LIVE Online details
Participants must attend/complete all elements:
Pre-workshop activity – approx. 1hr self paced activity sent a week prior
Live session 1 – Monday 3 August 2020, 1-4pm AEST
Live session 2 – Monday 10 August 2020, 1-4pm AEST
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 Erin Masson, CPD Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions about the registration process please contact National Office email@example.com or 1300 368 835.