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2 Half-Day Workshop

Seminar: Assessment of Social and Communication Skills in Children with Autism (Levels 2 and 3)

The ultimate success of a treatment program for children with autism is one that maximizes the development of their social and communication skills. This workshop addresses systematic assessment of these critical skills using the ASCS-2, Assessment of Social and Communication Skills, 2nd edition. The assessment is most appropriate for children ages 2-15 years of age and those children with moderate to severe developmental challenges. The ASCS-2 assesses core social skills; functional social, emotional, and communication skills; and obstacles that interfere with learning and development. Case studies are used to explain the assessment process.

Dates:08 & 09 Jun 2022 (Wed & Thu)
Time:8.30am – 12.30pm (Singapore Standard Time GMT+0800)
Venue:Live Online Training
Speaker: Professor Kathleen Quill

Dr. Kathleen Quill, BCBA-D (www.autisminstitute.net) provides professional and family support to improve the quality of intervention to children and adolescents with autism. She is a licensed Behavior Analyst (BCBA- D), developmental psycholinguist, adjunct professor in the graduate program for Autism and ABA at Endicott College, MA, and a bestselling author and advocate.

Dr. Quill lectures internationally on contemporary Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), innovations in assessment and program planning for social and communication development, and meaningful intervention for challenging and complex behavior. Dr. Quill is the editor of the seminal text Teaching children with autism: Strategies to enhance communication and socialization. (Delmar Publishers, 1995); and author of the bestseller DO-WATCH-LISTEN-SAY: Social and communication intervention for individuals with autism (Brookes Publishing, 2000; 2nd edition, 2017), both translated into 10 languages. Kathleen authors e-learning courses on social, language, and communication and was principal author of AutismPro (2004), the first online system that delivered assessment, curriculum and resources to home-based providers and families. Her current work focuses on Intervention for Repetitive and Restricted Behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorder (text in development).

Kathy is on the editorial board for Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders and Focus on Autism and other Developmental Disabilities and is a member of the Professional Panel of Advisors for the Autism Society of America (ASA), serving as co-chair of the ASA commission on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Course Outline (Equal time is devoted to each sub‐topic)
  1. Overview of the social and communication differences in autism
  2. The importance of the ASCS-2, Assessment of Social and Communication Skills
  3. Identifying social and communication obstacles: A case study
  4. Conducting the Core Skills Assessment: A case study
  5. Conducting the Social Skills Assessment: A case study
  6. Conducting the Communication Skills Assessment: A case study
  7. Summarizing the assessment data to create a meaningful intervention plan
Course Objectives

On completion of the webinar, participants will understand how to:

  1. Identify the social and communication differences in autism
  2. Understand the purpose of the ASCS-2, Assessment of Social and Communication Skills
  3. Assess social and communication obstacles with a child’s intervention team
  4. Conduct the Core Skills Assessment with a child’s intervention team
  5. Conduct the Social Skills Assessment with a child’s intervention team
  6. Conduct the Communication Skills Assessment with a child’s intervention team
  7. Summarize the assessment data to create a functional intervention plan
Who Can Benefit?

Parents, family members, caregivers, health and educational professionals who support children and/or adolescents with moderate to severe autism spectrum disorder (ASD Levels 2 and 3) as part of their practice, including teachers, Speech-Language Pathologists, Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Clinical and Developmental Psychologists

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$) /pax
30 Apr 2022 300
Normal Till Full 350