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SAP to Recruit Workers with Autism

05/26/2013 – 4:49 pm |

A German software company, SAP has recently pledged to recruit employees on the autism spectrum. The company believes that it will diversify talents and has already run a successful pilot program. Read More…

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iPad App to Teach Elements of Story Telling

03/15/2012 – 9:40 pm |

I’ve been using Toontastic with a few of my clients to teach them to create characters, plot, conflict, climax, and resolution (the elements of imaginative story telling). It works really well for some kids. Generally, I use this as a reinforcer after the children have completed several “work” tasks. What …

Psychoanalysis and Autism: Refrigerator Moms, Seriously?

03/14/2012 – 6:36 am | One Comment

NOTE: The French Court has ordered Ms. Roberts’ film be removed from YouTube on March 28th. I’m glad I downloaded it before it was censored! ~ mf
“The Wall or psychoanalysis put to the test for autism”, is a French documentary filmed by Sophie Robert.
It describes the misuse of the psychoanalytic …

Teaching Behavior: Autism Partnership Videos show ABA methods for children with autism

03/08/2009 – 1:03 am | 4 Comments

Effective Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPS) are focused on teaching replacement behaviors. Videos clips from Autism Partnership show examples of how students are taught to identify and monitor their own behavior.

1947 Training Film-Classroom Management

02/11/2009 – 7:28 am |

The opening messages are exactly what the best research on classroom behaviour tells us:
1. The vast majority of behaviour problems in the classrom involve minor breaches of discipline.
2. These incidents originate in the classroom situation itself and are within the control of the teacher.
3. Disciplinary problems in the classroom are symptoms of underlying weaknesses in total learning situation.

Sig Engelmann Explains History of Direct Instruction

02/10/2009 – 5:50 am |

Sig Engelmann sat down with Geoff Colvin to discuss the history of direct instruction, the large-scale research conducted in the 1970’s, and his “unbiased” view of the state of education.