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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

(347 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 347 reviews

Review by: Courtney on July 30, 2014
Relevant examples.
Review by: Tricia on July 26, 2014
I can definitely use the information learned in this course and apply it to my current practice.
Review by: Delores on July 20, 2014
Wonderful presentation! The presenter highlighted how time, travel and transitions negatively impacted the behavior of children with ASD - and offered strategies to solve those problemsl She also stressed the importance of using visuals to help aleviate their anxiety levels when faced with they are going to be faced with the unknown.
Review by: Jennifer on June 29, 2014
It was good rationale and reasoning for visual strategies. I would've liked more concrete examples in the context of how you use them.
Review by: Joyce on June 23, 2014
she gave examples
Review by: Phyllis on June 4, 2014
Discussed in detail some practical ways to use visual strategies/
Review by: Kayla on May 20, 2014
Good examples of a variety of visual schedules.
Review by: Diana on May 18, 2014
Liked the way it was related to time, travel and transition. Presenter had good insight in to how to help the child with ASD.
Review by: Kimberly on May 10, 2014
I liked the way visual tools were broken into the three categories.
Review by: Seana on April 24, 2014
I enjoyed the rate, but I was expecting more techniques as opposed to kind of an intro course.
Review by: Lauren on April 11, 2014
I loved how she presented multiple examples of how to use these techniques to help with transitions.
Review by: Tania on April 8, 2014
The course was well structured and informative.
Review by: Kim on April 8, 2014
Many great examples of visual strategies to use with this population.
Review by: Meghann on March 10, 2014
Really took in all of the great information I was given and plan on using more visuals with the work I do. Wish I could have her come visit some of the schools I work at. Anyway, I really enjoyed learning how to access and use visual tools.
Review by: Emily on March 2, 2014
great info
Review by: Analea on February 26, 2014
n/a
Review by: Mary on February 8, 2014
all
Review by: Janelle on January 22, 2014
I liked the personal examples the presenter provided. Also, the handout helped following along with the presentation.
Review by: Fernando on January 3, 2014
Informative,nice pace, friendly sounding presenter, related to may work with many kiddos with ASD
Review by: Amber on January 1, 2014
Very exciting new info
Review by: Cheryl on December 31, 2013
thorough, practical, specific, helpful -- overall an outstanding presentation with techniques that can be implemented immediately.
Review by: Elizabeth on December 30, 2013
Great information and it was well presented.
Review by: Colette on December 30, 2013
practical information about expanding on use of visuals
Review by: Marian on December 29, 2013
The presenter's controlled rate of speech, use of relatable examples, and her use of anecdotes.
Review by: Barbara on December 22, 2013
Concrete examplesHelpful research citations
Review by: DeeAnne on December 20, 2013
Great applicable information.
Review by: Elaine on December 13, 2013
her great belief that this will be effective!
Review by: Kimberly on December 10, 2013
It is always a great affirmation when someone talks about how all communication partners should be active members in a student's communication methods (including visual strategies for the various forms of communication). iPads and technology have become a standard for parent's to purchase and then ask the SLP to 'make it communicate' for the student.
Review by: Robin on December 9, 2013
Excellent examples of ways schedules, visual supports changed a child's behavior
Review by: Sandra on December 8, 2013
Helpful suggestions on using new technology
Review by: Katharine on December 6, 2013
Even though I have used numerous visual strategies in the past, this course reinforced for me the importance of using those strategies with the ASD population and how essential it is to play the role of the advocate for their use with other communication partners. I also learned about a few new ways to use my new iPad. :)
Review by: Ingrid on December 4, 2013
Easy to follow the presentation/information
Review by: Susie on December 4, 2013
Broader definition of visual supports given.
Review by: nargess on December 2, 2013
nice examples
Review by: Kimberly on November 30, 2013
Applicable and pertinent information that is research based and in accordance with ASHA's Best Practices
Review by: Heather on November 23, 2013
the resources and information in this course are invaluable!! Can't wait to share what I have learned.
Review by: Melissa on November 15, 2013
Giving examples of different tools to use to improve comprehension of the ASD student.
Review by: Marcia on November 15, 2013
materials were clear. New info regarding best practices and helping teachers and parents being justifiable service.
Review by: Georgia on November 11, 2013
Great examples and clear explanations
Review by: Barbara on November 10, 2013
good information easily understood
Review by: Claire on November 9, 2013
Reinforces my current practice
Review by: Shani on November 6, 2013
well presented
Review by: Erica on November 3, 2013
Provided a variety of examples
Review by: Maxene on October 29, 2013
gave me ideas to use with students
Review by: Katy on October 20, 2013
Easy to follow. Good examples of how to incorporate visuals.
Review by: Amy on October 19, 2013
Examples
Review by: Ashley on October 11, 2013
The explanation of how a visual could be used in a variety of ways. Also, bring the attention to upcoming events--- there is more to Christmas than what we think! Great example!
Review by: Vanessa on October 9, 2013
The Apps and visual ideas
Review by: Stephanie on October 9, 2013
The examples on visual strategies and how we can influence all that become communication partners
Review by: Kimberly on October 8, 2013
It flowed nicely with the slides
Review by: Art on October 6, 2013
Clear, concise, and practical information.
Review by: Jennifer on October 2, 2013
organized
Review by: Lori on September 29, 2013
Very applicable to my work with ASD kids. Using visuals already but encouraged to more.
Review by: Annaly on September 28, 2013
Examples of visual strategies to implement.
Review by: Karrie on September 27, 2013
The presenter provided new information I hadn't heard before on this topic.
Review by: Ashley on September 25, 2013
The presenter was very passionate and educated in the information she provided.
Review by: Barbara on September 22, 2013
The course provided a nice introduction of when and why to use visual strategies.
Review by: Kathleen on September 17, 2013
Individual student case examples
Review by: Jessica on September 11, 2013
Information was concise and appropriate for my needs.
Review by: Kristin on September 5, 2013
Explanation of difficulties with Time, Travel, Transitions
Review by: Tami on August 28, 2013
Quick and informational
Review by: Margaret on August 21, 2013
Practical use of iPhone apps.Compassionate/realistic view of folks on the AS.
Review by: Shirley on August 18, 2013
the presenter gave so many examples that brought the strategies to life.
Review by: Mindy on August 10, 2013
Good information but probably more a "beginner" level course.
Review by: Kelly on July 29, 2013
Very practical information with lots of examples!
Review by: Susan on July 25, 2013
The presenter provided easy to implement applications with clear instructions
Review by: Patrick on July 18, 2013
The course provided concrete examples of what visual strategies to use in certain situations.
Review by: Deb on July 16, 2013
well-organized and great functional ideas
Review by: Nuncia on July 16, 2013
Practical strategies and excellent reasons as to why visual tools work for students with ASD
Review by: Karin on July 15, 2013
Examples
Review by: Teri on July 11, 2013
-presenter's knowledge, layout, visuals :)
Review by: Dena on July 8, 2013
Lots of real-life examples provided to make implementation easier
Review by: Tammy on July 7, 2013
Examples
Review by: Tiffany on July 7, 2013
She did a great job highlighting the importance of visuals and different situations in which they can be utilized. However, I would have gained increased knowlege if she would have given more specific examples of aids to assist w/ transitioning, stopping/starting etc I was eager to hear more about it.
Review by: Arlene on July 1, 2013
clear concise and real strategies I can use and share with others.
Review by: Lori on June 30, 2013
Great examples that I'm anxious to incorporate. Thanks!
Review by: Shirley on June 29, 2013
the presenter gave insights into how people with autism process verbal information and how communication partners can help them
Review by: Carolina on June 28, 2013
The information, and the way the information was explained! very clear :)
Review by: Christy on June 28, 2013
Well planned and presented in a logical sequence so it was easy to understand.
Review by: Christina on June 25, 2013
Provided in depth look at visuals & had great ideas on how to use maximize use of visual strategies
Review by: Eleanor on June 20, 2013
Useful ideas
Review by: Roxanna on June 17, 2013
How it demosntrated the different visual system of using just photos, but also referring back to the all the different visual systems to avoid a behavior issues.
Review by: Jennifer on June 16, 2013
-Gave realistic take-home examples and strategies.
Review by: Elsa on June 11, 2013
informative for a patient I work with often.
Review by: Becky on June 5, 2013
Very practical information that can be implimented immediately.
Review by: Denise on June 5, 2013
The instructor was very knowledgeable and I felt that I would be able to apply the knowledge gained in my work.
Review by: Judith on May 31, 2013
Useful practical information. Learned some new information about ASD
Review by: Maureen on May 30, 2013
This course included critical information and met stated outcomes.
Review by: Brenda on May 30, 2013
It would have been excellent but technical difficulties cut it off before it was completed
Review by: Hector on May 27, 2013
Clear information
Review by: Jena on May 17, 2013
Information was presented clearly, using specific examples of how to apply techniques; presenter was engaging and positive.
Review by: Darleen on May 10, 2013
details and examples given and clear explanations
Review by: Amy on May 6, 2013
It gave specific examples of new apps that can be used in therapy.
Review by: Karla on May 3, 2013
Well organized, great speaker, excellent examples
Review by: Sasha on April 29, 2013
Information presented clearly, useful tools to implement right away.
Review by: Lauren on April 19, 2013
I wish that she had given more examples. It seemed like a good long advertisement for her books. But it was still a very good course.
Review by: Greta on April 14, 2013
information
Review by: Maria on April 8, 2013
Concrete examples of related skills that could/should be presented visually
Review by: Carla on April 4, 2013
Good information and the ability to use the ideas immediately
Review by: Erin on April 1, 2013
The detailed explanation on how to create effective visual aids and implement those aids in specific situations.

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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.

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

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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.


Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

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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