The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons with autism spectrum disorder. The ASP has been in the forefront of providing services and training to families living with autism.

16 April 2014

"Great 8" Strategies for Language Deficits of PWAs

This moderated viewing of a 120-minute webcast will explore the topic area necessary for family members and speech-language pathologists to possess in order to provide effective and evidenced-based interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder.

This session will tackle the "great 8" strategies for addressing the core deficits of autism spectrum disorder:  assessment, reinforcement, visual supports, sensory, social skills, teamwork, and comprehensive planning.

Parents and speech-language pathologists must have knowledge and skills on core characteristics of autism, working with families, screening, diagnosis, and assessment, evidenced-based interventions, use of augmentative and alternative communication modalities, and collaboration (ASHA, 2006b). This presentation will address these specific areas by introducing audience participants to specific interventions and methodologies to increase their skills and knowledge in the area of ASD.

The following teaching methodologies will be:

1. Behavior-based intervention
2. Collaboration within a multi-disciplinary team
3. Use of visual supports
4. Incorporating sensory strategies


Ms. Lynn M. Dudek M.S., CCC-SLP/MBA is the Autism and Medical Rehabilitation Manager at Easter Seals Central and SE Ohio, Inc and the owner of ASDSLP, LLC. She is a speech-language pathologist who has specialized in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder for close to 20 years. Lynn has presented at the local, state, and national level on topics regarding autism, communication and assessment. Her passion for advocacy, education, and effective treatment directs her professional and personal activities.

Lynn recently completed coursework for completion of her BCBA. She currently serves on the Ohio Autism Coalition, the Autism Alliance and Advisory Board for speechpathology.com, and the National Autism Spokesperson Network.

Ms. Michele LaMarche, BCBA is the co-founder of Special Learning, Inc. She is also the founder and Executive Director of Step By Step Academy (SBSA), a highly-regarded centre-based non-profit Autism treatment centre in Columbus, Ohio. Since its formation almost ten years ago, SBSA has touched the lives of over one thousand students through rigorous application of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatments, resulting in exceptional outcomes.

Michele, with over fifteen years of professional experience in the field of ABA, uses her knowledge of behavioral treatment to produce ground breaking, effective, empirically validated curricula, a critical factor in successfully mainstreaming hundreds of students with ASD. With her credentials and work through Special Learning and SBSA, she has changed the lives of countless individuals and families affected by ASD.

Seminar Details

26 April 2014, Saturday
9:00 am- 12:00 noon
Technical Enablement Center,
2nd Floor IBM Plaza, Eastwood,
Quezon City (Map)

Register online today!  Pre-registration fee is P500 (up to April 22). On-site registration fee is P600. ASP Members get a discount of P100.  Seminar Fee is inclusive of a certificate, handouts and snacks.

All participants will receive a signed hard-copy certificate of completion from ASP. Participants may also order from the training provider, as an OPTIONAL service, a certificate of completion issued by Special Learning Incorporated, signed by the trainer; but delivered in PDF form via email, for an ADDITIONAL cost of P400.

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 02-926-6941 or 02-929-8447.

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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