Working with Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Being Evidence Based and Effective

Mrs Kristin Bayley, MSPA CPSP

NSW Working with Young Chn with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Workshop summary

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.  

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

  • Explain 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 and how the clinician can protect their clients from pseudoscientific interventions.
  • 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.  
  • Construct clear and achievable goals for functional based communication.
Who should attend?
  • Registrants must be speech pathologists.
  • Target caseload - paediatric clients aged 0-7 years, with diagnosed ASD or related disabilities, and/or young children not yet diagnosed that are demonstrating signs and symptoms of ASD.   (0-7 years).
  • 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 attended the previous workshop in 2019 in Tamworth, please be advised this will be a repeat workshop.


Before the workshop

Prior to attending participants are requested to read:  
The DSMV criteria, which can be found at:
https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/hcp-dsm.html

Optional - Participants are encouraged to submit de-identified case studies prior to the workshop for discussion.

Participants will also be emailed an article to read once registering for the workshop from the book:

Weiss, M. J. (2007). A review of Mary Lynch Barbera & Tracy Rasmussen's The verbal behavior approach: How to teach children with autism and related disorders. [Review of the book The verbal behavior approach: How to teach children with autism and related disorders. M. L. Barbera & T. Rasmussen]. Journal of Early and Intensive Behavior Intervention, 4(2), 526-531. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/h0100389

Participants are not required to bring anything to the event. All materials will be provided.

 

Workshop details

One day workshop in Wagga Wagga on Friday 7 February 2020
8.30 am registration for a 9.00 am start, concludes at 4.30 pm

Questions

If you have any questions about the workshop or venue, please contact Shirani Gomes, CPD Coordinator nswcpdcoordinator@speechpathologyaustralia.org.au

If you have any questions about the registration process please contact National Office office@speechpathologyaustralia.org.au or 1300 368 835.

When
7/02/2020 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where
Mercure Wagga Wagga 1 Morgan Street WAGGA WAGGA NSW

Speaker(s)

Speaker
Mrs Kristin E. Bayley, MSPA CPSPMrs Kristin Bayley, MSPA CPSP6bdb26a2-6496-4b7a-8c05-097a85b1ec5c

Registration Fees

Registration categoriesFee
SPA Certified Practising, Non Certified or Re-entry Members$371.00
SPA Non Practising or Full-time Postgraduate Student Member$279.00
SPA Student Member$235.00
Non Member$643.00
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.