Supporting Peer Interactions: Introduction & Practice

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Supporting Peer Interactions: Introduction & Practice

Supporting peer interactions is a critical component for learners with autism.  This module targets how to use foundational evidence-based practices to support peer interactions, and provides interactive case activities for each of the planning for, using, and monitoring supporting peer interaction steps.

The module was developed specifically for paraprofessionals working with elementary school students (ages 5-12) with autism However, special education teachers, general education teachers, other practitioners, and family members find the video examples and activity-based scenarios helpful. The corresponding Home Companion Guide may be especially helpful for families interested in supporting peer interactions at home.

What Will I Learn?

The AFIRM module guides the learner through:

  • What is in the EBP toolkit
  • When and how to support peer interactions
  • Activity-based scenarios that promote real-world application of supporting peer interactions

The Supporting Peer Interactions: Introduction & Practice module will take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.

Suggested citation:
Steinbrenner, J., Sam, A., Morgan, W., Chin, J., & AFIRM for Paras Team. (2021). Supporting Peer Interactions. FPG Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina.

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