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Three-Part: How to Teach Daily Living Skills

Daily living skills like toothbrushing, handwashing, and getting dressed can be difficult to teach children with autism. Any task that involves multiple steps takes time and support before independence can be gained. We are here to help. In this 3-part series, we will discuss how to create a plan based on current skill level, how to teach using visual aids and a step-by-step approach, and how to monitor success while increasing independence in yo

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Posted on 2021-10-07 14:25:11

Picture Communication Systems

This session intends to provide general tips and tricks for using a variety of previously implemented picture communication tools within home and/or community settings. Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours Register: Email [email protected], or call us at 1-800-668-8555 ext. 1333 to register.

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Token Boards

Token boards are recommended as a strategy to increase desired behaviours and reduce problem behaviour. This session will outline when to use a token board, how to utilize this method effectively, how to monitor effectiveness and how to create a token board. Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours Register: Email [email protected], or call us at 1-800-668-8555 ext. 1333 to register.

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Reinforce

Reinforcement is recommended as a strategy to increase desired behaviours. In this session, caregivers will learn how to assess motivation, determine potential reinforcers and use reinforcement strategies appropriately. Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours Register: Email [email protected], or call us at 1-800-668-8555 ext. 1333 to register.

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Monitor Technology

Learn ways to aid in reducing screen time, tips, and tricks on how to reduce access to devices and safely use specific devices, such as, iPad’s/tablets, streaming apps, and gaming systems. Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours Register: Email [email protected], or call us at 1-800-668-8555 ext. 1333 to register.

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Independent Activity Schedules (IAS)

Independent Activity Schedules (IAS) are recommended to support independence on learned skills (e.g., teaching task initiation and completion). IAS are ideal when parents would like their child to complete tasks with little to no adult support. This session will demonstrate how to create and correctly use an IAS. Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours Register: Email [email protected], or call us at 1-800-668-8555 ext. 1333 to register.

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Visual Schedules

Visual schedules are recommended to help during transitions and/or increase independence. This session will support effectively creating and using these in a variety of places. Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours Register: Email [email protected], or call us at 1-800-668-8555 ext. 1333 to register.

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Give Instructions and Prompt

To help teach new skills, prompts and simplified instructions are often recommended. Join the Hands autism team for a session that will focus on helping caregivers break down instructions and effectively implement and fade prompts. Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours Register: Email [email protected], or call us at 1-800-668-8555 ext. 1333 to register.

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First-Then Boards

First-Then boards are recommended to help with transitions and inform future events. This session will support understanding how to create and use first-then boards correctly. Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours Register: Email [email protected], or call us at 1-800-668-8555 ext. 1333 to register.

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Posted on 2021-10-07 14:25:11

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