SAC Webinar: Practical Strategies for Building Early Social Communication Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (for Communication Health Assistants)

Kate Chase, DPhil
June 5 2019
Communication Health Assistants
SAC Event: 
CEE Eligible: 
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Presented by Kate Chase, DPhil

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Registration deadline: June 4, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. (EDT)

June 5, 2019 – 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. (EDT)

Time Zone Time
Pacific Standard Time 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Mountain Standard Time 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Central Standard Time 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Atlantic Standard Time 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Newfoundland Standard Time 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


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*All registered participants must be SAC members/associates


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Intended audience: Speech-Language Pathologists, speech and hearing assistants, speech-language pathology assistants

This session pertains to: Pre-School (0-4)

Level: Introductory (Assumes that the participant has little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.)


This webinar will provide practical strategies for engaging with young children with autism spectrum disorders and building social communication skills. We will review the importance of early social referencing skills and how they develop as well as identify simple and practical evidence-informed strategies to target these skills. Participants will: 

  • Learn about the development of early social referencing skills 
  • Develop strategies for engaging in playful, shared social play routines
  • Develop strategies to use shared play routines to build early joint attention and language skills

This webinar is eligible for SAC CEEs (Category A).

Presenter Biography

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Kate Chase, PhD

Dr. Kate Ballem Chase is a speech-language pathologist, board certified behaviour analyst and a certified Early Start Denver Model therapist. She completed her doctorate as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford in 2004 and later returned to the University of British Columbia for clinical training as a speech-language pathologist. In 2015, Kate co-founded Nurture Society for Learning and Development, which provides intensive early intervention for children with autism in Vancouver, BC.

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