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September 2016
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   Hyperlexia in Students with ASD
Pamela Williamson, Ph.D.

Some students with autism spectrum disorder demonstrate strength in word reading but challenges in comprehension of text and verbal language. Is it hyperlexia? Williamson offers a definition for the syndrome and provides ideas for assessment and instructional practices. Read more here and look below for information on her Tri-State webinar.

 

Pairing Procedures: Or how to get your students to want to work with you! 
(Melinda Henson, M.Ed., BCBA) Here are 10 tips for successful implementation of pairing procedures in your classroom, including common mistakes to avoid, signs of readiness to begin teaching, and troubleshooting common problems. Check out these ideas that you can use tomorrow!
 
Treatment Integrity
(Janine Kesterson, Ph.D., BCBA-D, NCSP) Interventions not yielding the results you expected? Could it be an issue of treatment integrity? Use the information and decision tree to to determine next steps.
 The TASN ATBS School Mental Health Initiative has recently released School Mental Health: A Resource for Kansas School Communities.  This resource is meant to provide Kansas school communities - schools, parents, and community partners - with information to support the social, emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs of children within a multi-tier system of supports.  
The Resource provides a context for supporting the mental health needs of children in schools while discussing topics such as trauma, self-care for education professionals, suicide prevention, at-risk populations, and fact sheets on mental health diagnoses commonly seen in children and adolescents.

This Resource can be found at: 
http://ksdetasn.org/smhi/school-mental-health-a-resource-for-kansas-school-communities 

More information about the School Mental Health Initiative can be found at: 
http://ksdetasn.org/smhi 

Follow the SMHI on social media at: 
http://www.facebook.com/TASNSMHI 
 
Chris Reeve presents
Taming the Data Monster!
Through the use of case studies and scenarios of classrooms and students, videos, visual examples, and discussion, this presentation will focus on helping educators determine how to integrate the guidelines for good data collection and analysis with practical tools for getting it done. Additional information and registration here!
As educators, we are involved in daily conversations that matter! Whether talking to general educators, paraprofessionals, family members, or other colleagues, well-planned, thoughtful conversations can result in professional growth. Learn the art and science of  using coaching conversations in your everyday practice in this interactive one day training. Learn more and register here.
It's All About YOU!
Using Instructional Strategies to Improve Student Outcomes

 
In this two-day regional training, participants will learn evidence-based instructional strategies needed to work with students with behavioral challenges, students with autism spectrum disorder, and other students with complex needs.
 

Check it out! 
 
Filled with one page, picture supported social scripts to support communication, behavior, and social skills that are ready for students to use tomorrow! Primary and elementary editions available. Check it out from our library!
 
Upcoming Tri-State Webinars
Emily Rubin, M.S., CCC-SLP. A Developmental Framework for Evidence-Based Practices for the Autism Spectrum: The importance of Social and Emotional Development. September 7. 3:00-3:45: Click here for additional information and registration or 4:30-5:15: Click here for additional information and registration.

Emily Rubin, M.S., CCC-SLP. Defining Engagement in Classroom Settings for Students on the Autism Spectrum. September 14. 3:00-3:45: Click here for additional information and registration or 4:30-5:15: Click here for additional information and registration.


Christina Carnahan, Ed.D. and Pamela Williamson, Ph.D. Reading Comprehension and the Autism Spectrum Part 1. September 21. 3:00-3:45: Click here for additional information and registration or 4:30-5:15 Click here for additional information and registration.

Christina Carnahan, Ed.D. and Pamela Williamson, Ph.D. Reading Comprehension and the Autism Spectrum Part 2. September 28. 3:00-3:45: Click here for additional information and registration or 4:30-5:15: Click here for additional information and registration.

Randy Ewart, Autism and Numeracy: Part 1 of 2: Task Analysis for Math Topics. October 5, 2016. 3:00-3:45: Click here for additional information and registration or 4:30-5:15: Click here for additional information and registration

Randy Ewart, Autism and Numeracy: Part 2 of 2: Making Math Meaningful for Students with Autism. October 12, 2016. 3:00- 3:45: Click here for additional information and registration or 4:30-5:15: Click here for additional information and registration.

 

The content of this newsletter was developed under an agreement from the Federal Department of Education to the Kansas Department of Education.  However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Kansas Department of Education or the Federal Government 
TASN Autism and Tertiary Behavior Supports does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Deputy Director, Keystone Learning Services, 500 E. Sunflower, Ozawkie KS  66070, 785-876-2214.
 
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