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Scholars Day: April 15, 2009

Approaches to working with children with autism

Communication strategies are essential to effectively instructing and managing the behaviors of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Effective communication techniques, the use of structure and routines, as well as the use of video modeling as an instructional strategy to create predictable environments and scaffold skills, will be discussed. Existing programs at the college, which promote the leisure-related and physical education skills of children with ASD will be reviewed, as well as an overview of the use of a multi-sensory room to help chanage behavior, increase focus and promote positive self-esteem. Panel: Lauren Liberman, Cathy Houston-Wilson; Physical Education & Sport, Nancy Vander Molen; Recreation and Leisure Studies, Tami Sullivan and student researchers Mike Pease and Jordynn Bree; Psychology.

Presenters: Jordynn Bree (Undergraduate Student)
Cathy Houston-Wilson (Faculty)
Lauren Lieberman (Faculty)
Michael Pease (Undergraduate Student)
Tamara Sullivan (Faculty)
Nancy Vander Molen (Faculty)
Topic: Physical Education and Sport
Location: 104 Edwards
Time: 9 am (Session I)