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:
- 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:
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.
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
If you have any questions about the workshop or venue, please contact Shirani Gomes, CPD Coordinator email@example.com
If you have any questions about the registration process please contact National Office firstname.lastname@example.org or 1300 368 835.