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Description: AFIRM Modules are designed to help you learn the step-by-step process of planning for, using, and monitoring an evidence-based practice with learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder from birth to 22 years of age. Supplemental materials and handouts are available for download. The modules specific to behavior are Antecedent Based Interventions and Reinforcement.
Description: Interfering behaviors are any set of behaviors that cause harm to self or others, impede learning or are disruptive in daily life functions. Individuals with ASD can present with interfering or challenging behaviors. Communication deficits, lack of social competence, sensory needs and difficulties with executive functioning are a few of the underlying factors that may contribute to these behaviors. Due to the substantial impact of interfering behaviors, these needs must be addressed through a...
Description: This module, a DEC-recommended resource, includes information on how to create developmentally appropriate behavior rules for early childhood classrooms so that they link to a given school's behavior expectations. The importance of communication with families about rules and expected behaviors is also stressed (est. completion time: 1.5 hours).
Description: From the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations: Positive Behavior Support describes the approach used to provide intensive individualized interventions to individual children with challenging behavior.  This website provides information and resources for the use of Positive Behavior Support in the design of effective interventions for individual children with persistent challenging behavior. including the Positive Behavior Support Process: Six Steps for Implementing Positive...
Description: This guide provides 5 key practices for teachers and families to support all students, including students with disabilities, at school and home. This is not an exhaustive list of “best practices.” Instead, we identified a small number of practices that have a big impact on student learning and social-emotional-behavioral growth. This was developed by the Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII), and...
Description: The most effective strategies for addressing challenging behavior are primarily focused on prevention of challenging behavior and promotion of appropriate social behaviors. These strategies include environmental manipulations, providing positive attention and feedback to children, and teaching social skills and emotional competencies. Even when these practices are in place, some young children will engage in challenging behavior. There are several strategies you can use when responding to...
Description: All children and young adults require support from caregivers during times of stress and uncertainty, such as those we are facing now with the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).  Individuals with autism may need additional support to process the news and adapt to the many changes.  This population may face additional challenges related to comprehension, communication, difficulty understanding abstract language, an insistence on sameness, and a greater likelihood of anxiety and...
Description: Hyperactive, non-compliant, and disruptive behaviors in the classroom are often challenges for early childhood educators, regardless of whether a young child is diagnosed with ADHD or not. Understanding the rationale for and principles of behavior management and self-regulation approaches can help you support positive development for young children with challenging behaviors using evidence-based strategies.  This "Ask the Expert" video is full of information and strategies that you may find...
Description: Resource landing pads are central locations for information about evidence-based practices and topics; online, print, and video resources; and Virginia-specific guidance related to specific topics of interest. Created by the Virginia Early Intervention Professional Development Center. Topics include: Assistive Technology Autism Challenging Behaviors Cultural Competence Deaf and Hard of Hearing Dual Language Learners Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Inclusion Motor Disabilities Multiple...
Description: The VCU-ACE How To Series demonstrates evidence-based practices for students with ASD. These short videos are approximately five minutes and are intended to provide a quick look at implementing a particular strategy. The How To videos provide a short description of the topic with real life video examples of how to implement the evidence-based practice in the classroom with students with ASD. More How To videos will continue to be added so please check back often! (Videos on Prompting,...