Nuts & Bolts: The Visual Bridge

Interviewer-Presenter: 
Jim Foulds

The Visual Bridge is a simple strategy to enhance a student's early journaling, reading and communication skills, especially if the student is in a an early grade and isn't using these skills at an appropriate level. A template for the visual bridge is available in the downloads section of this page.

Nuts & Bolts: Choice in the Classroom

Interviewer-Presenter: 
Jim Foulds

Allowing the students with ASD choice, even if it's between two non-preferred activities, motivates completion of work activities, promotes flexibility & engagement, and reduces challenging behaviour. Use a preference profile to select suitable break activities.

Nuts & Bolts: Breaktime & Choice

Interviewer-Presenter: 
Jim Foulds

POPARD Education and Behaviour Consultant Jim Foulds describes the levels of stress a student might experience in a typical school day and explains how to use choice and choice breaks to help a student reduce stress, increase flexibility and motivation to complete tasks.

Nuts & Bolts: Task Organizers

Interviewer-Presenter: 
Jim Foulds

Students with ASD often have trouble with executive functions, and this can manifest in planning, organizing and work completion in the classroom. In this eLearning, POPARD Education & Behaviour Consultant, Jim Foulds, demonstrates simple strategies to help students complete their work and stay organized.

Nuts & Bolts: Sentence Frames

Interviewer-Presenter: 
Jim Foulds

POPARD Education & Behaviour Consultant, Jim Foulds, demonstrastes Sentence Frames, a simple strategy to support a student who is an early language learner and uses 2 - 3 word sentences, doesn't use pronouns correctly and had difficulty with sentence structure.

Functional Communication Training

Interviewer-Presenter: 
Jim Foulds
Interviewee: 
Dr. Pat Mirenda

Imagine how you would feel today if you were not fully able to communicate - not able to speak, to understand, unable to read nor to write, to make your needs known. It would be terrifically frustrating.

Many of our students with autism and autism’s social and communicative challenges live their lives with this frustration. Often, these challenges result in behavioural difficulties. Functional Communication Training is one way we can help them.

POPARD Education and Behaviour Consultant talks with Dr. Pat Mirenda about Functional Communication Training.

type: 
Communication