISD Transitions Center
3860 Fashion Square Blvd.
Saginaw, MI 48603


5-33 SCECHs available upon application approval, which will be awarded after attending the entire series.

Maximum Participants: 30

Minimum Participants: 8

Jennifer VanTol, OTRL
(989) 667-3285 ext. 3569

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