The Discrete trail consists of three components. The SD (this is the antecedent), the Response (this is the behaviour of the learner) and the reinforcing stimulus (this is the consequence that happens immediately after the behaviour).
If done correctly, the teaching process gives the learner a good foundation of how to carry out the new response, in mass trials. It builds on that foundation by challenging the learner with a mix of previous knowledge in discrimination training. Finally, it consolidates learning to achieve mastery.
This workshop aims to give you practical guidance on how to go about facilitating a learner with a behavioural or developmental disorder in a mainstream classroom setting. It will introduce you to the techniques to use to facilitate learning and will demonstrate through role play and hypothetical scenarios how to put those techniques into practice. This is a practical workshop Continue Reading
This session is designed to provide practical training for class teachers, special educators, instructors and parents of children exhibiting disruptive behaviour. This is an interactive workshop designed to help you reach the best behaviour management solutions for you and the environment in which you operate. It is a collaborative process which means all participants contribute to the process in order Continue Reading
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a process of studying and modifying behaviour. It is a widely-researched intervention used to treat mental and developmental disorders like addiction, schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorders and other non-diagnosed behavioural difficulties. ABA has also been used in other disciplines such as sports, business and organisation management and education.
You need a method of getting the learner to reach the correct response. Prompting, shaping and chaining are your teaching techniques for producing new behaviours. Here’s how it works…
Educational Institutions providing services for children with autism and other developmental disorders:
|Institution Name||Address||Contact info|
|The King’s School||26 Mabinuori, Dawodu Street, Gbagada Estate Phase 1, Kosofe, Lagos||08033117630, 08032961900|
|The Riverbank School||RCCG, City of David, Dideolu Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos||014543385 email@example.com www.riverbankschools.org|
|Children’s Development Centre (CDC)||21 Modupe Johnson Crescent, Surulere, Lagos||08098619020, 08023176525, 014702688|
|ABA Demonstration Charter School||1 Christopher Close, Off Badore Road, Ajah, Lagos||08026080864, 07046958684, 00912085894026 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|TLP Centre (affiliated with The Learning Place)||18 Chris Maduike Drive, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos||018401383, 08191694006, 08191694007 email@example.com www.tlpcentre.com|
|Patrick Speech & Language Centre||13b, Remi Fanikayode Street, GRA , Ikeja, Lagos||018190786, 08033019865, www.pslcautism-ng.org|
|The Start Right Centre||Surulere, Lagos|
|Autism Associates Nigeria||1 Bode Thomas Street, Onipan, Lagos|
Service Centres and Institutions
Medical Institutions providing services for children with autism and other neuro-developmental disorders:
|Institution Name||Address||Contact info|
|Pediatric Partners LTD||314, Akin Ogunlewe Street, Off Ligali Ayorinde Street, Victoria Island, Lagos||019035169, 07098819859 www.pediatricpartnersng.com|
|Tabitha Medical Center||40 Mike Akhigbe Way, Jabi, FCT, Abuja||014543385 firstname.lastname@example.org www.riverbankschools.org|
|Lagos State University Teaching Hospital LASUTH||1-5 Akinjobi Road,Ikeja, Lagos||08057699900, 08057699800 email@example.com www.lasuth.org.ng|
Assisted Communication Apps
The following apps fit into the category of assistive technology known as Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).
- Aacorn AAC
This is our favourite. It has a radically different user interface that’s perfect for iPad and other tablets. The artificial intelligence they’ve developed means the app can make predictions and anticipate your child’s needs, automatically presenting words as and when they are needed! It is a great tool to use to assist children with autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, apraxia, childhood MS, developmentally delayed speech and/or language learning issues.
- AAC Autism myVoiceCommunicator
AAC Autism myVoice is an AAC app designed to aide non-verbal children (even toddlers) and adults with communication. It can be used immediately after installing for communication of basic needs, wants and/or emotions. It has has pre-loaded pictures to touch, including meals, drinks, places, toys and emotions. Also, includes a “manual” tool for people who can spell and just want the app to speak what they typed. This AAC app is for anyone that is nonverbal.
AutisMate’s solution can be personalized to each user and progresses with the changing needs of the individual. This enables users to develop communication and life skills simultaneously, allowing each skill to build on the other. Its visual supports allow you to create contextual environments for all ages and accommodate a wide range of ability levels, from individuals that are just beginning to communicate to those that are verbal and using visual supports to promote independence.
TapToTalk is a free app that allows users to choose among different sets of AAC albums based on the needs of the non-verbal child or adult. Samples albums are available for children and adults and in different languages; including English, Spanish, French, German and Italian. This app for children with special needs, autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, apraxia, aphasia and any non-verbal condition.
Proloquo2Go’s is an AAC solution for children, teenagers and adults who need symbol support. It has been used with individuals with the following diagnoses: autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, developmental disabilities, apraxia, stroke, traumatic brain injury and others.
- TouchChat HD
With TouchChat words, phrases and messages are spoken with a built-in voice synthesizer or by playing recorded messages. Five US Emglish and 2 British English synthesized voices are available, allowing the user to choose a voice that their suits them. TouchChat also has a feature whereby one can tilt the device to make the message expand to fill screen in large letters. This apparently allows a person to communicate silently or in a noisy environment.
Other useful apps
- First, Then Visual Schedule
- Autism tracker Pro
Educational Apps and Games for All
- Simple Math, Pizza Fraction,
- Toddler Counting (iTot apps),
- Little Sorter Shapes (Grasshopper apps),
- Preschool Connect the Dots,
- Montessori Matching Board (Grasshopper apps)
- ABA Flashcards
- Its Learning Time,
- ABC Alphabet (little matchups series, Grasshopper apps),
- Speech with Milo: Sequencing,
- First Words Deluxe
- iPractise verbs
- abc books, e.g. Interactive Alphabet by Piikea,
- Bob Books Reading Magic,
- Winnie the Pooh Puzzle Book,
- Phototouch Colors (Grasshopper apps)
- Kid Art of IPad
- ChoiceBoard Maker
- Pocket Charts series
- Little Puzzles series including alphabet, toys etc
Print and cut out these word flash cards. Personalise your collection and create your word colour cards using the 6 spares at the end. Laminate once complete. Cards can be used for word to word matching, object to word matching, receptive words, and sight reading.
Print and cut out these colour flash cards. Personalise your collection and create your own colour cards using the 5 spares at the end. Laminate once complete.
Print, cut out and laminate this lotto board with playing cards below. Lotto boards can be used for generalisation of matching skills and for Independent Toy Play.
Print, cut out and laminate 2 copies of these lotto boards. Cut out each picture on the second copy to make playing cards for each board. Lotto boards can be used for generalisation of matching skills and for Independent Toy Play.
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