AFIRM for Paraprofessionals

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AFIRM for Paraprofessionals

AFIRM for Paraprofessional modules are 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. Supplemental materials and handouts are available for download.

Introduction and practice: reinforcement

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Reinforcement is used to increase the chances a learner with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) will use a target skill or behavior.

Time to complete:
This module will take approximately 1.5 - 2 hours to complete.

Introduction and practice: reinforcement

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Prompting is used to help the learner with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) successfully use a target skill or behavior.

Time to complete:
This module will take approximately 1.5 - 2 hours to complete.

Introduction and practice: reinforcement

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Supporting peer interactions is a critical component of the learner's ability to engage socially with peers.

Time to complete:
This module will take approximately 1.5 - 2 hours to complete.

Introduction and practice: reinforcement

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Time delay is used to systematically fade the use of prompting for a target skill or behavior.

Time to complete:
This module will take approximately 1.5 - 2 hours to complete.

Introduction and practice: Visual Cues

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Visual cues are concrete objects used to increase the learner with ASD's ability to complete a target skill or behavior.

Time to complete:
This module will take approximately 1.5 - 2 hours to complete.