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Our professional development workshops are customized to support the needs of each facility. All trainings are interactive and engaging. We strive to provide strategies that are straightforward and practical. Audiences will leave with ready to implement strategies and interventions! Sasha Long, MA, BCBA has presented nationwide at public, private, and therapeutic schools, school districts, adult service facilities, and clinics. Sasha’s presentations have consistently received overwhelming positive feedback from both teachers and administrators who gain valuable and real world applicable knowledge. Send us an email to learn more!
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” I think it would be fantastic if everyone was exposed to these ideas and interventions because they really do apply to all kids. Great to hear from a current classroom teacher that actually does what she talks about”

“I love the real-life videos and examples of how these strategies work in the classroom. This really helps me understand these concepts better!”

“Everything about this presentation was perfect! All of the information will be so helpful and relatable to my class. Sasha’s enthusiasm and honesty made it fun to listen to!”

“This presentation was really interesting and well organized. All information was information and useful. Sasha is amazing and I loved her positive energy and fresh resources!”

Check out the different sessions we offer!

If you are looking for something different, don’t hesitate to contact us so we can customize a session that’s right for you!

Fluency Instruction – Make it Functional! Make it Fast!

by Sasha Long | Fluency is accuracy plus speed and is a must-have when it comes to making the skills we teach functional in the real world. Learn how to implement fluency instruction in your classroom with this interactive workshop. This presentation covers instructional strategies for both lower level learners and more advanced academic and functional skill sets.

Adapting Academics

by Sasha Long | Learn how to create curriculum that is engaging, appropriate, and at your child’s level. In this presentation we will go through a variety of instructional techniques, program goals, and material suggestions for language arts and math instruction. This workshop is incorporates ideas for all levels of learners.

Seven Steps for Setting Up a Stellar Autism Room

by Sasha Long | It’s a daunting tasks setting up an autism classroom or appropriately integrating students with autism into the general education setting. Students with autism are all so different and have a vast array of needs. Many of these learners need to be taught individually. It can seem impossible to effectively teach a group of such different students when so many of us our understaffed. In this session learn how to organize, setup, and structure your classroom. We will discuss everything from creating an efficient classroom schedule, the physical structure, using visuals, creating a data system, and beginning your curricular planning.

Behavior Change – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

by Sasha Long | This keynote presentation is perfect for a varied audience. Teachers, parents, clinicians, and other support staff will benefit from this proactive and real-world based perspective on behavior change. In this workshop, we will investigate how to increase positive behaviors, decrease negative behaviors, and how to handle emergency situations where nothing goes as planned!

Reducing Problem Behavior Using Function Based Interventions

by Sasha Long | Aggression and other problem behaviors can be the biggest obstacle to running a successful classroom. Whether extreme or mild, these behaviors can stop our teaching and halt student progress. In this session, learn how to use function-based interventions to efficiently and effectively reduce problem behaviors. In this workshop, begin by identifying target behaviors and determine the reason behind these maladaptive responses. Use this information to select an appropriate and effective intervention. In this session, we will discuss a multitude of interventions for each type of behavior.

Literacy Instruction for Children with Autism

by Sasha Long | Children with autism are capable of learning to read when provided structured and individualized instruction! This session will provide detailed instruction on strategies to teach pre-reading skills, oral reading fluency, sight word recognition, reading comprehension, and word attack skills. This session will be focused on methods to organize and implement these strategies within special education classrooms for students with autism. Students with autism benefit from structured tasks, the use of visuals, multiple exemplars, discrimination training, and routine based instruction. Learn how you can incorporate these strategies to effectively teaching reading to students with autism. This session will also focus on the organizational aspect of reading instruction. We will discuss scheduling, grouping students, training paraprofessionals, and more!

Data Collection: Making it Easy and Useful

by Sasha Long | The key to successful data collection is to make it easy and doable! No matter how great your data system is – if it’s too complicated you won’t use it. In this session, learn how to make your data system work for you. Learn how to create specific and individualized data sheets in a fast and simple way. We will discuss ways to take data that are efficient, time saving, and useful. Once you have all this data, you need to know what to do with. Making data based decisions is critical in determining if progress has been made. Organization is the major component to a successful data system. We will discuss methods of organizing your data so you can access it readily. Staff training is also essential. Learn how to work with your staff so data is taken consistently across all areas of your classroom!

Using Organization and Structure to work with Individuals with Disabilities

by Sasha Long | Working with the adult population can be very challenging. It can be tricky to navigate the often under-funded world of adult education in a way that is helpful and age appropriate for our adults. It’s a daunting task to create an environment that is meaningful and engaging. Individuals with autism are all so different and have a vast array of needs. In this session learn how to organize, setup, and structure your adult day program classroom. We will discuss everything from creating an efficient schedule, the physical structure, using visuals, creating a data system, and beginning curricular planning.

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