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Self-management interventions help children and youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) learn to independently regulate their behaviors and act appropriately in a variety of home-, school-, and community-based situations. Self-management interventions can be used to target skills in all domains, including language/communication, social, behavioral, and adaptive. Self-management is not only an evidence-based intervention, but also a foundational skill that can make it easier to teach learners with ASD a variety of other skills. This module will provide information on these interventions.

  • What's Included
  • 30 pages
  • Pre/post-assessments
  • Optional $20 certficate
  1. Analyze whether self-management systems are appropriate interventions to help individual learners with ASD acquire specific target skills
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Identify key resources for implementing self-management interventions

Module Authors

Jennifer Neitzel, Ph.D.

Jen Neitzel, Ph.D. is founder and Executive Director of the Educational Equity Institute. Dr. Neitzel was a Research Scientist at FPG Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina. She worked on various projects including the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders (NPDC). As a Content Specialist at NPDC, she developed online modules focused on evidence-based practices (EBP) to implement with children and youth with ASD. Dr. Neitzel presents at state and national conferences and is published in peer-reviewed journals. She is the author of the upcoming book, Achieving Equity and Justice in Education through the Work of Systems Change.

Module Contributors

National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders

The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder (NPDC) was funded by the Office of Special Education Programs in the US Department of Education from 2007-2014. The work of the NPDC was a collaboration among three universities-the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and the MIND Institute, University of California-Davis. The goal of the NPDC was to promote the use of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for children and youth with ASD, birth to 22 years of age.

Module Content Provided By

Content for this module was developed by The National Professional Development Center On Autism Spectrum Disorders

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