Introduction to The Rich Center for Autism’s Tiered Level of Support

At The Rich Center for Autism, we use a Three-Tier Level of Positive Behavior Support. Instruction and intervention is based on the principle that academic and behavioral programming is initially provided at a universal level to effectively meet the needs of ALL students. This level is referred to as Tier One under the positive behavioral…

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Introduction to Tier One Strategies

Tier One supports focus on all students in the classroom. These supports are consistently provided throughout the day to ensure successful delivery of instruction. I will briefly describe the first strategy, arranging the environment, utilized at The Rich Center. The way the classroom is set up is crucial to a student’s success. The physical environment…

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Visual Schedules

Individuals with autism have a difficult time during unstructured activities and benefit from having a structured daily schedule. Visual schedules allow our students to identify what activities are coming next and the order of activities throughout the day, allowing for an easier transition. Visual schedules can be used during the school day and at home.…

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Task Analysis

Overview: Task analysis is the process of breaking a complex skill into smaller, more manageable steps to teach the skill. The steps can look different or be in a different order depending on the student. Why use task analysis? • Effective way to plan the teaching of complex skills that require several steps • Phases…

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