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Autism in Children & Adolescents: Advancing Language for Conversation Fluency and Social Connections



  • Effective assessment tool selection for social skills and language deficits
  • Make meaningful connections through problem-solving, reasoning, perspective taking, social behavior, and conversation fluency
  • Strategies to teach academic language for inclusion success
  • Data collection methods for social skills, social behavior, and conversation fluency

Children with autism often need support in reaching advanced language levels and expectations found in the classroom, community, and in social relationships. This need is a requirement to reaching increased levels of independence. This seminar focuses on going beyond early language programming and moving toward advancing language skills and social connections for learners with autism.

Join autism expert, Landria Seals Green, MA, CCC-SLP, BCBA, and learn evidence-based strategies for accurate assessment tool selection, developing effective learning programs, and improving data collection methods for social skills, social behavior and conversation fluency. Through the use of case studies and hands on activities, you will walk away with the skills necessary to:

  • Select assessment tools that accurately evaluate social skills and language deficits
  • Advance vocabulary, oral narrative skills and conversation fluency
  • Advance language skills of sentence complexity, reasoning and social problem-solving
  • Incorporate methods of applied behavior analysis across the therapy team to support learner language advancement
  • Create activities and tools that engage student learning and support self-management and regulation needed for inclusion

When therapy teams move toward specifically teaching, shaping, and supporting the generalization of social behavior, conversation fluency, verbal fluency and reasoning—the learner with autism can reach new heights in the academic setting, in relationships and vocationally!


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Product Details
Average Rating:
  4   (1 comments)
Speakers:
Landria Seals Green
Duration:
6 Hours 11 Minutes
Copyright:
20 Apr, 2017
Product Code:
POS063305
Media Type:
Digital Recordings

CPD


CPD

This online program is worth 6.25 hours CPD.



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Speakers

Landria Seals Green Related seminars and products: 1

MA, CCC-SLP, BCBA


Landria Seals Green, MA, CCC-SLP, BCBA, is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 15 years of experience providing clinical assessments, evaluations and treatment for learners with autism in home, school and community-based settings. Landria specializes in autism, social communication and organization behavior management. She trains professionals in speech pathology, applied behavior analysis, special education and occupational therapy in program implementation for learners with autism and created training curricula and manuals for professionals. Providing consultation and training in Intensive Behavior Intervention (IAI) programs to public, private and charter schools, Landria is a sought-after expert in the field. She is an Autism Thought Leader and consultant providing professional development to professionals, parent trainings, as well as program development and supervision to clinicians and autism-focused therapy centers throughout the world.

Landria is the developer of the SOAR Autism Curriculum and SOAR Solutions for Autism, ABA, and special education, which provides a comprehensive tool for targets in ABA Therapy programs. She is the founder and chief clinical leader of Momentum Autism Therapy Services, a provider of home, community and school-based ABA and speech pathology services to the pediatric population. Landria writes about topics in autism therapy services, special education, parent training, and advocacy for learners with special needs. Her blog has been featured in The Mighty, National Autism Association, and many other media outlets. Landria is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.S. Speech and Hearing Science) and Northwestern University (M.A. Speech-Language Pathology). She received her training in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas. She is trained in the ADOS (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor), PROMPT, and DIR-Floortime®.

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Landria Green has an employment relationship with TN Active Care. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Landria Green is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.


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Objectives

  1. Utilize general education curriculum and common core standards to support assessment and goal/objective planning for learners with autism.
  2. Characterize assessment and evaluation tools to examine verbal behavior and social language skills.
  3. Connect and improve vocabulary and oral narrative skills to increase conversation fluency, reasoning and social connectedness.
  4. Implement strategies for teaching advanced language skills of sentence complexity, conversation fluency and social problem-solving.
  5. Create objective data collection procedures to better track, analyze, and understand learner achievements and language areas in need of support and direct instruction.
  6. Incorporate methods of applied behavior analysis across the therapy team to support learner language advancement.

Outline

ASSESSMENT FOR LANGUAGE, SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND CONVERSATION FLUENCY

  • Beyond the traditional speech-language assessment
  • Primary tool for conversation, organization, expressive language and reasoning skills
  • General education standards and Common Core Standards
  • Integrate results for a comprehensive treatment plan

DESIGNING GOALS FOR LANGUAGE, SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND CONVERSATION FLUENCY

  • Measurable goals and objectives for:
  • Behavior and social intervention
  • Language and fluency of skills
  • Treatment plans and IEPs to support collaborative responsibility
  • Proactively plan to teach skills across all settings
  • When to design and plan for generalization

STRATEGIES TO DEVELOP EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE

  • Align verbal behavior and traditional language therapy
  • Declarative language skills and synonym usage for social and academic vocabulary
  • Progress from single word utterances to multi-word word utterances
  • Connect academic language learning and classroom participation
  • Data collection strategies for expressive language intervention

STRATEGIES TO STRENGTHEN ORAL NARRATIVE SKILLS

  • Improve narrative forms including story recall
  • Incorporate opinions and perspectives into oral narratives
  • Integrate body language and tone of voice in narrative presentation
  • Add descriptive language to narrative skills
  • Data collection in oral narrative skills improvement

STRATEGIES TO SUPPORT LANGUAGE AND REASONING

  • Teach learners how to reason and make connections with vocabulary
  • Connect receptive vocabulary and expressive language output
  • Problem solving and reasoning skills for academic language

SOCIAL COGNITION STRATEGIES

  • Conversation colors to support perspective taking
  • Build “flexibility” in teaching sessions
  • Problem-solving beyond finding one solution
  • Perspective taking to support classroom behavior and relationships
  • Problem solving and reasoning for social safety
  • Data collection for social cognition

SOCIAL BEHAVIOR STRATEGIES

  • Proactive strategies to support social behavior
  • Social concept stories to explain “why” and “how”
  • Incorporate social perspective taking into behavior contracts and token systems
  • Data collection to provide reinforcement of improved social behavior

CONVERSATION FLUENCY STRATEGIES

  • Connect expressive language to conversation fluency
  • Verbal fluency under social timed pressure
  • Conversation fluency to support generalization
  • Coaching, shadowing, modeling in education and community environments
  • Rhythm and music to support conversation fluency
  • Data collection to track learner’s conversation fluency

Target Audience

Counselors, Teachers/Educators, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other Mental Health Professionals.

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Comments

Jenine P - WILLIAMSTOWN, New Jersey

"Landria was a good presenter. I liked how she used "comedy" to engage the audience and keep us motivated and interested in the content. She is knowledgeable and had me look at things from a different perspective. Thank you."

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