Learning Style Profile© Introductory Course: Building the Capacity for Socially Appropriate Conversation in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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0.6 ASHA CEUs

$129.00


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This course addresses 10 naturalistic developmental-behavioral intervention components that represent the greatest challenges for professionals and families as they establish and facilitate the necessary foundations for conversational skills in young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Participants will be introduced to Dr. Patrick Rydell’s Learning Style Profile (LSP), a profile that expands our current understanding of unique learning styles related to individuals on the autism spectrum. By incorporating Dr. Rydell’s Learning Style Profile Protocol (included as part of this course) participants will be able to identify the learning style challenges of young children with ASD that inhibit social connectivity and reciprocal communication.

The LSP intervention strategies assist children with ASD to “look up and around” to recognize social-communication and interpersonal cues in the naturalistic context in order to understand “how and when” to independently use their skills to engage in meaningful social interactions and conversation. The LSP routinely asks the question, “Who is doing the thinking?” Are the adults prompting the children with a) what to say, b) when to say it, and c) how to say it? Or, are the children learning how to take advantage of the contextual cues to make these decisions on their own, thus preventing a prompt-dependent learning style? The LSP avoids an overemphasis on using direct teaching methods to teach correct skills. Rather, the LSP focuses on assisting children to develop a learning style that promotes independent decision-making and a confident use of a social-communication “game-plan” to initiate, maintain and respond to others in naturalistic contexts.

The LSP will assist professionals and families to identify early profiles of learning style strengths and challenges, then establish evidence-based and proven interventions uniquely designed to help children with ASD get ready for natural, reciprocal social interactions and conversation. Offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs – 6 contact hours.

Also see, #e226 Learning Style Profile© Advanced Course: How To Set Up The Therapy Environment.

Course purchase includes downloadable Learning Style Profile Assessment Protocol

Course Outline – Run Time: 6:23:51

  • The Learning Style Profile (LSP) for Children with ASD
  • Developing a “Game Plan” Early
  • Learning Style Challenges in Children with ASD
  • How Do You Define “Learning”?
  • Who is Doing the Thinking?
  • Cues vs. Prompts
  • Look Up and Around
  • We Talk About What We Know
  • Developmental Progression from Early Childhood to Adolescents
  • Ten LSP Components: Talking Points, Discussion and Competencies

This presentation will focus exclusively on the Learning Style Profile (LSP). Other treatment approaches will receive limited or no coverage as part of this training. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.

Course Format

Video course with downloadable handout. This course was recorded in front of a live audience.

Course Objectives

  1. Apply practical applications of LSP Components in order to prepare the child for successful social interaction with peers.
  2. Apply practical applications of LSP Components in order to prepare the child for successful communication interaction with peers.
  3. Apply practical applications of LSP Components in order to prepare the child for successful conversational interaction with peers. 

Presenter & Disclosures

Patrick J. Rydell, PhD is the Founder and Director of the Rocky Mountain Autism Center, Inc. and Autism On Call, LLC, in Lone Tree, Colorado. With more than 38 years of practice (“on the floor”) in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), he has provided international and national trainings, workshops, consultations and program development to governmental agencies, medical facilities, universities, school districts, professionals and families. His doctorate was earned through a National Institute of Health Leadership in Autism grant (1989) and he has a double master’s degree in speech pathology and special education with a program emphasis in early childhood and autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Rydell is a U.S. Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant recipient (2005). Dr. Rydell is the co-author of the SCERTS Model (Prizant, Wetherby, Rubin, Laurent & Rydell, 2006) and author of the Learning Style Profile for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Rydell, 2012) and Autism On Call Educational Series (Vimeo, 2017). Dr. Rydell has also co-authored 5 book chapters and numerous peer-reviewed research articles on topics related to autism spectrum disorders. He is currently developing ASD programs across Asia, Central Asia and South America based on the LSP approach.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Patrick Rydell is presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Financial — Patrick Rydell is the author of Learning Style Profile for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, published by Rocky Mountain Autism Center (January 21, 2013); receives royalty payments.

Nonfinancial — Patrick Rydell has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclosure.

Intended Audience/Accreditation

This program is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).

Intended Audience

  • SLP

ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of ASHA CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 ASHA CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.

ASHA CE Registry: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

ASHA CEUs: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:

  • Current ASHA Member
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • Licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
  • Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.

Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.

Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:

  • California: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board. Provider #PDP4. Online CEU limits may apply; please contact SLPAHADB for current online CEU acceptance policies.
  • Iowa: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Examiners. Provider #169.
  • Kansas: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Provider #LTS-S0005.
  • Florida: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board. Provider #SPA-026.
  • New Jersey: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the New Jersey Department of Education. Provider #1654.

Frequently Asked Questions

Customer Support: Please phone 888.337.3866 or email info@northernspeech.com.

Course Completion Timeframe: You have unlimited time to complete this online course. You may log off and log on as you wish in order to complete all sections of this course.

Content Access: Access to course materials and content does not expire, even after completing the post test. You may continue to review course material by logging into your NSS account, clicking the My Online Courses tab, and then viewing your desired course.

Certificate of Completion: On successful completion of the post test (80%), a certificate will be immediately available for download and/or printing. This certificate will include your name, date of completion (based on Eastern Time Zone, USA/Canada), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs). Please note that CEUs are awarded on the date of successful test completion, not the date of course enrollment. Please ensure that you successfully complete the post test prior to any licensure renewal dates.

ASHA CE Registry Submission: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

Purchase Orders: Purchase orders are NOT accepted when registering for online courses. Payment must be made online in the form of a credit or debit card payment.

What is an Online Course? Our Online Courses consist of video, audio, and/or text content and are offered for ASHA CEUs. Unlike a webinar, which requires participants to be logged on and at a computer at specific times, our Online Courses are available to you at any time, from any computer, via your NorthernSpeech.com online account. You may work at your own pace and start and stop your course as you wish. Your course will conclude with a short post test. On successful completion of the post test (>80%) a printable certificate of completion is presented to you.

Receiving CEUs: Northern Speech is an ASHA CE Provider and our online courses are registered with ASHA and offered for ASHA CEUs. Please note that successful completion of the online post test is required prior to the awarding of CEUs. Please contact your state licensing board for acceptance policies related to CEUs earned online.

Registering for an online course: You may browse all online courses by clicking the Continuing Education tab above, then Online Courses. Once you find a course, click Enroll Now, and you will be asked to either log into your existing Northern Speech account or create a new online account. Once you’ve entered your account information and provided your credit card payment, your course will be immediately available to you.

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Testing requirements: Each online course concludes with a post test consisting of multiple choice or true & false questions. Scores of 80% or greater are required for successful course completion and awarding of CEUs. You may revisit course materials and retest as needed to achieve a passing score.

Number of CEUs offered: We offer courses from 1 to 21 contact hours. Each course will note the number of CEUs offered. Please note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = 1 CEE.

State licensing boards and online CEUs: NSS is an ASHA CE Provider and most state licensing boards DO accept ASHA CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some boards do, however, place a limit to the number of CEUs that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any CEU limits related to home-study courses prior to enrolling in an online course.

Course formats: Our course formats include: text, audio, video, and PowerPoint with author narration. Each course will note the format on the course description page.

Course handouts: Most of our online courses provide a link to download the accompanying handout as a PDF file. 

Group discounts: Groups of 3 or more are eligible for a 20% discount on each registration on most of our online courses. To receive this discount, registrations need to be processed together via the "Group Rates" tab on the Online Course of your choice.

Computer requirements: For our online courses to function best, we recommend that you update your computer to include the newest version of your Internet browser (Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, etc) and newest version of your computer's operating system. Also a high-speed Internet connection is recommended (cable or DSL). Speakers or headphones will be required for many of our courses as many contain audio components.

Course Cancellation Policy: A purchased online course can be exchanged, refunded, or transferred to another individual if contact is made with NSS (via phone or email) within 30 days of purchase and the course materials have not been viewed or downloaded. 

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Reviews

"Perfect course! I liked how practical and down to earth the instructor was." - M.D. (May 2019) 

"I liked how practical the course was." – C.B. (Apr. 2019)

"I enjoyed the discussion on the LSP approach and all the new information I learned." – S.H. (Mar. 2019)

"I appreciated how this course reinforced what I already use in therapy and offered suggestions for how to work with several of my patients. The speaker explained his ideas effectively and used videos to ensure comprehension." – L.C. (Mar. 2019)

"It was very well organized and well supplemented with videos. I especially enjoyed the discussions on building the foundation through rehearsal, modeling and cues vs just repetition and prompting, and adding language after the joint attention." – E.B. (Mar. 2019)

"I would recommend this to all my colleagues. Teaching children how to look up and learn in a variety of situations is vital to successful social interaction and self-esteem. If this program works for my kids like it has for [Dr. Rydell] I will have found the missing piece to teaching socially appropriate behavior.”  – A.O. (Jan. 2019)

"An exceptional presentation that incorporates a wealth of observational information and evidence-based intervention strategies that address social communication needs of young ASD children. The speaker was dynamic and highly pragmatic in his verbal illustrations and video clip presentations used to demonstrate a number of key overarching intervention principles. The short course provided specific strategies and principles that can I can directly apply to my assessment and therapy sessions tomorrow." – C.L. (Jan. 2019)