By: International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES)
Over the last few months, a record number of Ohio educators and licensed professionals have applied for the Certified Autism Specialist certification. The main reason for the huge surge in applications is parents are demanding teachers, licensed professionals, and even para professionals have the latest training available when dealing with their children.
Christine Scarborough, LSW, CAS
City/State: Xenia, Ohio
School/Organization: Summit Academy
Jaclyn Hunt, CAS
City/State: Colonia, New Jersey
School/Organization: Autism and Special Needs Life Coach LLC
By: David Jensen, LSCSW, Washburn University
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is the new name for four disorders that are actually a single condition with different levels of symptom severity in two core domains. ASD encompasses Autism Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, and Pervasive Development Disorder NOS.
PUBLISHED BY: IBCCES-CERTIFIED AUTISM SPECIALIST
According to the National Autism Center (National Standards Report, 2009), interventions using behavioral strategies have been shown to be an effective intervention for teaching students with autism. Over 90% of all effective treatments identified used behavioral methods.
Karen Ann Gill
City/State: Bloomingdale, IL
School/Organizations: Marklund Day School
Since you have had your degree, you’ve found that the degree is no longer the distinction it once was. So ambitious teachers and ESP’s (Education Support Professionals) are looking for new ways to differentiate themselves in education. For a growing number of them, specialty certification offers one way to demonstrate a high level of knowledge. But which certification is right for you? And just how much advantage will certification really give you?
By: Yazi Bakhsheshi
If you’re like me then you’ve probably already made some New Year’s Resolutions and posted them somewhere handy. Mine are on the bulletin board right next to my precious coffee maker! And what do you know, we are almost a week into the new year and I catch myself thinking about taking down my little sticky notes. Feeling discouraged, I have begun thinking about how in the world I’m going to accomplish these goals?