Module 3: Instructional Communication


Communication challenges are one of core aspects of autism spectrum disorder. Gain an understanding of deficits in communication that may impact instruction, and learn multiple strategies to help support students with ASD. Utilizes sensory hypersensitivity and hyposensitivity demonstrations from the Sensory Simulator App.



Introduction to Module

A quick introduction to this module on Instructional Communication and the content that will be covered.


Communication Challenges

An introduction to communication challenges that are associated with autism spectrum disorders, and how they may impact instruction.


Sensory Processing challenges & Communication

Understand some ways that sensory processing challenges can further impact communication.


Instructions for Simulation

Instruction and explanation of the two Sensory Simulations. Gain an experiential understanding of how sensory challenges can impact communication.


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SImplifying Language

Language is a powerful. Learn how small modifications to our own language can benefit students.


Accuracy & precision

A quick discussion of accuracy and precision, key concepts in helping with expectation management.


Why Visual Supports Work

Visual supports are among the most effective strategies to assist in communication. Learn why visual supports work.


Using Visual Supports

Build upon your understanding of why visual supports can by effective by walking through some examples of utilizing these strategies.


Task Analysis

Task analysis is an easy and powerful tool that can be used alone or in combination with visual supports. Gain an understanding of the process for conducting a task analysis.


Topic 9: (5:46)

In-Depth Example

Summarize your understanding of instructional communication strategies through an in-depth example, utilizing multiple strategies from the module.