From Maps to Movies: Capitalizing on the Special Interests of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Length: 58 minutes

Presenter: Lisa Kehoe

Format: Flash Video


Training Type: Boardmaker Software Family


Do your students, clients or child with autism have a special interest? This session will teach you strategies for embracing this interest and using it to motivate, teach and reinforce the individual(s) with autism that you support. We will explore using special interests in the context of visual schedules, positive behavioral supports, and adapted curriculum. Along with these implementation ideas, we will also explore features and strategies for bring special interests, including sounds, songs, and videos, into activities created with Boardmaker Software Family.

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