In-Service Training and Professional Development Programs

For Parents, Students and other Professionals

New England Tutors’ goal is to see that every student is inspired, challenged, and supported at all ages and abilities. To achieve this goal, and to reach as many students as possible, we have designed specialized training courses for Teachers, Case Managers, Therapists, Administrators, Para-Professionals, and even Parents, to help everyone work better with students.

In-Service Development Programs

Executive Skills Coaching

Peg Dawson, ED.D. will facilitate this dynamic course focusing on how to coach students with executive skills deficits. The course emphasizes the unique differences of coaching versus tutoring or strategy instruction to help students succeed. By introducing the concept of “recognizing how to learn by understanding the process of learning”, executive skills coaching reaches far beyond other student support services.  The course uses The Work Smart Academic Planner, developed by Peg. This 6-part course meets once a month for 2 hours. Each class provides detailed instruction, useful tools and a variety of methods that are effective.

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Autism and Asperger Syndrome Explained

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders.  You will learn the differences between these disorders and where they fall on the autism spectrum.

This course is intended for Teachers, Case Managers, Therapists, Administrators, Para Professionals

Improving Inclusive Outcomes for Students with Autism

The lack of foundation skills, the perception of seeing things differently lead to behavior difficulty in the classroom. You will learn easy ways to adjust your classroom and routine that will benefit all students.

This course is intended for Teachers, Case Managers, Therapists, Administrators, Para Professionals

Homework Help

Struggling with homework is not mandatory! Suggestions and examples on how to structure the environment for success with homework.

This course is intended for Teachers, Paraprofessionals, parents

Positive Building Blocks for Behavior

It’s not uncommon for many children with autism spectrum disorders to have behavior problems that are puzzling to understand, as well difficult to address.  You will learn the basic beliefs and concepts that are a starting point for building a positive, effective and long lasting behavior supports for your student.

This course is intended for Teachers, Case Managers, Therapists, Administrators, Para Professionals

Cues and Prompting

You will develop an understanding of the way children with autism learn.  You will also be able to identify the type of guidance they need to learn how and when to perform a new behavior.

This course is intended for Teachers, Case Managers, Therapists, Administrators, Para Professionals

Self -Management

You will understand how to increase students’ awareness of their performance of specific behavior (positive and/or negative).

You will learn how to teach students to take responsibility for and control of their own behavior and reinforcement delivery.

This course is intended for Teachers, Case Managers, Therapists, Administrators, and Paraprofessionals.

Systematic Instruction

You will learn the meaning of critical skills and how to create an instructional matrix that embed goals throughout the student’s daily schedule.

This course is intended for Teachers, Case Managers, Therapists, Administrators, Para Professionals

Understanding the DSM V Regulations

You will learn what changes occur in the DSM V including the new Social Communication Disorder diagnosis.  This includes the change in ASD, Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental; Disorder and NOS to Autism Spectrum Disorders.  This move to Autism Spectrum Disorder has three tiers of severity which are critical to understand in order to negotiate appropriate services.

This course is intended for Administrators and Speech and Language Therapists

ABA Training: For Support Personnel as well as Interns

  • If you’re unable to afford a board certified ABA Specialist, but want your caregivers , teachers or aids to be trained in the techniques of ABA, New England Tutors offers professional development classes or one on one training to enhance your staffs ability to manage their students performance.
  • If you are a student currently working towards your ABA certification, we can offer the guidance required to complete your program and gain your certification.


NEASC Accreditation Professional Development Opportunities

Accreditation relies on a voluntary, peer review process, engaging educators in the region on hundreds of reviews each year. A self-study process of 12-18 months is undertaken by schools and colleges in regular review cycles. Member institutions undergo a comprehensive evaluation process at least once every ten years. New England Tutors offers two levels of support for this process.

Accreditation Development Workshop

We provide an opportunity for participants to gain a better understanding of the Commission’s standards and procedures, as well as to share experiences with other schools in the accreditation process. We will cover what to expect and what is needed in anticipation for every phase of the process.

Accreditation Development, Hands on Guidance

We will work with your Steering Committee as an extra set of eyes, preparing and offering school-specific suggestions, from your self-study to answering the Commission’s letter in your response.