Presenter: Patrick Rydell, Ed.D., CCC-SLP
This course is part of the Learning Style Profile© Training Series. The below 2 courses are suggested prerequisites prior to taking this course.
– H.W., prior course participant
For many children with an autism spectrum disorder, social and communication interaction styles can be characterized as appearing mechanical, scripted, robotic and routinized. Early verbal exchanges and later developing conversations with others often seem limited in scope, controlled and filled with data-based monologues. Instead, we would prefer children to be able to initiate topics of mutual interest, maintain and shift topics, as well as engage in topics initiated by others. We would like these topical and social exchanges to be flexible, reciprocal and contingent on the partner(s) previous utterances and shared topical interests.
This course provides SLPs with practical steps and strategies to move children with autism from unconventional, mechanical and inflexible verbal exchanges to conventional uses of language that is typical of friends, peers and classmates. Dr. Rydell will describe how children’s language output represents and reflects how they think – how cognitive, social and communication abilities are interrelated. Additionally, a step-by-step process will provide SLPs with strategies for a) including peers as mentors, b) developing joint action routines, and c) embedding strategies that include a) learning from multiple partners, b) controlled variation, c) shared control, d) organizational systems, e) visual structure and f) social use of language to make and keep friends through the use of more conventional forms of verbal exchanges and conversation.Offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs – 1 Contact Hour.
Course Overview – Run Time: 1:24:38
– L.K., prior course participant
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.
Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout. Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.
"I enjoyed learning about how useful peers can be using the JARs strategy. I will use the concept of structured flexibility during conversation practice." K.O. (Sep. 2023)
"I liked the ideas imparted which enable a student to organize their thoughts, and lead to the same organization in speech, through peer participation. The suggestions to impart each step were beneficial." T.D. (Jun. 2023)
"I liked the speaker, and learning how to best teach communication skills with peers for my students with Autism." A.E. (May 2023)
"The hard and controlled variables were beneficial. I liked the specific examples and goals." K.W. (Apr. 2023)
"The information was clear, well organized, and usable. Learning differences between prompting, modeling, and verbal mapping and how verbal mapping is the best way to support true language." E.R. (Apr. 2023)
"The ease of info presented was good. Varying activities to prevent rigidity." P.F. (Mar. 2023)
"The entire topic will be beneficial for my daily practice. The presenter was very knowledgeable about incorporating joint action routines in order to assist children with autism in overcoming communication challenges." M.H. (Feb. 2023)
"Very clear guidelines! Fantastic material. Loved the pieces about systematically changing JARS; using peers to support social interaction; and sharing the role of the coach." H.W. (Feb. 2023)
"The idea of shared control and allowing for controlled variation in the session. I liked the simplicity of course format." M.R. (Jan. 2023)
"Helping autistic children communicate in a group was beneficial. I liked the detailed information to facilitate communication." S.E. (Jan. 2023)
"I liked the visual organization topic." R.R. (Dec. 2022)
"Presenter was very easy to follow and slides were well organized. The information about verbal mapping was very helpful." A.Y. (Dec. 2022)
"I have been trying to learn ways to benefit my ASD students in their communication. This course was well presented, organized." A.W. (Nov. 2022)
"The visual organizer to reduce confusion and anxiety, and the varying of JAR to prompt a tolerance for flexibility is beneficial. Course was clear cut and well presented." L.N. (July 2022)
"This course has provided me with a new perspective on running small groups with individuals with ASD." M.H. (July 2022)
"The course was clearly presented. I liked the concept of what we say is what and how we think." B.S. (June 2022)
"Unique perspective. Controlled variation was an interesting concept as was directing children with ASD to look to their peers for clues." H.S. (June 2022)
"I appreciated his breakdown of how we would move from start to finish with a student beginning with adult coaching to guiding peer mentors to conversational skills with our students diagnosed with ASD." K.S. (June 2022)
"The course was very clearly laid out. The speaker used a comfortable pace and made good use of visuals in his Powerpoint presentation to support what he spoke about." K.S. (June 2022)
"Learning the importance of peers. I liked the examples that were provided." F.R. (May 2022)
"I liked the way to vary a JAR to encourage flexibility, and the emphasis on using peers to teach these skills." A.R. (May 2022)
"I liked the goals included at the end – the emphasis on peers." K.S. (Apr. 2022)
"All of the helpful tips for running a group session and which strategies we should no longer use when working with students who have Autism. The thoroughness of the topic discussed." L.K. (Mar. 2022)
"I enjoyed learning about the 10 ASD learning style components that focus on moving children with ASD with learning style strengths in order to build independent capacities in social development. I liked the handout in order to review it later on in the year." C.B. (Mar. 2022)
"Using variation to increase flexibility and several ideas on how to do group sessions." J.C. (Feb. 2022)
"I liked all of it - the flow and inter-relatedness of the information." J.R. (Jan. 2022)
"It is something I can use right away." J.W. (Jan. 2022)
"I liked the technique of verbal mapping and the difference between verbal mapping, prompting, and modeling and the clear and concise way in which the information is provided." A.P. (Nov. 2021)
"A highly organized presentation by Dr. Rydell!!! I really enjoyed the fact he repeated and rephrased the important information two and three times over the course of the presentation." I.K. (Oct. 2021)
"Coaching strategies and training paraprofessionals/aids to use visual, nonverbal cues instead of always directing children with ASD verbally. This is a very important component for all of us." C.B. (Oct. 2021)
"This was a helpful discussion of how to use peers in the intervention process along with establishing variation in joint action routines. The course was very organized and had good examples." A.S. (Oct. 2021)
"Easy to follow, good layout, organization. Topic very relevant. Test questions were straightforward and based firmly in the content of the presentation." B.H. (Aug. 2021)
"The use of non-verbal/demonstration preceding verbal modeling; review of stop-wait [OWLING]; goals were beneficial for my daily practice. I liked the systematic presentation." T.W. (Jul. 2021)
“The speaker had extensive knowledge and experience regarding ASD. And used clear concise examples.” L.P. (Feb. 2021)
“I liked using peers to help with social interactions. Good ideas for varying an activity to work on flexibility.” P.D. (Jan. 2021)
“I appreciated how to construct a joint action routine to maximize its benefit for the child. Dr. Rydell is very organized, and I loved how he summed up his course with the "Takeaway" list.” C.F. (Jan. 2021)
Patrick J. Rydell, Ed.D., CCC-SLP, 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.
Financial — Patrick Rydell is a 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.
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