Friday, December 23, 2016

How to Build and Implement Programs for Students with Autism

January 25 and 26, 2017
9:00 am. to 4:00 p.m.
Big Horn Resort
Day 1: How To Build A Program For a Student With Autism
  • What to look for in the diagnosis report
  • Examine programs and assessments to gather meaningful data
  • How to conduct an ER for a child with Autism
  • Develop an IEP with meaningful goals based on data
  • How to create a daily schedule and integrate IEP goals
  • Examine 4 profiles for children with autism and how their programs differ
  • Discuss/Create visual supports that may be helpful with your students
Day 2: How To Implement a Program For a Student With Autism
  • How to take data on goals from the IEP every day
  • How to integrate IEP goals throughout the day
  • How to help the student generalize skills
  • How to conduct a reinforcer assessment
  • How to implement a token economy
  • How to use a visual schedule
  • How to create a task analysis
  • How to use visual supports  throughout the day
Twelve OPI renewal units will be available for this training. This training is FREE from the OPI Montana Autism Education Project.

* Attendance is limited to 45 people.*

This workshop is intended for paraeducators and special education teachers. You can request to attend the workshop here.  You will be informed on January 11th if you have been chosen to attend the workshop. A block of sleeping rooms are available at the hotel.


Lorri Coulter has been an itinerant school psychologist for 14 years.  Currently she provides services to the Prairie View Special Service cooperative in Glendive, Montana. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and is now part of an Evaluation & Diagnostic Team and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale (ADOS) team in eastern Montana. When she is not on the road she lives with her husband Rod on the family ranch in Brusett and spends every other minute in her art studio.  

Chelsea Phipps is a ranch wife, mother, and speech language pathologist. She currently runs her own private practice.  One of her favorite things about being an SLP is helping kids learn to communicate with AAC devices.