Opportunities To Respond - Autism/Moderate and Severe Disabilities

What is the "Opportunities to Respond" instructional strategy?

With "Opportunities to Respond", the teacher provides students with opportunities to be engaged with the instruction by asking for regular student response to questions or statements.  Students may respond with gestures, actions, or verbally and may do so either chorally or individually.  This helps students to maintain engagement with the content and increases success.

What are the "Autism/Moderate and Severe Disabilities" videos?

The Autism and MSD videos focus on the application of the entire range of Primary Level strategies to students with behaviors and needs typical of Autism Spectrum Disorders and/or Moderate and Severe Disabilities. The videos represent a cross section of student ages, group sizes, and instructional focus.

The following is a list of all of the Primary Level training videos  involving the "Opportunities to Respond" instructional strategy being used with Autism/Moderate and Severs Disabilities students that are available for viewing. 

(NOTE: All videos are in a streaming WMV file format, and clicking on the "Play video" link will open up Windows Media Player on your computer. Instructions for playing WMV files on a Macintosh computer can be found on this web page.)

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Instructional Videos
Video NamesVideo DescriptionsVideo Run TimesVideo Links
B1This video demonstrates the instructional strategies of Structure and Consistency, Communicating High Expectations, Opportunities to Respond, and Specific Praise within a Behavior instructional focus.

These strategies are being used in a Middle School, Group Instruction context with General Education/LBD students and Autism/MSD students.

1 minutes, 4 secondsPlay video
B5This video demonstrates the instructional strategies of Opportunities to Respond, and Specific Praise within a Behavior instructional focus.

These strategies are being used in a Elementary School, Individual and Group Instruction context with General Education/LBD students and Autism/MSD students.

1 minute, 37 secondsPlay video
M4This video demonstrates the instructional strategies of Modeling, Opportunities to Respond, and Practice within a Math instructional focus.

These strategies are being used in a Elementary School, Individual and Group Instruction context with Autism/MSD students.

1 minute, 33 secondsPlay video
R9This video demonstrates the instructional strategies of Opportunities to Respond, Specific Praise, and Formative Assessment within a Reading instructional focus.

These strategies are being used in a Elementary School, Individual and Group Instruction with General Education/LBD students and Autism/MS students.

1 minutes, 16 secondsPlay video