Strategies for Teaching Based on Autism Research Initiative
Kentucky Valley Special Educational Cooperative
The purpose of this proposal is to increase teacher knowledge and consistent implementation of instructional methods appropriate for students with ASD. the project will provide 60 teachers with the opportunity to attend the 2-day comprehensive STAR workshop. During the workshop, participants will learn the techniques of discrete trial training, pivotal response training, and teaching functional routines. Participants will receive examples of the STAR Autism program lesson plans at each instructional level in order to practice their skills in implementing the program. Immediately following the 2-day comprehensive STAR workshop, four classrooms will be set up within the Kentucky Valley Special Educational Cooperative service area as model STAR classrooms. Hands-on training and consultation will take place in order to further educate the participants of the training.