The Autism Society Philippines, with the support of IBM Philippines, hosted a viewing of a recorded webinar on “The Great 8 for SLPs and ASD” last 26 April 2014 at the IBM Plaza, Eastwood, Quezon City, attended by 55 participants composed of parents, professionals and students.
Ms. Lynn M. Dudek, M.S., CCC-SLP, MBA from the United States. shared the 6 areas of knowledge needed to provide intervention for an individual with ASD, multiple tools for assessment, and multiple resources for intervention. She mentioned from the start that the core deficits of ASD are communication, social, behaviour and others, such as sensory and con-occurring conditions.
She explained the “Great 8” Strategies for Speech Language Pathologists -- Assessment, Reinforcement, Visual Support, Sensory, Social Skills, ACC, Teamwork, and Comprehensive Planning.
ASP Vice-President Cecile Sicam moderated the open forum, with some help from the first batch of Speech Language Pathology majors from the University of Sto. Tomas. Of course, no meeting of autism advocates would be complete without the recitation of “1Pangako” pledge. Also present were ASP Secretary Mona Magno-Veluz and ASP Treasurer Evelyn Go.