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.
– K.F., prior course participant
Does your child have a primary focus and priority on objects, rather than people? Does your child have difficulty “looking up and around” at the available social cues and information in the room to understand how and when to socially participate with others? Does your child see others as interference with their object-oriented learning preferences? Does your child have difficulty seeing others as valuable sources of social information?
These questions characterize and reflect the learning style challenges that many children with autism face in their journey to become good social partners with both adults and peers. This course, based on the Learning Style Profile© (LSP), provides insight to these learning style challenges, and also specific goals and strategies for SLPs to use at home, school, or therapy to help move children with autism from object-oriented to people-oriented learners. These empirically based, practical and common-sense strategies provide a clear intervention roadmap and direction to building a solid people-oriented foundation and learning style for children’s acquisition of advanced social and communication skills. This course is particularly relevant for children with autism who struggle with how to independently learn social skills from others without being directly taught or prompted by adults.Offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs – 1 Contact Hour.
Course Overview – Run Time: 1:06:08
– M.H., 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.
"The need to take things slowly and not focus on a correct response is something that I sometimes struggle with. I liked the methodical way he explained the steps and what was expected as an outcome." C.S. (Feb. 2024)
"I appreciated the reminder to help the child focus on us / people, not on toys, their clothing... I liked this focus on us as mentors and guides and the source of new learning and interaction." N.L. (Dec. 2023)
"The clearly stated 10 steps were beneficial. Clear and concise information overall." S.M. (Dec. 2023)
"I liked the step-by-step goals and strategies. Talking slow and slow like molasses not to elevate the situation and dysregulate the child was helpful." J.D. (Nov. 2023)
"All topics were beneficial. I enjoyed the entire course." R.S. (Nov. 2023)
"Well organized and clearly presented course. The importance of helping to provide effective support for a child to view others as social partners." J.H. (Nov. 2023)
"Information was relevant. I liked the specific goals and areas to focus on." A.O. (Sep. 2023)
"Specific, actionable suggestions." A.P. (Aug. 2023)
"Teaching parents to stay focused on what to do with their child was beneficial." S.A. (May 2023)
"I liked the suggested goals for starting with children at this level. Great suggestions and ideas on how to engage children in reciprocal engagement. Liked the practicality and honesty, and the validation in a lot of what I've felt was appropriate and more beneficial for children with ASD." C.I. (May 2023)
"The steps for focusing more on people were beneficial. And I liked the toy demonstrations." K.W. (Apr. 2023)
"I liked the goals for object-oriented learners." L.R. (Mar. 2023)
"The suggested goals and strategies for moving from object to people-oriented goals were/are the most beneficial for daily practice. The strategies that were provided, such as clearing the room, presenting one toy at a time, etc., were what I liked best about this course." L.A. (Feb. 2023)
"The presenter provided strategies that I can implement tomorrow in my practice. He was very knowledgeable about the topic discussed." M.H. (Jan. 2023)
"I liked the quote "this toy comes with me" and teaching the social priority. All of the examples for getting children to engage with people over toys were beneficial and I liked the idea of being a mentor vs. teacher." L.H. (Dec. 2022)
"Reminder to slow down and use a soft, low tone voice and to not feel the need to "entertain" the child. I liked the repetition of ideas and that the presenter offered ideas for goals regarding this stage of social communication." C.G. (Dec. 2022)
"I liked the step-by-step format." M.H. (Dec. 2022)
"I liked clearing the room of toys and distracting items. And less talk to gain attention of autistic students." L.W. (Dec. 2022)
"Dr. Rydell is so easy to follow. He presents his information in such an organized fashion." L.K. (Dec. 2022)
"Quick, specific ideas to share with families and caregivers. Examples and explanations were great." K.F. (Dec. 2022)
"Being a source of information to the child - this changed my thinking about my approach and set-up to therapy sessions." M.E. (Nov. 2022)
"The slides were excellent and I appreciated the presentation with the speaker in the corner of the screen." M.S. (Oct. 2022)
"Setting goals to achieve precisely what needs to be achieved, and reviewing techniques in therapy i.e. setting, materials, etc was helpful." M.S. (Oct. 2022)
"The information on how too much talking and the tone of our voice can make the autistic person withdraw or become anxious was interesting. I liked how we should not give up but continue to Reset and Repeat our activity until we notice a change in the individual. I also liked the handout." R.F. (Oct. 2022)
"Practical suggestions. I liked everything - especially the emphasis on basic things like tone of voice and physical proximity of therapist and child." A.S. (Oct. 2022)
"I LOVE this! This is such a great way to build trust and rapport and COMMUNICATION." D.J. (Sept. 2022)
"I liked the concept of clearing the room, and that I was able to see and hear the presenter." E.J. (Sept. 2022)
"The information was presented in a simple, easy format to follow." E.J. (Sept. 2022)
"Clear and specific strategies to help kids become more people oriented." A.G. (Aug. 2022)
"Course was easy to process and follow along with. I liked the basic principals of attention and methods to aid in increased directed and focused attention." A.R. (July 2022)
"I appreciated learning about the differentiation between the vital role of mentoring verses teaching skills especially during the early stages of intervention." A.M. (June 2022)
"I felt the biggest takeaway was that our models do not need to have a verbal component." R.H. (June 2022)
"Strategies are easy to use. I liked the use of slow and deliberate actions and speech." E.R. (June 2022)
"I liked the practical steps for the environment and manner to approach the student. I enjoyed the content and how the presenter paced the course as well as brought in real life examples." D.A. (May 2022)
"I liked the idea of not chasing, enticing children to come to you and view you as a source of information. Handouts will be great reminders of key points, especially when teaching assistants and parents." A.R. (Apr. 2022)
"I liked the breakdown of object vs people oriented with examples – great explanations." D.P. (Apr. 2022)
"Valuable information specifically on helping children become more people-oriented." V.A. (Mar. 2022)
"I appreciated the clear strategies for implementing this approach. To have a concrete guide for how to go about this was helpful. And the emphasis on the importance of establishing joint attention, which is so critical for working with this population. I also appreciated that the presenter provided some ideas of goals that could be relevant to this process." M.H. (Mar. 2022)
"I was interested in hearing about the importance of low energy levels. The slides were helpful in following along." J.R. (Mar. 2022)
"I loved the step-by-step hierarchy of achieving this, most vital, goal for children with ASD." M.F. (Feb. 2022)
"I appreciated the simple break downs presented. Great slide information to support speaker's focus." A.K. (Feb. 2022)
"Clearing the room, simplifying and not talking. As an SLP, I've been preaching 'not talking' to colleagues for many years - it's nice to have back-up!" E.M. (Jan. 2022)
"I will be more conscious of clearing the space of additional toys and stimuli and prompting less. The instructor was pleasant to listen to and covered the points in the outlines and goals presented in the beginning of the session." K.M. (Dec. 2021)
"All of the topics presented in the course were beneficial for my daily practice." A.M. (Dec. 2021)
“Loved the overall review of how to approach this issue. The presenter's knowledge and the examples he offered were great. I liked his teaching style.” A.N. (Dec. 2021)
"I enjoyed the discussion on reducing distractions in the space and focusing on showing play first before letting the child take the object." S.W. (Nov. 2021)
"The entire discussion about the 10 strategies to increase a child's people oriented learning style was great! It was a clear discussion with well spelled out points and very geared to parents. I felt that it was very important to make this course parent friendly because it works and trains these strategies across settings, the home being the child's main setting for working on these strategies. This brings home and school closer together for generalization of this learning style." A.H. (Oct. 2021)
"Content presented in a well organized sequence, a lot of information presented at a non-hurried pace." R.T. (Aug. 2021)
"Establishing joint attention and using modeling and demonstration, can set a child up for life-long learning. I liked the direct style of instruction." K.M. (Aug. 2021)
"The idea that establishing social orientation and focus comes before requiring the student to give correct responses is helpful. The course was very organized." A.S. (Aug. 2021)
"Learning to slow down and consider that your energy level could be a factor in creating anxiety or withdrawal will be beneficial in my daily practice. The course presented clear principles to help change a child's focus." H.L. (Aug. 2021)
"The topic that is most beneficial for my daily practice is that you should use others to help with the social interaction as models and to make things as natural as possible." C.M. (July 2021)
"The reminders of how to 'control' environment for interaction was helpful for my daily practice. The importance of interaction/engagement foundation skills first was great!!" J.M. (July 2021)
"The hope that ASD kids will not always view others as an annoyance." M.H. (July 2021)
"The 10 strategies to follow when trying to establish people oriented vs object oriented interactions. The behavior styles of modeling, providing new information, modeling conventional actions with objects, of the adult being the "wingman" and source of useful information for the child to learn to seek them out will be beneficial for my practice. I liked the visuals that were printed out on the screen to follow as Dr. Rydell discussed." S.L. (July 2021)
"Goals and strategies for building strengths in social communication, with establishing a primary focus on people versus objects. The relevance of the topic, practicality, and presenter style is good." L.K. (May 2021)
“The entire program is very beneficial. It was presented in a wonderful way for implementation.” L.B. (Mar. 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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