Course Mar09: Communication for Older Non-Verbal Children – SPED

Course: Communication for Older Non-Verbal Children – SPED

Date: 28 Mar 09 (Sat )
Time: 9 am to 12 pm
Venue: Pathlight School

Target Audience

  •  Parents/Caregivers
  •  Teachers/Educators
  •  Therapists and Professionals working with/caring for individual with an ASD.

Course Description

Do you work with or care for older children or young adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who

  • use non-verbal ways to communicate spontaneously even though they may have words
  • use verbal ways to communicate, but only those close to them can understand what they mean

Are you looking for ways to provide more successful expressive communication opportunities for individuals with autism who have limited intentional communication?

Attend this training workshop and learn from expert consultants in the field of autism and communication in autism. Come and find out about the different assistive communication options currently available for older children or young adults with autism.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about, view and explore low-technology approaches designed to help individuals with autism increase their social communication and social interaction success in academic, social and home environments.

This workshop will also provide participants with a variety of solutions and strategies to the challenging problems of communication in older non-verbal children with autism through the application of low-technology assistive communication methods.

Participants will be instructed in the process of determining the specific communication need(s) of the individual with autism and then matching it/them to the appropriate low-technology method/device; taking into consideration the individual’s language/cognitive level.  

Objectives of The Course


Upon completion of this training workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of supporting expressive communication in individuals with autism using augmentative/alternative communication options
  • Be aware of the different types of low-technology augmentative communication approaches currently available
  • Understand how to match the type of augmentative communication device to language/cognitive level of the individual with autism
  • Understand ‘Where’ and ‘How’ to begin training

Course Details

Date: 25 Mar 09 (Wed)

Time: 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Venue: Pathlight Schoo

Trainer:    Ms Anita Russell

Fees:  S$160.50 per participant 

Contact:       Lina Kam, Training Co-ordinator

Telephone:  (+65) 6323-3258/9



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