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Thursday, September 1, 2022

Dr. Jennifer Schoffer Closson - virtual trainings 2022-2023

Registration for each training will open ~30 days prior. Descriptions of each training are below the schedule. 



December 9 9-10:30 Educating Parents and Peers about Autism  

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December 16 9-12:15 Neurodiversity Makes Life Better 

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January 20 9-10:30 Understanding Brain Differences in Autism  

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January 27 9-12:15 Evidence-Based Practices for ASD

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February 10 9-10:30 Girls with Autism 

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February 17 9-12:15 Stop Behavior Before it Starts

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March 10 9-10:30 Using EBPs To Teach Safety Skills 

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March 31 9-12:15 Breaking Down Executive Functioning Skills

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April 7 9-10:30 Educating Parents and Peers about Autism  


April 14 9-12:15 Neurodiversity Makes Life Better 


May 19th 9-10:30 Understanding Brain Differences in Autism  


May 26 9-12:15         Evidence-Based Practices for ASD

 

June 12 9-12:15 & 1:00-2:30

Stop Behavior Before it Starts // Girls with Autism 


June 13 9-12:15 & 1:00-2:30

Breaking Down Executive Functioning Skills // Using Evidence-Based Practices To Teach Safety Skills 


June 14 9-12:15 & 1:00-2:30

Neurodiversity Makes Life Better // Educating Parents and Peers                about Autism  


June 15 9-12:15 & 1:00-2:30

Highest Rated 3 hour // Highest rated 1.5 hour


OPI renewal units will be available for each training. These trainings will not be recorded


Dr. Jennifer Schoffer Closson CCC-SLP is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Speech, Language, Hearing, and Occupational Sciences Department at the University of Montana.  Jennifer has presented locally and nationally about autism, clinical SLP education, and secondary transition.  Having spent 15 years in public schools and private practice, she is passionate about education. 


Training Descriptions

Breaking Down Executive Functioning Skills   3 hours

Learn how to assess Executive Functioning, identify needs, and teach in a way that supports your students.  This training will review goal writing and how to work within the learner’s current demands.

Evidence-Based Practice for Autism Spectrum Disorder   3 hours

This training will cover some of the most common used Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs) and how to implement them with students.

Stop Behavior Before it Starts   3 hours

Antecedent Intervention is one of the most effective ways to manage challenging behavior.  Learn how to identify the function of the behavior, make changes to avoid maladaptive behavior, and implement replacement behavior.

Neurodiversity Makes Life Better (focus on teenage students)   3 hours

This training will explain what neurodiversity is, the strengths it brings to students, educators and schools, and why it is an essential part of a better life for all. Participants will gain an understanding of neurodiversity as a whole, how to negotiate challenging situations, solutions for executive functioning deficits, and communication strategies that meet the needs of everyone. 


Brain Differences in Autism Spectrum Disorder   1.5 hours

In this 90 minute virtual training, learn about the brain structure, the difference in autism, and how this portrays itself.  Understanding brains with autism creates better interventions.

Using Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs) To Teach Safety Skills   1.5 hours

Safety is priority.  Learn how to use different EBPs to teach your students safety information and strategies.

Girls with Autism   1.5 hours

Girls with autism present differently and experience unique challenges.  Learn about girls with autism and what their supports can look like.

Educating Parents and Peers about Autism   1.5 hours

Helping parents and peers understand autism spectrum can be challenging.  Learn some key phrases and analogies to explain autism spectrum disorder and intervention approaches.