ASHA

Program Description:

This workshop will provide a model for integrating research in the areas of psycholinguistic development, early social development, as well as lexical development within behavioral programming for children with autism.  Research in the development of joint attention will be reviewed with implications for the deficits present in children with autism.  Strategies to promote joint attention behaviors will be provided.  Critical skills for the  development of speech will be reviewed as well as     programs to promote early vocal and verbal behaviors.

The workshop will provide an overview of the literature on word learning as well as the nature of the deficits within this area present in children with autism.  Concepts such as fast and slow mapping will be reviewed.  Programs to develop and expand vocabulary as well as to promote abstract and higher level language will be reviewed.  The workshop will conclude with an overview of proactive strategies to address problem behaviors in learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
 
Target Audience:

  • ​Speech Pathologists
  • Special Educators
  • ​Psychologists

Time-Ordered Agenda:

8:00-8:30      Registration 
8:30-9:30      Overview of core deficits in Autism Spectrum Disorder as they relate to speech and language
9:30-10:15    Getting started with young learners.   Overview of joint attention and strategies to address the development of                             joint attention behaviors in learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder

10:15-10:30  BREAK

10:30-11:00  Joint attention continued

11:00-12:00  Overview of speech development in typical children and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Strategies                                 to promote speech in learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder

12:00-1:00    LUNCH BREAK (on your own)

1:00-2:00      Word learning and language processing 

2:00-2:45      Overview of abstract language and strategies to enhance abstract language in learners with ASD

2:45-3:00      BREAK

3:00-3:45      Managing challenging behaviors

3:45-4:00      Questions and Answers

Learning Objectives:

Following this program, attendees will be able to:

   1.  Gain an understanding of the specific language learning challenges associated with autism

   2.  Identify a number of strategies to promote joint attention behaviors in young children with autism

   3.  Develop a program to address verbal and vocal development in children with autism

   4.  Describe at least 3 proactive strategies to address challenging behavior

Presenter:

Joanne Gerenser is the Executive Director of the Eden II Programs in Staten Island, NY.  She received her Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences at the City University of New York Graduate Center.  

She is currently president of the Board of Directors of the Council of Autism Service Providers as well as the Interagency Council of NY on Developmental Disabilities.  Joanne is a member of the Scientific Advisory Council for the Organization for Autism Research. She has authored a number of articles and book chapters relating to speech and language disorders, autism and behavior analysis.


Joanne is an adjunct associate professor at Brooklyn College as well as the World Campus of Penn State University.

Speakers Financial & Non-Financial Disclosures: 

Financial:  Dr. Gerenser is receiving an honorarium from the Hagedorn Little Village School, Jack Joel Center for Special Children.
 
Nonfinancial: Dr. Gerenser is currently president of the Board of Directors of the Council of Autism Service Providers as well as the Interagency Council of NY on Developmental Disabilities. Joanne is a member of the Scientific Advisory Council for the Organization for Autism Research.
 
Fee Schedule:

Registration by April 10, 2018 -  $175.00  (extended to 4/13)

Group Registration by April 10, 2018 (5 or more) - $165.00  (extended to 4/13)

Student (with Student ID) by April 10, 2018 - $140.00

Registration after April 10, 2018 - $190.00

.6 CEUs offered
Level: Intermediate ▪ Professional Area


For Further Information, please contact Kimberly Neary or
Jessica Resnick

at 516-520-6076 or email conferences@littlevillage.org
 

SEATS STILL AVAILABLE!!!!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Promoting Speech and Language in Children with ASD:

Strategies for Quality Outcomes

Presenter:  Dr. Joanne Gerenser

Executive Director of the Eden II Programs

  

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