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How To Video Series

These short videos demonstrate evidence-based practices for students.

These short videos are approximately five minutes long 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.

Title Category
How To: Gestural Prompting
The topic for this How To is gestural prompting. You will learn what gestural prompting is and see examples of how to provide a gestural prompt.
Prompting
How To: Physical Prompting
The topic for this How To is physical prompting. You will learn what full and partial physical prompting are and see examples of how to provide physical prompts.
Prompting
How To: Visual Prompting
The topic for this How To is visual prompting. You will learn what visual prompting is and see examples of how to provide a visual prompt.
Prompting
How To: Verbal Prompting
The topic for this How To is verbal prompting. You will learn what direct and indirect verbal prompting are and see examples of how to provide verbal prompts.
Prompting
How To: Model Prompting
The topic for this How To is model prompting. You will learn what model prompting is and see examples of how to provide a model prompt.
Prompting
How To: Providing Reinforcement
The topic for this How To is providing reinforcement. You will learn what reinforcement is, types of reinforcement, and how to provide reinforcement to students. You will also learn some tips on making reinforcement effective.
Reinforcement
How To: Teaching Requesting
The topic for this How To is teaching requesting. You will learn tips for teaching a student how to communicate by requesting his or her wants or needs. You will also learn some tips for effectively teaching requesting.
Communication
How To: Visual Supports
The topic for this How To is visual supports. You will see examples of common visual supports used with students.
Supports
How To: Environmental Considerations - Physical Structure
The topic for this How To is environmental considerations and physical structure. You will see examples of physical structure in the environment.
Supports
How To: Environmental Considerations - Schedules
The topic for this How To is schedules. You will see many examples of schedules and how they are used in the classroom.
Supports
How To: Environmental Considerations - Routines
The topic for this How To is routines. You will see examples of routines being used in the classroom.
Supports
How To: Task Analysis
The topic for this How To is task analysis. You will see many examples of task analysis and how they are used in the classroom.
Supports
How To: Token Economies
The topic for this How To is token economies. You will see examples of token economies used with students.
Reinforcement
Preschool How To : Routines
The topic for this How To is routines. You will see examples of routines being used in the preschool classroom. Some of the children you will see may not have a diagnosis of ASD, however the examples all depict strategies and teaching practices that can be beneficial for all students.
Preschool
Preschool How To: Transitioning
The topic for this How To is transitioning in the early childhood classroom. You will see a variety of tools to assist students with transitioning and video examples of children successfully transitioning in the classroom. Some of the children you will see may not have a diagnosis of ASD, however the examples all depict strategies and teaching practices that can be beneficial for all students.
Preschool
Preschool How To: Environmental Considerations - Schedules
The topic for this How To is schedules. You will see many examples of schedules and how they are used in the classroom. Some of the children you will see may not have a diagnosis of ASD, however the examples all depict strategies and teaching practices that can be beneficial for all students.
Preschool
Preschool How To: Visual Supports
The topic for this How To is visual supports. You will see examples of common visual supports used with students. Some of the children you will see may not have a diagnosis of ASD. However, the examples all depict strategies and teaching practices that can be beneficial for all students.
Preschool
Preschool How To: Teaching Requesting
The topic for this How To is teaching requesting. Teaching requesting is an important skill for students with autism so that they can get their wants and needs met. Some of the children you will see in the video will not have a diagnosis of autism, however the examples all depict strategies and teaching practices that can benefit all students.
Preschool
How To: Intro to Functional Communication
Welcome to the How To series. This How To presents an introduction to teaching functional communication to early childhood learners. Some of the children you will see will not have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders. However, the examples all depict strategies and teaching practices that can benefit all students. Functional communication is a very important skill for preschool students, and it is critical that all individuals have some form of communication.
Communication
How To: Providing Choices
This video will demonstrate how to provide choices for students with ASD.
Supports
How To: Matching Language to Learner
The topic for this How To is Matching Language to Learner. You will learn about matching classroom language to early childhood learners’ communication level.
Communication
How To: Functional Communication Teaching Saying No
This How to is about teaching learners about saying “no”. Saying “no” and being able to appropriately refuse activities and choices is a critical skill for young learners and will help prevent the occurrence of problem behaviors in the classroom.
Communication
How To: Asking for Help
This How to is about teaching early childhood learners to ask for help. Asking for help is an important communication skill for young learners to effectively and appropriately seek out assistance from others. Some of the children you will see will not have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, however the examples all depict strategies and teaching practices that could benefit all students.
Communication
How To: Emotions and Regulation
The topic for this How To is Emotions and Emotional Regulation. You will learn why individuals with ASD have a difficult time identifying emotions in themselves and others as well as why regulating emotions can be challenging. You will also learn tips on how to teach skills related to understanding, using, and regulating a variety of emotional states.
Communication
Preschool How To: Reinforcement
The topic for this How To is reinforcement. You will see examples of how to provide reinforcement to students.
Preschool
How To: Graphic Organizers
Graphic organizers can help students write out the who what when where why and how of their ideas. These can also help organize a main idea and supporting statements, help students with story mapping events and characters in a novel, assist with sequencing before and after ideas, and even help with brainstorming for complex papers and essays!
Visual Supports