Working with Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Being Evidence Based and Effective 2 Half-Day sessions Part 1: 21 July 2020 Part 2: 28 July 2020

Mrs Kristin Bayley, MSPA CPSP

Working with young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Workshop summary

Participants must attend/complete all elements:

Pre-workshop activity – approx. 1hr self paced activity sent a week prior
Live session 1 – Tuesday 21 July 2020, 1-4pm AEST
LIVE session 2 – Tuesday 28 July 2020, 1-4pm AEST

Learning objectives

Working with individuals with ASD can be a complex and challenging area of practice.  This session will provide participants with knowledge and understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders in early childhood to age 7 years.

Upon successful completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the diagnostic criteria for ASD (American Psychological Association, 2013) and discuss the role of speech pathologists in diagnosis of ASD.
  • Discuss the current evidence base of ASD intervention.
  • Describe key socio-communication and learning to learn skills critical to early intervention and explain at least one strategy for teaching each of these skills.
  • Describe the ABC model and why it is an important component to functional communication training.
  • Identify possible functions of behaviour when given descriptive data.
  • Set clear and achievable goals for functional based communication and develop a plan of activities and strategies for achieving those goals.

Who should attend?

This workshop would be relevant to speech pathologists who work with children diagnosed ASD or related disabilities, and/or young children not yet diagnosed that are demonstrating signs and symptoms of ASD.

Some experience or knowledge of ASD presentation and symptoms would be beneficial. Speech pathology students who have a clinical interest in ASD and/or who have had clinical placement experience in ASD are welcome to attend.


If you have any questions about the workshop or venue, please contact Shirani Gomes, CPD Coordinator

If you have any questions about the registration process please contact National Office

21/07/2020 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Registration Fees

Registration categoriesFee
SPA Certified Practising, Non Certified or Re-entry Members$230.00
SPA Non Practising or Full-time Postgraduate Student Member$152.00
SPA Student Member$115.00
Non Member$460.00

All fees are inclusive of GST

Early Bird closing date is 1 month before the event. After this date an additional $99 registration fee applies.
In proceeding with your registration you agree to the SPA CPD Branch Terms and Conditions.