For Speech and Language Pathologists, Learning Disabilities Specialists, Teachers, Reading Specialists, and Other Professionals working with students who struggle with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Infusing and using literacy skills in autism intervention
Friday, March 8, 2013
Elmhurst American Legion, 310 W. Butterfield Rd., Elmhurst, IL
Morning Session: Effectively Infusing Literacy Goals Into Social Communication Intervention
Language intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders is often focused on establishing important pragmatic skills such as engagement and back and forth communication. How can we insure that these children do not miss out on critical literacy skills while building their social language? This session will review the key components of social language intervention using the Floortime/DIR model. Participants will learn how to establish and maintain engagement, increase back and forth communication, scaffold students into higher levels of skill and infuse literacy targets into session goals. The course will describe a variety of activities and materials that will help set the stage for success with this challenging and unscripted form of therapy. Participants will spend the majority of the morning watching, analyzing and discussing video of real therapy sessions using these techniques with both preschool and school-age students.
Speaker: Lynn Scheuer, M.A. CCC-SLP
Afternoon Session: Hyperlexia: Utilizing precocious literacy skills to enhance intervention
This course will describe children who read unexpectedly and precociously within the context of another developmental disorder. It will discuss the various points of view represented in the literature. It will describe the learning style that is typical of these children and issues of reading comprehension and language comprehension that must be addressed as the children get older. Participants will learn intervention tactics that use the precocious reading to scaffold reading comprehension, language and social weaknesses. This will be an interactive workshop. Participants will be expected to ask questions, engage in discussions and carry out activities throughout the afternoon.
Speaker: Phyllis Kupperman, M.A., CCC-SLP
After attending this conference, participants will be able to:
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|7:30 AM||Registration & Continental Breakfast|
|8:00 AM||Key components of social communication intervention (DIR/Floortime model) and setting the stage to infuse literacy targets|
|9:30 AM||View and analyze preschool and school age therapy sessions|
|11:30 AM||LUNCH (on your own)|
|12:30 PM||Defining, Assessing and Identifying Hyperlexia|
Intervention: Ideas you can use next week; General and specific intervention tactics from preschool through high school; Outcomes
Lynn Scheuer, M.A., CCC-SLP, Executive Director
Lynn Scheuer graduated from State University of New York at Buffalo with a Master of Arts in Communication Disorders and Sciences in September of 2001, following which she began her career at Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center as a speech-language pathologist and later became director of literacy and specialized programs. Lynn gained a wide variety of experience while at the Center, providing comprehensive assessment and treatment for clients of all ages and disorders across multiple settings including clinic, pre-school, elementary school, nursing home, day habilitation, and hospitals. In 2004, she researched, developed, and wrote multiple, intensive language/literacy curriculums for students ages 3–16. Today the resultant Language to Literacy Programs serve hundreds of children yearly with language and reading deficits and run nationally in four locations. Lynn has lectured nationally and is frequently out in the community providing in-services and continuing education courses for parents and professionals. Lynn joined the Center for Speech and Language Disorders team as Executive Director in May of 2012.
Phyllis Kupperman, M.A., CCC-SLP Founder
Phyllis Kupperman is a founder of the Center for Speech and Language Disorders. Ms. Kupperman has been instrumental in CSLD’s growth and philosophy. Ms. Kupperman has presented numerous workshops and seminars to professional and school groups including several state and national conferences for the Autism Society of America, the American and Canadian Speech-Language-Hearing Associations, schools and universities. She has coordinated all of the conferences on the Language Disordered Child, held annually in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. Ms. Kupperman has published articles in journals and newsletters and has produced audio and videotapes for distribution through CSLD, addressing such topics as autism, Asperger’s syndrome, hyperlexia, social communication, articulation and phonological disorders, and pervasive developmental disorders. She is also the author of The Source for Intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorders and The Reading Comprehension Kit for Hyperlexia and Autism published by LinguiSystems. In 1964, she received her Masters Degree in Speech and Language Pathology from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ms. Kupperman has been a faculty member at Elmhurst College and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and has worked in several public and private schools. She provides speech and language therapy to many children at CSLD and has developed training and consultation programs for out-of-state therapists and/or families.
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ASHA CEU APPROVED
The Center for Speech and Language Disorders (CSLD) is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to offer continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. This conference is offered for 0.6 CEU’s (Intermediate level, Professional area). ASHA approval of CE Provider status does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.
ILLINOIS PROVIDER OF CPDU’s
CSLD is approved by the State Board of Education to offer continuing professional development activities for which teachers may receive credit under this system. This conference is offered for 5 state CPDU’s.
Both presenters, Lynn Scheurer and Phyllis Kupperman, indicate that the content for this educational activity is without bias of any commercial product and there is no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationship to disclose.Back to top
Registration fee: $125.00 Early Bird Registration: $99.00 until March 1, 2013
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Registration fee includes the conference, continental breakfast, and a.m. coffee break. Lunch is on your own. Cancellations must be in writing on your organization’s letterhead and will incur a $75.00 processing fee. There will be no refunds after Sept. 7, 2012.
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