Self-management is a term used to describe the process of achieving personal autonomy so that individuals can live and work independently within any environment. Self-management interventions help children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) learn to independently regulate their behaviors and respond appropriately at home, in school, at work, and in their community. Self-management interventions are not only evidenced-based but can be used to target skills in all domains. This includes language/communication, social, sensory, behavioral, academic, and adaptive. Teaching self-management is a foundational skill that can make it easier to teach learners with ASD a variety of new skills. This module will provide information on what self-management is and identify a variety of interventions for teaching and using self-management.
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Estimated Time to Complete: 2 hours
- What's Included
- 52 pages
- Optional $20 certficate
- Analyze whether self-management systems are appropriate interventions to help individual learners with ASD acquire specific target skills
- Analyze which self-management materials are appropriate for a learner based on the characteristics of the individual learner, target skills, and the contexts in which the intervention will occur
- Complete an individualized self-management intervention based on the steps for implementation, yet tailored to the needs and characteristics of the children with ASD that they teach
- Identify key resources for implementing self-management interventions
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