Not a SWON Event
More information: http://home.edweb.net/webinar/communication-innovations-individuals-autism/
Presented by Dr. Howard C. Shane, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Center for Communication Enhancement and the Autism Language Program at Boston Children’s Hospital
Sponsored by Monarch Center for Autism, STAR Autism Support, and VizZle
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If you attend the live session, you’ll be emailed a CE certificate within 24 hours of the webinar. If you view the recording and would like a CE certificate, join theTeaching Students with Autism community and go to the Webinar Archives folder to take the CE quiz.
Individuals with autism tend to have difficulty with communication – including comprehension, expression, and social pragmatics. Research and clinical observations demonstrate that individuals with autism often benefit from the use of visual supports. The Visual Immersion System™ (VIS™), created by Dr. Howard Shane and his colleagues from Boston Children’s Hospital, establishes a robust foundation to address communication deficits. It capitalizes on the enhanced visual processing skills of individuals with autism, as well as their inherent interest in multimedia. It incorporates visual supports in a meaningful way that help individuals with autism learn to initiate and generate communication, as opposed to merely reciting scripted language.
Join Dr. Shane for this webinar to learn about the Visual Immersion System. He will also discuss how to enhance communication and expand language by repurposing consumer products/technology to provide Just In Time Communication (JITs). Case examples and resources will be presented. Participants will learn:
- An overview of the Visual Immersion System (VIS)
- Framework (visual instructional mode, visual organizational mode, visual expressive mode)
- Scene cues – how can they help?
- Grid displays & scene displays – what’s the difference?
- Teaching language and reducing scripting – going beyond PECS
- Concepts of Just in Time Communication (JITs)
- Tips and tools to quickly create and provide communication supports for use in the moment (just in time)
- Repurposing consumer products/technology to provide Just in Time Communication
- QR Codes
- Apple Watch
- Amazon Echo
There will be time at the end of the presentation for a question and answer session. This webinar will benefit educators, speech language pathologists, behavior specialists, OT, PT, music, art, and recreation therapists, and administrators.