Presenter: Patrick Rydell, Ed.D., CCC-SLP
More time spent coping. . . is less time spent learning. Both children with ASD and SLPs struggle at times with interactional breakdowns during speech therapy sessions. Core challenges and learning style differences in children with ASD often lead to mutual confusion, anxiety, and misunderstanding. . . resulting in potential “behavior challenges”. SLPs then spend an inordinate amount of time and energy getting the session back to a calm, regulated state. But, then therapy time is up.
This course provides SLPs with therapy design considerations to help mitigate interactional breakdowns so speech therapy can be more productive from the start. Through connecting empirical research and our understanding of ASD learning style challenges to the day-to-day therapy sessions, Dr. Rydell provides considerations and practical strategies for SLPs to design, set up and begin quality speech therapy sessions for children with ASD.Offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs – 1.5 Contact Hours.
Course Overview – Run Time: 1:39:25
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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 suggestions for interaction using Coach rotations and peers as mentors/wingmen were helpful. I liked that this course talked about learning style challenges that we have experienced and gives great direction on how to address these challenges." C.L. (Oct. 2023)
"I appreciated the initial concept of interacting with object-oriented children and starting with modeling the activity before giving the child objects to interact with." N.B. (Apr. 2023)
"Information about the LSP was beneficial. I liked that the presenter had himself on the video. It is much easier to listen to an online class when you can see the instructor." J.E. (Apr. 2023)
"The entire course was full of useful information." M.K. (Feb. 2023)
"The concepts of shared control design were very helpful. As a clinical fellow I have not heard of this method and I think it would be useful to integrate into my practice. I like the self-paced, complexity of the material and the "food for thought" questions provided afterward." M.R. (Jan. 2023)
"The speaker is very knowledgeable! Excellent class!" A.G. (Dec. 2022)
"I liked the notion of relinquishing control and sharing. The information on how to better use peers in the therapy setting was beneficial." J.R. (Nov. 2022)
"I learned how to arrange the room - making it less cluttered and more structured for the session." B.H. (Sept. 2022)
"I would recommend this course." E.R. (Aug. 2022)
"The pointers/ideas for designing therapy such as have peers be wingman and using mentors/peers nonverbally is good." T.E. (July 2022)
"I liked that the course explained specific challenges of students with ASD, and then gave useful ways to implement therapy to avoid behaviors before they even start. The information in this course was very useful and directly relates to my students. I look forward to using the suggested design considerations when working with my students with ASD." M.M. (June 2022)
"Good use of examples. Learning the importance of having a game plan to build into the therapy session to avoid pitfalls." J.T. (June 2022)
"The examples of how to design therapy based on certain ASD challenges was very beneficial to me. I am currently a preschool special education teacher, so I look forward to using some of these examples of design with my students who I know present these challenges, including using peer models, the pivot-grammar approach, staying away from scripted/verbal repetition, and avoiding presenting objects to an object-oriented child at the start of therapy or teaching." M.M. (June 2022)
"Dr. Rydell gives such an organized talk. He gives great examples for the therapy setting. It is well thought out and organized so we can all follow the format and understand where he's going." K.S. (May 2022)
"I liked the therapy applications – easy to understand and broke down important aspects of treatment." L.F. (May 2022)
"I liked the availability of the slides and the information presented in both formats was good." L.N. (Apr. 2022)
"I found the information about transitions and "coach rotation" to be the most beneficial for my daily practice. I liked how the online course was easy to follow along in the sense that each section was similar formatting and many examples were provided." S.S. (Apr. 2022)
"I liked the generative language for gestalt learners – the overall organization of the course." J.T. (Apr. 2022)
"I liked the 5 questions or TEACCH approach, and the strategies that would be helpful for each specific behavior." E.D. (Apr. 2022)
"Gained specific strategies on how to target challenges associated with ASD – assisting children with transitions." S.H. (Apr. 2022)
"I liked how down-to-earth and practical the presenter was with his examples. Course content was applicable to my therapy situations." C.F. (Feb. 2022)
"Useful ideas to use in my therapy". T.J. (Feb. 2022)
"I thought the Shared Control piece was especially helpful, and overall, all aspects of Dr. Rydell's presentation were very beneficial to my therapy design. Dr. Rydell was quite easy to follow. His course was very organized." L.K. (Jan. 2022)
"I liked the concept of peer modeling and its benefit to eliciting behavioral participation. The design recommendations and how they could apply to specific behaviors was helpful." C.E. (Jan. 2022)
“The presenter was very thorough with his explanations of the challenging behaviors encountered and the designs that may be used to reduce these behaviors when planning for therapy sessions.” H.T. (Dec. 2021)
“I found the use of visual and peer models vs. over talking through a situation to be something to consider to decrease demands on the already overloaded child. I like the situations presented and the suggestions made.” H.S. (Dec. 2021)
"Different ways of thinking about working with kiddos who have ASD - definitely going to try some of these strategies!" B.G. (Dec. 2021)
"All of the information shared will be beneficial to my daily practice with students with ASD. Very practical and realistic." A.S. (Dec. 2021)
"To the point....good practical suggestions." K.M. (Dec. 2021)
"I liked the strategies to facilitate easier transitions, and the systematic presentation for each ASD Learning Style component." A.B. (Dec. 2021)
"All of the information shared will be beneficial to my daily practice with students on the ASD." A.S. (Dec. 2021)
"Patrick Rydell is so well organized and logical. It makes learning easy and lasting." G.E. (Nov. 2021)
"I thought this course was nicely placed." J.W. (Nov. 2021)
"Use of peers early on as part of therapy and having student experience story/activity prior to therapy session to help build confidence in therapy. All the suggestions recommended to help design successful therapy sessions were very good." J.T. (Oct. 2021)
"The course was very logical and interesting new ideas for therapy. I liked that the speaker was confident and straightforward instruction." K.F. (Oct. 2021)
"The breakdown of the 10 questions and design practices for each was very useful." L.H. (Oct. 2021)
"The five question of structure for the therapy design and the information regarding transitions were very helpful. The course was very well organized and easy to understand because of practical examples." K.C. (Jul. 2021)
"I liked the entire presentation and thought it was excellent." R.L. (May 2021)
“I found the use of the 5 questions in planning a session and providing clear expectations for a child in a session to be helpful.” M.W. (Feb. 2021)
“I found the LSP principles and just how to consider more of the flow of my session and how the certain transitions or structure of activities themselves might impact individual children to be very beneficial. Also, that it causes us as clinicians to really consider not only what we are teaching our children but how and how the structure of each session and even transitions might need to vary greatly between children.” C.M. (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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