Session Detail

Project TAPP: Tackling Autism via Paraprofessional Preparation
Day 3: Presentations 5 and 6

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 3 of Project TAPP includes the following presentations:

Presentation 5 (AM Session)

Communication- This presentation will focus on different methods of communication. Participants will learn strategies to explicitly teach and promote socially appropriate communication, discuss problem behavior as a method of communication, identify functionally-equivalent methods of communication, and practice skills discussed throughout. 

Presentation 6 (PM Session)

Creative and Small Group Instruction - This presentation will review strategies to promote engagement and motivation during instruction, various methods of instruction delivery, and effectively running small group instruction. Participants will have opportunities to practice the skills discussed throughout the presentation. 

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
8/17/2020 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Webinar/Zoom

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