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Creating Positive Learning Environments for Students with ASD - Chapter Summary
Use this self-paced chapter to ensure you understand the basics of creating positive learning environments. Our instructors offer in-depth examinations of classroom management techniques, classroom modifications for autism, the TEACCH method for students with autism and more. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be ready to:
- Share ideas and activities for building a community in the classroom
- Outline strategies for establishing daily classroom routines
- Explain the basics of managing activity transitions in the classroom
- List strategies for creating and maintaining an inclusive classroom
- Describe how functional routines and task analysis can help students with autism manage daily activities
- Define discrete training and priming as a teaching strategy
- Discuss how to implement visual supports and schedules for students with autism
- Exhibit knowledge of the SCERTS Model for students with autism spectrum disorders
Tailor your review of the lessons by selecting those you want to study and navigating in any order you desire. Enjoy 24/7 access that enables you to review the lessons anytime using any smartphone, tablet or computer. Multiple-choice quizzes let you test your comprehension of the lessons you review, while our practice exam checks your understanding of the entire chapter. In no time, you will be ready to address the basics of creating positive learning environments for students with ASD on your test.
1. Classroom Management Techniques
Managing the classroom is a challenge that all teachers face, and the decisions and actions a teacher takes in this area are extremely influential. In this lesson, we discuss different aspects of classroom management and the importance of creating a plan before the term begins.
2. Building Community in the Classroom: Ideas & Activities
Building a strong classroom community is key for creating a safe, productive learning environment. This lesson will give some tips and activities you can use to build a strong community in your classroom.
3. Establishing Daily Classroom Routines
The learning environment must be properly managed to promote student success. This lesson describes ideas for making clear expectations for classroom schedules, transitions, and routines.
4. How to Manage Activity Transitions in the Classroom
Teachers need to use management strategies for every aspect of classroom interactions, especially transition times. This lesson reviews methods they can use to make smooth transitions from one activity to the next activity.
5. Inclusive Classroom: Definition, Strategies & Environment
Creating and maintaining a successful inclusive classroom requires much thought and collaboration. This lesson will introduce the concept of inclusive classrooms and how you can make your classroom successful for inclusion.
6. Classroom Modifications for Autism
As teachers, we want our students to succeed. We'd try anything, even if it meant turning the classroom upside down. Fortunately, there are much simpler modifications we can implement to help students with autism succeed in our classroom.
7. Functional Routines & Task Analysis for Students with Autism
For students with autism, the routines and activities of daily living can be challenging. In this lesson, you will learn about functional routines and task analysis, which can be used to teach students to master these situations.
8. Discrete Trial Training for Students with Autism
This article defines discrete trial training, including the six steps in the process. Then, take a look at examples of how to use discrete trial training when working with students on the autism spectrum.
9. Priming as a Teaching Strategy: Definition & Examples
Teachers usually know before they present a lesson how certain students will react. Some students, who need routine and predictability, are more successful when they are prepared for what's coming. Let's look at a strategy called priming and how it may be implemented in your classroom.
10. The TEACCH Method for Students with Autism
The unique needs and abilities that students with autism bring to a classroom require teachers to be creative and resourceful in their instruction. Let's review the TEACCH method and how its evidence based tools help teachers implement effective strategies.
11. Visual Supports & Schedules for Students with Autism
Students with autism often need individual interventions in addition to the regular classroom instruction. Teachers can support students with autism by implementing visuals to help them understand classroom schedules and routines.
12. The SCERTS Model & Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
The SCERTS Model is a multi-disciplinary approach to supporting children with autism spectrum disorder and those who care for them in educational and community based settings. This lesson reviews the key points of this model.
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Other chapters within the MTTC Autism Spectrum Disorder (064): Practice & Study Guide course
- Human Growth & Development Basics
- Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Effects of Autism Spectrum Disorder on Development
- External Factors on Development & Learning for Students with Autism
- Forms of Assessment in Special Education
- Educational Assessment of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Service Plans for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Transition Planning for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Behavior Intervention Plans for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Ongoing Assessment for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Curriculum Planning & Adaptation for Special Education
- Teaching Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Individualized Instruction in the Classroom
- Utilizing Technology for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Communication Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Social Competencies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Behavior Supports for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Teaching Life Skills to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Communicating & Collaborating with Families of Students with Autism
- School & Community Partnerships in Special Education
- Historical & Legal Foundations of SPED for Students with ASD in Michigan
- Professional, Ethical & Legal Roles of Educators of Students with ASD
- MTTC Autism Spectrum Disorder Flashcards