NEW! Nonverbal Autism How To Break Through

Verbal communication is so essential for humans – and when we have a nonverbal client on the autism spectrum, we need to reach into our collective therapy toolboxes to equip these individuals with basic communication skills.

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About the Course

Course Description

Verbal communication is so essential for humans – and when we have a nonverbal client on the autism spectrum, we need to reach into our collective therapy toolboxes to equip these individuals with basic communication skills.

TalkTools Instructor, Risca Solomon, will discuss the unique communication challenges clients with ASD may present, her top 5 strategies for breaking through the communication wall that have worked in her therapy practice, as well as other proven approaches. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Risca will demonstrate ABA practices and oral-placement techniques. Nonverbal-to-Verbal Roadmap will be outlined.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify early red flags when assessing verbal skills in pediatric clients
  2. Assess appropriate strategies based on clients’ diagnosis and behaviors
  3. Apply 3 intervention strategies in a therapy setting

Content Disclosure: This presentation will focus on treatment methods related to the use of TalkTools® OPT resources. Other similar treatment approaches will receive limited or no coverage during this lecture.

TalkTools®️ is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 4782. This e-learning course qualifies for 2 self-study contact hours or 0.2 CEUs in the Category of Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.

Learning Options
  • Online ONLY for 1 learner -- ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE (downloadable handout)
  • Group Rate for 5 learners
  • ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE for 5 learners
Instructors

Risca Solomon, MS, BCBA

Timed Agenda
  • 10 Minutes: Introduction
  • 20 Minutes: ASD Communication Disorders
  • 30 Minutes: ABA Techniques and Demonstrations
  • 30 Minutes: Oral-Motor Techniques and Demonstrations
  • 30 Minutes: Non-verbal to Verbal Roadmap

Course Content

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