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Visual Strategies for Individuals with Autism That Promote Success at School, at Home and in the Community
Thursday February 22, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Presented by Rebecca Remner, MS CCC-SLP, Director of Speech Language Pathology at Monarch Center for Autism; and Lauren Williams, MA, CCC-SLP, Assistive Technology Specialist at Monarch Center for Autism
Sponsored by Monarch Center for Autism, STAR Autism Support, and VizZle
The majority of students with autism are visual learners. Consequently, they benefit from the consistent use of customized visual supports in three key areas: Visual Instruction (adapting instruction so it is presented visually); Visual Expression (using visuals to facilitate expressive communication); and Visual Organization (using visuals to organize activities and daily schedules).
Whether it is at school, at home or in the community, consistent use of visual supports helps promote success with academics, communication, social encounters, and participation in activities of daily living. Please watch Rebecca Remner and Lauren Williams for this edWebinar to gain tips and strategies for:
- Effectively using visual supports on a daily basis in the classroom
- Real-life applications of visual supports for use at home and in the community
- Effective approaches for organizing activities and transitions to provide students with the greatest opportunities for success
Special education teachers, speech language pathologists, paraprofessionals, occupational therapists, behavior specialists, intervention specialists, and social workers will benefit from attending this edWebinar. Learn about using visual strategies to support individuals with autism.
About the Presenters
Rebecca Remner, MS CCC-SLP, is the director of speech language pathology at Monarch Center for Autism. Rebecca is a speech language pathologist (SLP) who has worked at Monarch for 12 years with students, ages 3 through 21, on the autism spectrum. She has extensive experience with individual and group therapy services for non-verbal students, verbal students, lower functioning students on a functional tract, and higher functioning students with an academic focus. As director of the department, she supervises 22 SLPs, provides staff training and oversees many projects to ensure the department is providing the latest evidence-based therapy and use of technological advances.
Lauren Williams, MA CCC-SLP, is an assistive technology specialist and licensed speech language pathologist at Monarch Center for Autism. Lauren has nine years of experience working with students on the autism spectrum. She provides individual and group therapy services for both verbal and non-verbal students. As the assistive technology specialist, she is responsible for the completion of augmentative and alternative communication evaluations for students on the autism spectrum, and she collaborates with professionals across many disciplines to support the use of VizZle, SMART Boards, speech generating devices, and adaptive equipment to promote students’ growth and development.
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Monarch Center for Autism, a division of Bellefaire JCB, is located in Cleveland, Ohio. Monarch offers a comprehensive array of programs and services for individuals ages three through adulthood with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Highlights, which incorporate Monarch’s visual language treatment model, include a preschool; day school for children, adolescents & young adults; transition education program; summer & extended school year programs; therapeutic residential treatment program; adult vocational & supported living programs; and community training.
STAR Autism Support (SAS) provides curriculum materials, workshops and training to school and agency staff who work with students with autism. Our mission is to help others successfully implement research-based applied behavior analysis (ABA) techniques. We want every child with autism to receive effective instruction!
VizZle provides a library of more than 14,000 lessons and the tools and media to customize them or create your own from scratch. The lessons can be tailored to any grade level, assigned to any student, and played on iPad or Android tablets, laptop or desktop computers. Data is tracked automatically. This award-winning software is developed collaboratively with educators.