STAR® Comprehensive Workshop – Two Days
August 4 – 5, 2017
8:30am – 3:30pm
The STAR 2-Day Workshop provides detailed examples and practice activities on how to implement the evidence-based practices identified in the National Standards Report (2009). The STAR Program (Arick, Loos, Falco and Krug, 2004), a research-based curriculum is used to provide examples. Appropriate content connected to the common core curriculum is presented and detailed information on the three evidenced-based instructional methods of discrete trial training, pivotal response training and teaching through functional routines are shared. Participants will learn how to implement these strategies through structured lesson plans and a curriculum scope and sequence. The workshop will include extensive data collection systems and participants will learn to collect and use data for instructional decision making. Workshop topics will include the use of a power point lecture, video examples, presenter demonstration and participant “hands-on” practice.
To use Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) lesson plans.
To teach children with autism using discrete training method.
Methods for teaching beginning, middle and advanced learners.
To teach expressive language and play/social skills using pivotal response training.
To teach children with autism to be independent and to generalize skills learned in DT and PRT with their daily routines.
Julie St. John completed her Education Specialist degree in School Psychology at the University of Iowa in May, 2015, and has been working with students with autism and developmental disabilities for six years. Her professional experiences include assessment of challenging behavior, behavior reduction, skill acquisition, and diagnostic evaluation. She has worked in clinical and school settings but finds energy and passion in schools working directly with students, teachers, and paraprofessionals. Julie is always looking for ways to continue learning and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in School Psychology.
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