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2285 Victory Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10314
917-722-3986
center@eden2.org

Language Intervention for Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism is a disorder that affects an individual throughout the lifespan.  According to the DSM-5, criteria for autism describe core dysfunction in the areas of social interaction, social communication, and behavior.  Deficits in these areas can negatively impact an individual’s quality of life in the areas of community access, vocational opportunities, independence and social relationships.  This talk will explore the role of the Speech-Language Pathologist in addressing these deficits to contribute to a greater quality of life for individuals on the autism spectrum.  Functional therapy targets as well as research driven teaching strategies (e.g., use of technology in intervention, group instruction) will be reviewed.   Strategies for effective collaboration across disciplines will also be discussed.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the impact of limited communication skills on employment, community access and social interaction for adolescents and adults with Autism.
  2. Identify functional communication targets for adolescent and adult learners.
  3. Apply teaching strategies that are successful for older learners.
  4. Identify importance of intervention that involves collaboration across disciplines
  5. Utilize strategies for transitioning to group instruction

 

Time Ordered Agenda:

 

5 mins: Introduction
10 mins: Speech, Language, and Communication Deficits and Implications for     Adolescent and Adult Participants
15 mins: Review of Functional Communication Targets for the Adolescent and Adult Learner
15 mins: Teaching Strategies for Older Learners
5 mins: Strategies for Collaboration Across Disciplines
5 mins: Strategies for Transitioning to Group Instruction
5 mines: Summary & Questions

 

 

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This event is being offered for .1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area)

 

Financial Disclosure: Ms. Bainor is an Employee of Eden II Programs and receives a salary.

Nonfinancial Disclosure: There are no relevant relationships to disclose.

 

Experience Level:
All levels (basic concepts will be explained in detail)

Target Audience:
Parents and SLPs. CE available for SLPs

Mary Bainor, M.A., CCC-SLP
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Ms. Bainor is the Coordinator of Speech Services for the Eden II/ Genesis Programs and The Genesis Outreach Autism Center.  She received her Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology from St. John’s University.  Ms. Bainor is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in New York State and a certified teacher of students with speech and language disabilities (TSSLD).  She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).  Ms. Bainor is an active participant in the Eden II/Genesis Outreach Department conducting presentations both locally and nationally on speech and language topics related to autism and augmentative/alternative communication systems.

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Terms & Conditions
Terms & Conditions

It is the goal of the Eden II Diagnostic and Outreach Center to provide the highest level of satisfaction to all attendees of the webinar program. All payments made for webinar enrollment are subject to the following refund policy:

  1. Individuals may obtain a full refund for any paid registration by e-mailing a refund request to the webinar administrator no less than 2 days in advance of the scheduled webinar date
  2. Refunds will not be issued for requests sent less than 2 days in advance of the scheduled webinar date
  3. Refunds are available to individuals who experience technical difficulties during a webinar when technical difficulties are not due to the attendee’s own equipment or internet connection
  4. Refunds are available if a webinar is cancelled by the Eden II Diagnostic and Outreach Center
  5. The email address for the webinar administrator is webinar@eden2.org
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FAQs
FAQ

e-mail webinar@eden2.org or call (917) 922-3986 with any questions about the webinar program or registration system.

 

1. What is the time zone for the webinars? All webinars are EST. Each webinar is offered at multiple times to accommodate individuals in different time zones. Additionally, you may contact the webinar administrator about custom webinars which can be scheduled at a time of your convenience.

2. Do I need any special software or equipment to participate? Absolutely not! No software is required to be downloaded to your computer and you do not need a webcam or microphone to participate.

3. I chose to receive a BCBA CEU certificate or a Certificate of Attendance when I registered for the webinar, when can I expect my certificate? Certificates will be e-mailed to the email address that was used to register for the webinar within 45 days of the webinar date. Please contact webinar@eden2.org if you do not receive your certificate after 45 days, or if you need a certificate sooner. The Eden II Diagnostic and Outreach Center does not charge extra for BCBA CEUs or a certificate of attendance for paid webinars. BCBA CEUs and certificates of attendance are not available for free webinars.

4. Can I access the webinar from an apple device (e.g., iPhone, iPad)? Yes. Any attendee with an iPhone or other apple device is able to connect to the webinar via the free GoToMeeting app.  You will be prompted to download the GoToMeeting app when you arrive at the webinar if it is not already installed on your device.

 

 

 

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