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    As our knowledge and teaching skills have been developed, the workshops addressing the challenges of Autism have also changed to address the continuing needs of staff and parents.  This year we are offering four workshops, three of which focus on different aspects of learning Social Skills. 


    Behavior Management 

    Staff participating in our “2018 Needs Analysis Survey” expressed a continued highest level of need for training in classroom Behavior Management.  This year we are offering seven workshops that will address specific methods and strategies that may be implemented. 


    Best Practices 

    A series of seven workshops comprise this strand which will address very unique approaches to a variety of topics and staff needs that were identified in the 2018 Staff Needs Analysis.


    Interactive Technology for the Classroom 

    Four workshops comprise this strand which are focused on opening the classroom and enabling teachers and students to easily explore using the digital world.  Also, included in this series is the workshop “Internet & Cyber Safety: What Parents & School Staff Need to Know to Protect our Children”.


    The staff have identified the continued need for workshops focusing on the teaching of Literacy.  This year we have a robust series of eight workshops in Literacy.  We have and will continue to offer “Fee for Service” training in Wilson Reading and Language. 

    We will feature two workshops in the Reader’s Workshop, a specific workshop for Speech & Language professionals, two workshops addressing Dyslexia, a K – 3 workshop focusing on Writing Skills and a two-part series in the development of Targeted Literacy Interventions.


    Social Skills 

    The teaching of Social Skills has emerged as a process within our schools.  A goal of the Academy is to bring knowledgeable Practitioners to the workshops that will share with you the skills required and enable you to implement Social Skills programs into your school setting.  The four workshops which we have scheduled for this year will provide you with three different approaches to the teaching of Social Skills.