This course will present a multimodal approach to addressing social communication needs through a real-life, video-based peer modeling method that targets comprehension of social context cues, reading and using facial expressions and tone of voice. Specific skills such as detecting sarcasm, deceit, and expression of empathy will be discussed. This course is presented in cooperation with the Lavi Institute for Research and Professional Development.
Course created on March 12, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to define dynamic video-based peer modeling and explain how it can be effectively used to improve social skills of students with high functioning autism and social communication disorders, at elementary through high school levels.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how teaching nonverbal skills is critical for improving social communication; specifically, the ability to understand social context.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the significance of pre- and post-treatment study results with two clinical groups (high functioning autism and social communication disorder).
|5-20 Minutes||Review of components of pragmatics and implications for treatment|
|20-35 Minutes||Case study|
|35-45 Minutes||Review of previous research|
|45-60 Minutes||Research Study 1: methodology and results|
|60-75 Minutes||Research Study 2: methodology and results|
|75-85 Minutes||Suggestions for treatment|
|85-90 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Adriana Lavi, PhD, CCC-SLP is a practicing licensed school-based speech-language pathologist with more than 15 years of experience working with children and young adults who present with a variety of communication disorders. She is the clinical director and owner of Go2Consult Speech and Language Services with a staff of over thirty speech-language pathologists and Clinical Fellows in various school districts in Southern California. Dr. Lavi has also served as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communicative Disorders at Loma Linda University, and recently, she founded the Lavi Institute for Research and Professional Development. Her primary research interests focus in the areas of pragmatics, as well as the assessment and treatment of culturally and linguistically-diverse students with communication disorders. She earned a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from California State University at Sacramento and a PhD degree in Rehabilitation Sciences with an emphasis in speech-language pathology from Loma Linda University.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented in cooperation with the Lavi Institute for Research and Professional Development
Content Disclosure: This presentation will focus on the Video Learning Squad social skills development platform, and will not discuss similar products/services.
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