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Presented by Robin Gaines, PhD, S-LP(C), CCC-SLP, Reg. CASLPO
Intended audience: S-LPs and students
This session pertains to: Pre-school aged children (0-5)
Level: Intermediate (Assumes general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.)
A visit to a speech-language pathologist (S-LP) may be the ‘first step’ in a family’s journey towards recognizing that their child has developmental differences in early social communication skills. The S-LP plays a number of roles as she/he works with the family.
Participants will be able to:
- Identify stages/ages for typical social communication development in children under two years of age.
- Recognize the at-risk signs of ASD and understand how these signs may evolve for infants and toddlers, using video examples from Dr. Amy Wetherby’s work.
- Apply strategies for building a positive relationship to promote the family’s acceptance of future steps.
- Identify first intervention goals and priorities for a family.