Susan K. Lewis Stokes, M.A., CCC-SLP

Practical Strategies for Educational Instruction and Behavior Management for
Students 
with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Students with autism spectrum disorder can exhibit behavioral challenges as a result of their distinct learning differences. This training will help participants understand the unique ways that students with ASD think, learn and perceive the world, that can significantly impact educational programming. 
    Numerous, practical evidence-based techniques and strategies for more effectively addressing the challenging behaviors and learning needs of students with autism spectrum disorder will be shared. Innovative ideas will be given on how to create an effective learning environment for students with ASD in many school-based settings (e.g., classroom, cafeteria, gym, hallways, lockers/cubby areas, playground, etc). Participants will leave this seminar with dozens of highly effective strategies that can be used immediately to meet the unique learning and behavioral needs of students with ASD. 
    Applying the instructional strategies shared in this training will enable participants to respond to challenging behaviors often exhibited by students with ASD in a proactive manner. A unique educational planning guide will be shared, designed to assist teams in identifying the source of challenging behaviors in relation to the features and characteristics of ASD. Positive student behavioral change will be fostered through skill instruction and environmental accommodations / modifications by implementing the instructional strategies shared in this training. 

About the Presenter

    
Photograph of Susan K. Lewis Stokes
 Susan L. Stokes, M.A., CCC-SLP, is the Autism Coordinator for Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) 6. She has specialized in the area of autism spectrum disorder as both a speech/language pathologist and autism consultant for over 28 years. Susan has attended numerous national and international trainings and conferences relating to the field of autism as well as presented at many state and national workshops/conferences. Susan frequently provides student consultations and trainings related to all aspects of ASD to various groups across the country. Susan is the author of Autism: Interventions and Strategies for Success, a Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction publication including 6 articles regarding autism spectrum disorder available at www.cesa7.k12.wi.us/sped/autism/index2.htm.