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  1. Apr 2016
    1. A visual schedule can also be created for the purpose of helping student direct their own behavior throughout the work period

      Visual schedules not only benefit children with ASD, but they are also helpful for all children in the classroom

    2. Models have been designed to ensure that necessary information that is gathered by an interdisciplinary team that includes parents to plan and develop supports

      Models are used in both classroom and at-home settings to ensure fluidity and structure in helping a child with ASD learn effecitve ways to communicate and learn other important skills

    3. Visual supports are tools that are used to increase the understanding of language, environmental expectations, and to provide structure and support for individuals with ASD. Visual supports can be provided in a variety of ways across multiple settings. For instance, you can incorporate supports in school, home, work, and within the community.

      Visual supports are useful tools for children with ASD and can be used in a variety of settings but for the same purpose: to ensure that the child learns and develops an effective communication and interaction skills, as well as a way to provide structure for the child.

    1. nterventions to support individuals with autism typically begin very early in life

      Stating how visual supports can be used as an effective intervention tool to ensure that a child with ASD recieves the assistance they need when communicating and learning.

    2. The Autism Society of America defines autism as “a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first 3 years of life and is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain, impacting development in the areas of social interaction and communication skills.”1

      I plan on using this definition when defining that Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder are;

    3. tools typically include speech-generation functionality, eye tracking, and other advanced features, such as those shown in the DynaVox suite of devices.2 In other cases, these artifacts represent activities that will take place (or have taken place) arranged in temporal order to augment understanding of time, events, and places, a tool known as a visual schedule

      What types of tools are used; visual schedule

    4. In these cases, visual supports are used to augment communication, in much the same way that sign language can be a visual representation of language for someone with a hearing impairment. High-tech devices for augmentative and alternative communication can also help children with special needs build language skills over time

      VI used as a means of communication for individuals with autism; similar to sign language

    5. wide variety of visual tools. These artifacts draw on words, images, and tangible objects to represent both concrete and abstract real-world concepts. Use of these visual artifacts has been shown to reduce the symptoms associated with cognitive, communication, and social disabilities, in particular for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) [9].

      Question: Why is it important to integrate the use these visual tools/supports into the classroom for children with autism?

    6. The inherent communicative nature of educational settings makes learning challenging with limited verbal communication

      Some children with autism experience difficulty with communication, and this often makes learning challenging

    7. Visual supports are “those things we see that enhance the communication process” [22] and can be an incredible aid for children learning about the world around them

      One reason why visual supports are important both in and out of the classroom

      Specifically classroom setting?

    8. Visual supports can be the kinds of things that we see in everyday life to support communication, such as body language or natural cues within the environment [22]. They can also be tools explicitly created to support individuals who may have trouble interpreting naturally occurring visual cues (Fig. 1). These constructed artifacts sometimes use images or tangible objects to represent simple everyday needs and elements of basic communication

      Question: What are visual supports and what do they consist of?

    9. visual supports, which are cognitive tools to enable learning and the production of language.

      Could use for a definition

  2. www.autismspeaks.org www.autismspeaks.org
    1. Examples

      Examples of Physically Setting Parameters- Physical Boundaries: placing the visual on a physical boundary that is already defined (i.e. a door or window) and referring to it when the rule is followed

      Limited availability: deciding the number of times (or length) of time that an item or activity is available

      Wait: Start by display the symbol for ‘wait’ for a short/set amount of time before the child can receive the desired item or activity

    2. ensure the teaching and compliance ofthose steps. It is also helpful in decreasing anxiety and rigiditysurrounding

      Visual Schedule's are helpful because they break down certain tasks, especially tasks that have multiple steps; they help enforce the completion of these tasks by the ASD students

    3. earn new skills. A First-Then Board motivates them to do activities that th

      First-Then Board helpful when teaching ASD children how to follow directions and when learning new skills

    4. Visual Schedule

      Visual Schedule's display to children a set list of activities that will occur throughout the day; it may also display specific actions that will occur within certain activities

    5. First – Then Board

      First-Then boards are visual displays that show children a preferred activity that will occur after a previous task is completed; ex: First: Eating lunch, Then: Go to playground

    6. round items or activities and to communicate basic expected

      Visually Setting Parameters: involves using visuals to set clear boundaries for activities and items, and is used to communicate behaviors

    7. h ASD use them on their own in so

      VS used with ASD children to (1) help teach social skills, (2) help child communicate wants and needs, and (3) assist children in coping with change and paying attention

    8. limited interests or repetitive behaviors. Visual supportshelp in all three area

      VS used to help ASD children who struggle when interacting socially, using language, and having limited interests/repetitive behaviors

    9. p their child communicate

      VS used as a communication tool between children and parents, and between children and other adults/peers

    10. r visual item to communicate with a child who has difficulty understanding or using language. Visual supportscan be photographs, drawings, obj

      What is a visual support

    1. Learning Contracts are written agreements between students and teachers that grant the student certain freedoms and choices about completing tasks yet require the student to meet certain specifications

      I like the idea of Learning Contracts because while they give students the opportunity to complete tasks in their own unique ways, they also hold students accountable for their actions while completing assignments. With learning contracts, both the teacher and the student have an equal understanding of what material is being learned, as well as the steps that will be taken/met in the process.

    1. I like the Learning Environment section that includes the ideas of flexible learning spaces and multi-age co- teaching. I think it is important for people of all ages to collaborate and provide input about different ways to personalize and utilize a functioning PLE because each age group or individual is going to have a different point of view about how to create an effective learning environment, and it's important to share ideas because you never know what may work for you.

    1. The Four C’s Model

      Not only do I like this model because the Four C's are easy to remember, but also because it encourages a person to work independently (i.e. gathering information, data, etc.) as well as collaboratively with others, such as sharing and discussing thoughts and ideas.

    2. is this: a self-directed and evolving environment of tools, services and resources organized by a person seeking a way to accomplish lifetime learning, to create, and to connect with others of similar interests.

      I like how this definition uses the terms 'self-directed' and 'evolving' when referring to what type of environment a PLE is. As we continue to grow as individuals, our needs are constantly changing, and thus we must change things around in order to meet those needs. The words 'self-directed' highlight the fact that we are in control of our own unique personal learning environment and we can change it any time we want to in order to meet our changing/'evolving' needs.

  3. Feb 2016
  4. sharigulam.weebly.com sharigulam.weebly.com
    1. I really like how you included information about your family in your inspiration section. I think that this helps your audience relate to you on a deeper level and this definitely makes you seem very approachable! I think adding a little bit of information about why you look up to her so much would make this paragraph even stronger. I think you are off to a good start on your 'About' page so far!

      I think that you did a nice job including the educational experiences in your 'Experience' section. This establishes credibility, and that is important. One thing I think you should possibly consider incorporating into this section is some of the future educational or teaching experiences you look forward to participating in; this would add some strength to this section. Once again, nice job! I look forward to seeing your website progress.