Special Learning, Inc. Announces a Live Webinar on Strategies to Increase Beginner Classroom Participation Skills with Ms. Michele LaMarche, BCBA

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Special Learning, Inc. will be hosting a live webinar entitled “Strategies to Increase Beginner Classroom Participation Skills” delivered by Ms. Michele LaMarche, BCBA, recipient of the coveted 2011 Best Practices Award sponsored by the Ohio Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities. The 120-minute webinar will identify beginner level classroom behaviors that are a must and specific strategies to help achieve these skills for children with autism and other special needs.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 05, 2012

Special Learning, Inc., a comprehensive autism solutions company, today announced the launch of its 2012 webinar series on “Incorporating ABA Strategies in Classrooms.” The first topic, “Strategies to Increase Beginner Classroom Participation Skills” will be hosted using a live webinar format on Thursday, January 26, 2012. The webinar content will be focused on strategies that help increase classroom participation skills for beginner learners. This webinar will be broadcasted during 2 time slots, 1-3pm EST and 6-8pm EST, and will be delivered by Ms. Michele LaMarche, BCBA. Ms. LaMarche is the co-founder of Special Learning, founder of Step by Step Academy and the 2011 recipient of the prestigious 2011 Best Practices Award by the Ohio Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities.

The 120-minute, highly interactive and engaging webinar will identify beginning classroom behaviors that all children must possess to be successful in a group environment and teach specific strategies such as classroom origination, environmental variables, simple reinforcement systems, peer support and training, requesting for help, and how to calibrate with the Para professionals to help achieve the skills needed. Topics on talking or interruption, sharing, waiting turns, transitions, getting out of seats and off tasks will also be discussed. Questions from participants will be fielded throughout the presentation to create a highly interactive experience. .

Attendees are eligible for BCBA, BCaBA and Social Work Continuing Education Credits and a free 30-day free access to the recorded webinar after the live event.

Special Learning’s Live Webinar Training series is a monthly training program utilizing a live webinar format to deliver critical content to address the needs of parents and educators in the areas of Applied Behavior Analysis.

About Ms. Michele LaMarche, BCBA
In addition to being co-founder of Special Learning, Ms. LaMarche is the founder and Executive Director of Step By Step Academy (SBSA), a highly-regarded center-based non-profit Autism treatment center in Columbus, Ohio. Since its formation almost ten years ago, SBSA has touched the lives of over one thousand students through rigorous application of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatments, resulting in exceptional outcomes. Ms. LaMarche, with over fifteen years of professional experience in the field of ABA, uses her knowledge of behavioral treatment to produce groundbreaking, effective, empirically validated curricula, a critical factor in successfully mainstreaming hundreds of students with ASD. With her credentials and work through Special Learning and SBSA, she has changed the lives of countless individuals and families affected by ASD.

About Special Learning (https://special-learning.com)
Special Learning is dedicated to becoming the global leader for autism and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) solutions by leveraging technology to offer every person diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) attain an abundant and fulfilling life. Through their comprehensive information and resource portal, Special Learning provides the global autism community with a broad range of valuable resources, web-based & downloadable tools, ABA training & education products, and professional services designed to empower parents, teachers and providers so that they can help individuals with autism move up the skills spectrum intuitively, successfully and affordably.

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Being an RBT for me was extremely fun because where were you going to find a place where you can be completely silly without having to worry what people thought about you? This was the only job that made me feel like I could make a dramatic difference while being myself.

I also liked to be surrounded by people that had the same goals of wanting to help kids and the teamwork made the job much easier and more enjoyable.

Change and progress was the ultimate goal for our kiddos. The early intervention program was seriously only a miracle because I saw changes in the kiddos that from day one, you wouldn’t even recognize who they were.

Changes from being able to utter 3-4 words where they can only make a syllable from when they started, the behavior decreases in which kiddo that used to engage in 30-40 0 self-harm to only half, learning how to wait during games, table work where they use to swipe and drop to the floor if they had to.

My favorite was when the parents would tell us what amazing progress they were making at home. I used to tear up and felt for these parents so much because it was already difficult for them and now, they can trust and rely on ABA and the therapists knowing their goal was ours.

By Emma Rogers, BA, RBT

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