The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons on the autism spectrum disorder. We envision a society where Filipinos on the spectrum become the best of their potentials -- self-reliant, independent, productive, socially-accepted citizens of an Autism-OK Philippines.

25 February 2014

Mand Training across Modalities: Effective Methods to Teach Functional Communication

This 120-minute webcast will review the literature on assessing and determining appropriate communication modalities, provide a task analysis for each type of communication modality, highlight video examples of communicating across modalities, and discuss the pros and cons across various communication modalities.

Many individuals with limited functional communication lack the important skill of manding. Being able to request for one's own desires and needs is a powerful skill, and without this skill, quality of life may be detrimental. Being able to vocally mand is highly desirable, however, is not the only way to communicate. American Sign Language, modified sign language, picture exchange systems, and augmentative communication are all various forms of communicating. While mand training is similar across modalities, there are unique needs when developing a mand training intervention program for each communication modality.

Erin Lombard, M.Ed., BCBA. Erin is currently a behavior consultant with over 12 years of experience working with children with autism and developmental disabilities in homes, schools, and center based programs. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a previous certified Special Education teacher in Arizona. Along with providing consultation through SBSA, she also currently teaches graduate level Positive Behavior Support courses at Northern Arizona University. Erin is originally from California where she finished her undergraduate degree in Child and Adolescent Studies from California State University, Fullerton. She obtained her master's degree in Special Education from the University of Phoenix. She completed her coursework in applied behavior analysis through the University of North Texas. She is currently working on her PhD in Psychology at Capella University.

Webcast Details

Date: 1 March 2014, Saturday
Time: 9:00 am- 12:00 nn
Venue: Bridges Foundation Inc., 22 Scout Limbaga Street
West Triangle, Quezon City (Map)

Register on-line today!
Pre-registration fee is P500 (up to February 28). On-site registration fee is P600. ASP Members get a discount of P100. Seminar Fee is inclusive of a certificate, handouts and snacks.

Pre-registered participants may pay to Autism Society Philippines, Metro Bank, Kamias Branch Account Number 047-3-04751874-2. Please fax the deposit slip with the name/s of participant/s to ASP office and bring it on the day of the seminar. On-site registrants will be accepted depending on the availability of slots. There will only be 70 slots available. No refund will be given to participants who did not show up on the date of the seminar. For more details, please call ASP at 7-903-5496.

The ASP Education and Empowerment Program serves as a platform to educate Filipino parents and professionals on the various interventions, modalities and theories surrounding Autism Spectrum Disorder. Their application and implementation are left at your discretion. The views and personal experiences of the speakers are their own and may not necessarily reflect the views of the organization.


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