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Course # 5768
Visual Strategies to Overcome Behavior Challenges in ASD

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CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Course Abstract

Most students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), such as Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and related communication challenges, are visual learners. The use of visual strategies, including a range of low tech to high tech like iPads and Apps, capitalizes on their strengths and alters many communication and behavior difficulties related to time, travel and transition. This course defines the need and demonstrates practical examples for helping students participate successfully in life opportunities.
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This course was recorded on February 13, 2013


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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to identify significant factors in student learning style that support the use of visual strategies.
  • After this course, participants will be able to identify situations where visual strategies can affect the student's ability to participate successfully.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe specific visual supports that have significantly improved student participation and behavior.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-10 Minutes Introduction to communication - Visual Strategies – low & high tech
10-15 Minutes Communication Skills in the Targeted Population
15-20 Minutes Evidence-based research
20-50 Minutes Samples and Examples of Visual Strategies
50-55 Minutes Educational Issues
55-60 Minutes Questions & Answers

Average Rating

(579 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 579 reviews

Review by: Emily on May 18, 2016
Enjoyed learning about the strategies to help with time, transition and travel
Review by: Lisa on April 30, 2016
presenter's knowledge
Review by: Vicki on April 22, 2016
I love the "Three T's," and will keep it in mind when I'm working with ASD students. It just makes so much sense.
Review by: Member on April 16, 2016
Explaining the importance of visual strategies for individuals with autism
Review by: Michelle on April 11, 2016
I loved all the related stories, they made the overall presentation very enjoyable and easy to follow.
Review by: Tiffany on April 10, 2016
Lots of great visual ideas I had not thought of. Great app ideas!
Review by: Member on April 7, 2016
Great specific examples of visual aids and contexts in which they can be used.
Review by: Member on April 3, 2016
I'm trying to use the ipad more and this provided me with helpful information.
Review by: Member on March 30, 2016
it was audio only As an SLP I did not feel this was new information
Review by: Member on March 25, 2016
It gave relevant tips on how to use visual cues
Review by: Member on March 22, 2016
The content and speaker's enthusiasm.
Review by: Elaine on February 29, 2016
Just excellent information.
Review by: Member on February 9, 2016
The speaker using practical examples from her practice.
Review by: Member on February 6, 2016
Real life examples. I could relate the information to my everyday experience. Good presentation skills.
Review by: Rachel on February 6, 2016
Practical strategies to incorporate visual strategies for clients with ASD
Review by: Member on February 2, 2016
There wasn't any new information.
Review by: Daniel on January 29, 2016
I consider Linda's books to be incredibly important to me- they helped me through my CFY year! This was a great refresher!
Review by: Marlene on January 20, 2016
Presents the importance of visuals with using high -tech and low tech examples. Good information to use to help support students.
Review by: Dana on January 12, 2016
Review by: Member on January 5, 2016
The information was good for me because it reiterated strategies that I am currently using and provided better verbiage for me to use with teachers and parents.
Review by: Kathleen on December 27, 2015
Information was easy to apply in practice
Review by: Member on December 22, 2015
The power point handouts which were well detailed; the speaker's depth of knowledge and information shared; the many examples and scenarios provided.The information provided about children on the autism spectrum processing visual information much better than auditory information and the fact that the processing of sound is slightly delayed and a significant factor in causing confusion and difficulty with spoken language processing.
Review by: Kordelia on December 20, 2015
info on how to communicate more effectively
Review by: christy on December 16, 2015
Excellent review and expansion of knowledge
Review by: Linda on December 15, 2015
Appropriate information regarding my current caseload - informative and well organized.
Review by: Stacy on December 13, 2015
Practical information
Review by: Member on December 10, 2015
I liked the examples she provided.
Review by: Beverly on December 1, 2015
The whole presentation was fantastic. What a great speaker!
Review by: Member on November 27, 2015
It was practical, gave me resources to follow-up with, and explained the topic well.
Review by: Laura on November 25, 2015
From the title of the course, I was expecting ideas on how to use visual strategies with my clients. Instead, the course focused on why visual strategies are important. It was great information, but information I already knew. I was really hoping for some specific strategies to use. The instructor was a great speaker and everything she said was great. I just was expecting more information.
Review by: Member on November 24, 2015
The functional application was very clear.
Review by: Member on November 21, 2015
relevance to my work
Review by: Melissa on November 20, 2015
It was a good reminder of how critical visual cues are for children with ASD, despite them often giving the impression that they understand directions or auditory cues.
Review by: JULIE on November 17, 2015
Review by: Member on November 15, 2015
Great info
Review by: Member on November 3, 2015
Understanding the need for visuals during activities such as travel and transitions, as well as the various ideas the presenter outlined in using visuals, was very helpful for me.
Review by: Member on October 31, 2015
Lots of information
Review by: Lynnette on October 26, 2015
It defined why the students need visual schedules.
Review by: Jenny on October 23, 2015
The apps reviews and how to help my student today
Review by: Jennifer on October 21, 2015
Clear handouts
Review by: Member on October 21, 2015
I love the examples for easy application!
Review by: Member on October 20, 2015
Details and examples
Review by: Melissa on October 5, 2015
Topic and presenter
Review by: Member on September 24, 2015
The emphasis on visual strategies was made very clear and for good reason; my experience is that many in the field use other than auditory as a last resort.
Review by: Anne on September 14, 2015
The very best course I have taken on this site. Concise, specific, clear,
Review by: JOHN on September 13, 2015
New information to use with my clients.
Review by: sonja on September 8, 2015
New information
Review by: sara on August 25, 2015
Great information and examples of when visual strategies might be used. Everyday events were used as examples and to way the event might cause an issue with a person with ASD.
Review by: Chrissy on August 24, 2015
She provided a breakdown of important situations as well as real life examples. She also provided example of apps she used.
Review by: Sean on August 15, 2015
I liked all the examples the instructor gave as it made it a lot easier to follow.
Review by: Carolyn on August 13, 2015
Phenomenal presenter!
Review by: Member on August 10, 2015
It was well-organized and included practical tips.
Review by: Member on August 6, 2015
Great content, examples, strategies shared. Extremely useful in my work both as an SLP and as a mom with a child on the spectrum!
Review by: Member on August 4, 2015
The structure made it easy to follow and retain
Review by: Lisa on August 1, 2015
Review by: Debbie on July 18, 2015
Excellent examples, presentation, speaker!
Review by: Allyn A. on July 6, 2015
The speaker seemed to have a lot of experience and provided compelling examples in which visual supports were productive.
Review by: Malynda on June 30, 2015
The presenter has a wonderful presentation style and also included many real time examples.
Review by: Jennifer on June 27, 2015
The tips and study's about ASD's auditory processing was very interesting to me and made me understand how much more patience is needed when communicating with them.
Review by: Joan on June 7, 2015
I use visuals with my students all the time. It was nice to see that there are more apps to use rather than making the visuals.
Review by: Rachel on May 28, 2015
Plenty of tools and examples provided.
Review by: Christian M on May 26, 2015
Review by: Paula on May 20, 2015
all the examples
Review by: Callie on May 19, 2015
very helpful
Review by: Sarah on May 14, 2015
The speaker
Review by: Shinfan on May 8, 2015
Good handout summarizing important information
Review by: Katharine on May 7, 2015
Great examples.
Review by: Megan on April 26, 2015
Nice organization, relevant examples
Review by: Kathy on April 12, 2015
I love all the examples she uses.
Review by: Jennifer on April 9, 2015
Well organized with great real-world examples
Review by: Jennisah on April 3, 2015
Useful and practical information
Review by: Janie on March 22, 2015
Review by: Sara on March 22, 2015
information, functional examples
Review by: Alexis on March 17, 2015
Easy to follow along and useful techniques. Would have liked to hear more advanced or unique techniques.
Review by: Kristen on February 26, 2015
Broadened my perspective about use of visuals and introduced new possibilities for addressing behavioral issues.
Review by: Natalie on January 28, 2015
She was easy to listen to and was awesome at keeping your attention.
Review by: Chelsea on January 10, 2015
Practical knowledge.
Review by: Mary on December 31, 2014
The presenter is overflowing with knowledge and every day applications....apps....lol.
Review by: Amy on December 30, 2014
Well organized and applicable to my work
Review by: Carol on December 26, 2014
I could easily relate to it in my practice.
Review by: Cynthia on December 24, 2014
Great information that can be used in practice immediately. Great resources.
Review by: Winifred on December 24, 2014
Excellent use of anecdotal information to apply theory:)
Review by: Alex on December 21, 2014
The information provided on how to use visual strategies (not just introducing you to various types of visual support --- but how you implement them!)
Review by: Pamela on December 15, 2014
great examples
Review by: Kelcie on December 12, 2014
The organization of presented information and practical strategies.
Review by: Valerio on December 8, 2014
I liked that she introduced the most recent research on some autistic children perceiving sounds a fraction of a second later than normal developing peers in addition to the unique brain wave patterns.
Review by: Rebecca on December 2, 2014
Resources and examples provided
Review by: April on December 1, 2014
Presenter was very clear, easy to listen to
Review by: Rosanne on November 30, 2014
The presenter was organized and interesting.
Review by: Amanda on November 28, 2014
Great review
Review by: Taylor on November 27, 2014
Great, engaging presenter. Provided great examples and tools that can be used right away!
Review by: Jessica on October 29, 2014
The pictures on the PowerPoint to demonstrate the way she recommends using visual supports with children.
Review by: Kim on October 26, 2014
All! research/brain info, practical examples, emphasis on 3 key problem issues
Review by: Kristi on October 18, 2014
Review by: Beth on October 16, 2014
I thought this course was excellent because the material was clearly explained. It had a lot of useful and practical information explained clearly..
Review by: Leah on October 16, 2014
Very well presented and informative.
Review by: katie on October 1, 2014
Excellent information!
Review by: Grace on September 19, 2014
Clear and concise, Good information for SLP's just beginning to deal with students on the autism spectrum
Review by: Ashley on September 8, 2014
Presentation was clear. I really enjoyed the examples of the clients and visual strategies that were used.
Review by: Rubi on August 11, 2014
Great examples of situations.

Course Information

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Course Presenter

linda hodgdon

Linda Hodgdon, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Linda Hodgdon, M.Ed., CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist who is internationally known as a pioneer in developing the use of visual strategies to support communication for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and related learning needs. Her programs are packed with best-practices and practical, effective ideas for improving communication and behavior. She is the author of Visual Strategies for Improving Communication and Solving Behaviors in Autism, two of the most recommended books in the field. Linda is the Director of Cornerstone Communication Center, an organization that provides consultation, training, and professional development with the goal of improving communication.

Disclosure: Financial: Linda Hodgdon received an honorarium from SpeechPathology.com for this presenation. She is the publisher of QuirkRoberts Publishing (publishes Visual Strategies for Improving Communication and Solving Behavior Problems in Autism) and the website AutismFamilyOnline.com, which are referred to as resources in this presentation. Nonfinancial: She has no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit, where applicable.

Please Note: The exam and course evaluation must be completed within 30 days of course registration.

To participate in the course, complete the exam, and earn continuing education credit (where applicable), you must be a CEU Total Access member.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)

Kansas Dept of Health & Environment

Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 1 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.

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Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.

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