Developing functional speech in non-verbal clients with Autism can be one of the biggest challenges for Speech Pathologists as well as Behavior Analysts when those clients do not respond to traditional verbal modeling approaches. Working with those clients who present with challenging behaviors can be difficult as well.
This course presents a systematic approach to developing functional speech with individuals who are non-verbal or non-imitative. The course is a comprehensive program that combines principles of Applied Behavior Analysis with Oral Placement Therapy. For Behavior Analysts, the course demonstrates the importance of using specific techniques within hierarchies to develop the oral placement skills for speech and feeding.
For Speech and Language Pathologists, this course demonstrates techniques developed within the Applied Behavior Analysis field to maximize learning for functional speech using reinforcement based procedures.
The course guides all participants through a complete program beginning with developing cooperation and ending with functional vocabulary. Videos are shown throughout the presentation to demonstrate each technique. This course benefits Speech and Language Pathologists, Behavior Analysts, Teachers, Parents and others working with non-verbal individuals with autism.
Participants will be able to: