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Full-Day Workshop

Seminar: Communication in Autism Differences & Support Strategies
(in conjunction with Autism Spectrum, Australia©)

In collaboration : Autism Spectrum Logo

This workshop is designed to provide an overview of the differences in communication that are seen in individuals on the autism spectrum and the various strategies that can support them to communicate more effectively with those in the world around them. The workshop covers both expression and understanding, as well as both verbal and non-verbal aspects of communication. Strategies to support understanding and expression will be discussed, in addition to methods for teaching new communication skills.

Dates:26 Nov 2018 (Mon)
Time:9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue:Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
317 Outram Road
Singapore 169075
Speaker: Amanda Reed

Amanda Reed is a speech pathologist with a Masters in Applied Linguistics. She has worked in the field of autism, across a range of settings and services, for over 20 years. Amanda is currently a Positive Behaviour Support Specialist in regional Victoria, a role which involves working with families to build capacity in managing the family member with autism. Amanda has facilitated workshops for professionals and families on the features of autism, the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), teaching critical communication skills, applied behaviour analysis, and positive behaviour support. She has worked collaboratively with families, schools and allied health professionals to implement supports to improve the quality of life of individuals on the autism spectrum and has consulted to autism programs internationally. Amanda is passionate about ensuring that individuals with autism have functional communication skills and that positive behaviour support is used to create an autism-friendly environment and to improve quality of life. Her work with Autism Spectrum Australia allows her to pursue these passions.

Course Outline
  1. Definition of communication
  2. Components of communication
  3. The spectrum of communication profiles observed in individuals with autism
  4. Supporting receptive communication
  5. Supporting expressive communication
  6. Teaching new communication skills
  7. Q and A
Course Objectives

On completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Define functional communication and the components of communication
  2. Identify communication skills that are essential to maximise independence and quality of life
  3. Describe the range of communication differences that may be observed in individuals on the autism spectrum
  4. Identify strategies to support receptive and expressive communication
  5. Describe methods for teaching new communication skills
Who Can Benefit?

SPED Teacher, Occupational Therapist, Speech Language Therapist, Physical Therapist, Music Therapist, Psychologist, MD, Social Workers, Play Therapists and Parents.

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$)
07 Oct 2018 350
Normal Till Full 420