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Make your learners easy to teach

Instruction produces different results with different students. Students learn at different rates, and while instruction sometimes yields meaningful relationships, it sometimes yields problem behavior. We have long discussed preferred instructional strategies (e.g., errorless teaching, etc). We should also discuss what the learner “brings to the table”.  These “learner repertoires” are subject to improvement if we focus upon them.

In other words, we can make students easier to teach.

This workshop is appropriate for parents, teachers, and service providers. 

Steve Ward is an international consultant and author of The Inventory of Good Repertoires, Teaching Good Learner Repertoires, Teaching Advanced Learner Repertoires, What you Need to Know About Motivation and Teaching Games, Another 21 Games – This time it’s personal, and several scholarly journal articles. 

“Whole Child Consulting is not only for children but for adults as well. We provide unique solutions targeting your individual needs. Take a look around and discover what Whole Child Consulting can do for you!”

Autism Internet Modules

AIM is designed to provide high-quality information and professional development for anyone who supports, instructs, works with, or lives with someone with autism. Each module guides you through case studies, instructional videos, pre- and post-assessments, a glossary, and much more. AIM modules are available at no cost.

Autism Resources

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is and organization dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.They do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

Autism Society of America

The Autism Society of America has been improving the lives of all affected by autism for over 50 years by providing advocacy, education, information and referral, support, and community at national, state and local levels through a strong nationwide network of Affiliates.

Camp volunteer training with WV Autism Training Center

CARES was honored to collaborate with Marshall University and the West Virginia Autism Training Center to bring our you this unique autism training resource presented by Dr. Catherine Bailey and Luke Walker. We encourage all community members and volunteers who want to understand the foundations of autism to view this video.