Session Detail

Project TAPP: Tackling Autism via Paraprofessional Preparation
Day 2: Presentations 3 and 4

Paraprofessionals and teaching assistants that work with students with autism...are you interested in increasing your knowledge and skills in working with these students? This is the opportunity for you! 

Project TAPP: Tackling Autism via Paraprofessional Preparation is a 3-day workshop on applied behavior analysis for paraprofessionals who work with students with autism. The opportunity is offered through the Special Education Division of Texas A&M University. Participants will gain an increased knowledge of characteristics of students with autism and other developmental disabilities and specifically learn about the following topics:

  • Reinforcement
  • Functions of Behavior
  • Prompting
  • Instructional Strategies 
  • Enhanced Implementation Skills
  • Option of 3-Months of Follow-Up Support

Important Session Information:

Day 2 of Project TAPP includes the following presentations: 

Presentation 3 (AM Session)

Motivation vs Skill Deficits - This presentation will explore the difference between a motivation deficit and a skill deficit, teaching participants how to identify the difference between the two concepts in a school setting and how to respond to each need. Participants will have ample opportunity to engage with the content and practice the skills learned throughout. 

Presentation 4 (PM Session)

Prompting and Promoting Independence - This presentation will share strategies to teach and promote independence for individuals with autism , as well as explore and practice different methods of prompting that support skill acquisition and correct responding while preventing prompt dependency.


Dimension 1.3: Knowledge of Students, Dimension 2.4: Differentiation, Dimension 3.2: Managing Student Behavior, Dimension 4.3: Professional Development; Standard 1 - Instructional Leadership

Registration for this session has ended

Session ID:
Credits Available:
(6) SD or CPE
Contact Person:
Laura Brinkley
Erinn Whiteside
Date Time Location
8/14/2020 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Webinar/Zoom

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