The Learning Style Profile© (LSP) for Children with ASD

Now there's a game plan to help SLPs and educators stay on an intervention pathway that leads to independent thinking for children with ASD.

The Learning Style Profile© (LSP) for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Rydell, 2012) is a research-guided intervention approach that identifies 10 ASD learning style components. The LSP focuses on moving young children with ASD from learning style weaknesses to learning style strengths in order to build independent capacities in social and communication development. The LSP intervention strategies assist children to recognize social-communication and interpersonal cues in the naturalistic context in order to independently use their skills to engage in meaningful social interactions and conversation.


LSP Part I: Building The Capacity For Socially Appropriate Conversation

#e213 Learning Style Profile© Part I: Building The Capacity For Socially Appropriate Conversation In Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

by Patrick Rydell, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

This online course addresses 10 naturalistic, developmental-behavioral intervention components that represent the greatest challenges for professionals and families as they establish foundations for conversational skills in young children with an ASD. Participants will be introduced to Dr. Patrick Rydell’s Learning Style Profile© (LSP). Watch Preview Video >

0.6 ASHA CEUs


LSP Part II: How To Setup The Therapy Environment

#e226 Learning Style Profile© Part II: How To Set Up The Therapy Environment

by Patrick Rydell, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

Most professionals and parents involved in ASD intervention are familiar with the latest empirical research. But, what’s next? What is our game plan? The LSP Part II Advanced Course focuses on training professionals and parents for interventions that facilitate the child’s development from learning style weaknesses to learning style strengths. Watch Preview Video >

0.7 ASHA CEUs


LSP Part III: The "Who’s Doing The Thinking" Instructional Series

This group of five online courses is designed to address the challenges children with ASD experience as they struggle to learn how to become appropriate social communicators. Building on the Learning Style Profile© methods, these courses discuss how to create a therapeutic environment that guides children toward independent thinking and functional social communication skills while avoiding the unnecessary challenges of prompt dependency.

#e251 How Can Children With Autism Learn Social Skills From Their Peers? Teaching vs. Mentoring

by Patrick Rydell, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

This course takes the empirical research on ASD peer-mediated interventions, and  provides practical, common-sense strategies to help children with autism learn how to increase their social abilities with friends. Watch Preview Video >

0.1 ASHA CEUs

#e252 How Can Children With Autism Become Less Object-Oriented And More People-Oriented? Strategies To Develop A Social Priority

by Patrick Rydell, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

This course provides specific goals & strategies to use at school, therapy and home to help move children with autism from object-oriented to people-oriented learners. Watch Preview Video >

0.1 ASHA CEUs

#e253 How To Create Joint Action Routines For Children With Autism: Strategies To Facilitate Vocabulary, Phrases And Social Use Of Language

by Patrick Rydell, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

This course provides step-by-step strategies to design & implement Joint Action Routines (JARs) as a preferred tool to facilitate verbal communication in children with an autism spectrum disorder.  Watch Preview Video >

0.1 ASHA CEUs

#e254 How Can Children With Autism Learn Communication Skills From Their Peers? Overcoming Mechanical And Inflexible Language

by Patrick Rydell, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

This course provides practical steps & strategies to move children with an autism spectrum disorder from unconventional, mechanical & inflexible verbal exchanges to conventional uses of language that is typical of friends, peers, and classmates. Watch Preview Video >

0.1 ASHA CEUs

#e255 How To Support Speech Pathologists And Children With Autism To Reduce Potential Behavior Challenges: Strategies To Design Successful Therapy Sessions

by Patrick Rydell, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

This course provides therapy design considerations to help mitigate interactional breakdowns so therapy sessions can be more productive from the start. Watch Preview Video >

0.15 ASHA CEUs

Why is this series important to consider?

Research has shown (J Autism Dev Disord. 2015; 45(8): 2411–2428) that joint attention tasks and imitation and modeling instruction are all necessary precursors for the development of social skills and speech and language development. The "Who’s Doing The Thinking" Instructional Series explains and discusses how to implement these methods and strategies into any instructional program.

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