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Digital Seminar

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


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  4   (1 comments)
Faculty:
Landria Seals Green
Duration:
6 Hours 11 Minutes
Copyright :
Apr 20, 2017
Product Code:
POS063305
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

  • 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!

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


Counselors

This self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


New York Counselors

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This self-study activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


South Carolina Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


Texas Counselors

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


Educators

This course consists of 6.25 self-study clock hours. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Indiana Educators

6.0 Professional Growth Points are available for full attendance of this self-study package per the Indiana Department of Education standards.


Montana Educators

This self-study package is offered for 6.0 Renewal Units. PESI, Inc. is an Approved Renewal Unit Provider with the Montana Office of Public Instruction.


New Jersey Educators, Administrators & Education Services Personnel

6.0 Actual Professional Development Hours (self-study). MEDS-PDN, powered by PESI, Inc., is a registered New Jersey Professional Development Provider with the NJ Dept of Education.  


Texas Educators

PESI, Inc., has been approved as a CPE Provider #500-981 for Texas Educators by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBED). This self-study package qualifies for 6.0 CPE clock hours.


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.


Psychologists

This self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

This course contains 6.0 hours of self-study continuing education. It was not offered for ASHA CEUs. Please retain your certificate of completion. If audited for ASHA Certification Maintenance, you can submit this certificate of completion at that time. For state licensure, teacher certification renewal, or other credential renewal, contact those agencies for information about your reporting responsibilities and requirements.


California Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of self-study continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.


Kansas Speech-Language Pathologists

Approved for 7.5 self-study continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. 


Canadian Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number #50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

This intermediate activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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Faculty

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.


Additional Info

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To order the book, The Key to Autism: An Evidence-based Workbook for Assessing and Treating Children & Adolescents, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Building Social Skills for Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders and Learning Disabilities: Over 105 Strategies, Activities and Sensory Tools for Children and Adolescents, please visit our product store.


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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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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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