Welcome to the Evidence-Based Practices Library

Welcome to the Evidence-Based Practices Library

Students with autism and other cognitive disabilities have complex needs. Their path to preparing for today’s modern workplace involves many  moving parts. Digitability uses the best, evidence-based practices for transitioning students to their independence.

Activating Prior Knowledge: Warm-Up.

It's important to engage multiple students, and access their prior knowledge. Learn More

Accessing Prior Knowledge: Guided Watching.

Teachers can increase the number of questions asked, and accessing their prior knowledge. Learn More

Auditory Processing and Functional Workplace Behavior: Exit Ticket. 

Students presenting interpret and repeat feedback they receive from each student using the phrase, “What I hear you saying is….”  Learn more

Classroom Social Economy: Informal Assessment

Teachers use the Social Economy dollar system by using the phrase, "For a Participation Dollar” Learn More

Differentiate Reinforcement to Decrease Assistance: Guided Watching

Assistance can be decreased over time to ensure the internalization and generalization of skills. Learn More

Differentiation & Five Types of Prompting: Warm-Up

Teachers use differentiation and prompting to increase expressive and receptive language abilities based on individual student levels. Learn more

Differentiation & Inclusion: Exit Ticket.

Teachers can increase their use of supplemental materials to include all students in activities. Learn More

Differentiation & Inclusion: Informal Assessment.

Teachers use differentiation throughout the Informal Assessment section to assess and include all students. Learn More

Expressive & Receptive Language Development: Informal Assessment. 

Teachers use verbal prompting to develop expressive and receptive language by using the phrase "what did the video say?" Learn more

Expressive & Receptive Language for Workplace Communication: Exit Ticket

Teachers prompting to increase expressive and receptive language abilities based on individual student levels. Learn More

Five Types of Prompting: Informal Assessment.

Teachers increase their use of prompting methods throughout the Informal Assessment. Learn More

High Impact Strategies & Financial Literacy: Next Steps 

Teachers prompt students to write down how much money they have earned this session. Learn more

Immediate Feedback: Next Steps.

Teachers use the Teacher Dollar Tracker to record the earnings called out each time they use the phrase, “Nice work earning a participation dollar". Learn More

Immediate Feedback & Positive Reinforcement: Warm-Up

Teachers use the Social Economy to provide Immediate Feedback and Positive Reinforcement of behavior. Learn More

Immediate Feedback & Positive Reinforcement: Guided Watching 

Teachers distribute dollars to students who are attending and following directions by giving a thumbs up. Learn more

Immediate Feedback & Reinforcement: Informal Assessment

Teachers consistently describe the behavior (participation) when awarding dollars. “Nice job earning a participation dollar.” Learn More

Inclusive Learning: Informal Assessment

Every student has the opportunity to earn Digitability dollars and participate at their own level.  Learn More

Increasing Assistance: Exit Ticket 

Teachers use supplemental materials to include all students in activities. Learn more

Increasing or Decreasing Attendance: Guided Watching.

During the Guided Watching, teachers adjust instruction based on student needs and comprehension. Learn More

Literacy & Language: Informal Assessment

During the Informal Assessment, teachers prompt the whole class to say the key concept together. Learn More

Literacy Support: Guided Activity

Teachers increase literacy of new tech and work-ready vocabulary, by creating a word wall. Learn more

Positive Narration & Reinforcement: Exit Ticket.

When transitioning to exit ticket or other activity, teachers use positive narration: “I like that way [student] is follow directions. Nice job staying on task and earning a dollar!” Learn More

Positive Narration: Guided Watching

Teachers use positive narration to increase time on task attendance and positively reinforce expectations of the given directive. Learn More

Positive Reinforcement and Healthy Classroom Culture: Guided Activity 

Teachers can prompt their students to dance when the correct answer is selected, positively reinforcing their success as a class or team. Learn more

Prompting to Increase Auditory Processing and Comprehension: Guided Watching.

Teachers use differentiation and prompting to increase expressive and receptive language abilities based on individual student levels. Learn More

Setting Boundaries for Self-Regulation: Next Steps

Teachers can increase the practice of setting a boundary for students to support self-regulation. Learn More

Social Skills Training & Scripting: Exit Ticket. 

Teachers can redirect student dialogue so that socialization & communication is driven by the students and not led by the teacher. Learn more

Student Engagement: Guided Activity.

Teachers increase the level of classroom participation and student collaboration by having students selected for completing the activity survey their classmates. Learn More

Task Attendance, Prompting & Motivation: Warm-Up

Teachers increase motivation and time-on-task attendance, laying the foundation for Workplace Behavior Training. Learn More

Task Attendance, Prompting & Motivation: Guided Watching

Teachers can use the Thumbs Up engagement strategy to increase motivation and time-on task attendance. Learn more

Time-On-Task Attendance: Exit Ticket.

Teachers utilize a timer to increase attendance to completing tasks within a specific time-frame. Learn More

Professional Development.

Customized for each teacher's experience level with evidence-based practices. Learn More

Behavior. 

Digitability teaches workplace behavior and financial literacy in one program. Learn more

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