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2 Half-Day Workshop

Seminar: Solving Behaviour issues in Autism

Solving behavior issues and teaching social skills for students with autism are common educational goals. It‘s typical for these students to demonstrate various social differences or behavior problems that need to be addressed to help that student gain life success.

This program will dig deeper, to look at behavior and social differences and their relationship with specific characteristics of autism. Identifying individual autistic features including communication differences, personal strengths, individual choices and passions will lead to effective long-term solutions. Visual strategies frequently become effective tools to provide short-term learning or lifelong support for mastering behavior and social needs.

Dates:06 and 07 Jun 2022 (Mon and Tue)
Time:8.30am - 12.30pm (Singapore Standard Time GMT+0800)
Venue:Live Online Training
Speaker: Linda Hodgdon, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Linda Hodgdon, M.Ed., CCC-SLP is a Speech Pathologist and Autism Consultant who has been supporting students on the Autism Spectrum, their educators and families for more than 40 years.

She is known as a pioneer in developing the use of visual strategies for students with autism and those with related special learning needs.

Linda has traveled over a million miles around the world sharing her communication strategies with those who manage autism learning needs. Her popular newsletters, award-winning books and training programs have reached many hundreds of thousands of educators and parents around the world.

Linda’s book Visual Strategies for Improving Communication helps you know what visual strategies are and how to use them. Her book Solving Behavior Problems in Autism offers practical solutions for common autism challenges using visual supports.

Linda shares easy-to-use but very effective strategies to help students on the autism spectrum to participate in a positive way both at school and home. Her visual strategies work for all ages.

Linda has a passion for working with parents and educators to take the mystery out of autism and help them discover exactly what students need to gain success in their life opportunities.

Course Outline

Day 1 Part 1

  • Addressing autism, communication & visual strategies
  • Identifying each student’s “formula”
  • Managing ASD characteristics including: pragmatics, echolalia, sensory differences, insistence on sameness & more

Day 1 Part 2

  • Translating autism characteristics into real life needs
  • Digging deeper into relationships between ASD characteristics and behavior & social challenges
  • Examples of identifying needs based on neurodiversity

Day 2 Part 3

  • Translating autism information into real life
  • Digging deeper into relationships between ASD characteristics and behavior & social challenges
  • Visual tools for creating individual student “formula”

Day 2 Part 4

  • Autism is lifelong
  • Preparing for adulthood begins in early intervention
  • Digging deeper into relationships between ASD characteristics and lifelong needs
  • Tools for building a life-long support system
Course Objectives

Participants will learn to:

  • Identify causes of behavior and social issues that prevent students with autism from achieving life success.
  • Clarify the student’s individual autism profile of strengths and challenges and determine how that affects communication, behavior and social needs.
  • Use visual supports that have significantly improved student behavior and their ability to independently participate successfully in life opportunities
Who Can Benefit?

Teachers, parents, Speech Therapists and others who live with and program for students with autism spectrum disorders will benefit.

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