Course: Teaching Basic Communication Skills Using Visual Strategies

Teaching Basic Communication Skills Using Visual Strategies

Date: 10 Oct 2009
Time: 9am – 4pm 
Venue: Pathlight School
Target Audience
  • Teachers/Educators
  • Parents/Caregivers
  • Therapists and Professionals working with/caring for Primary/Secondary School children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.



Course Description

This workshop is meant for caregivers and practitioners who are interested in teaching communication skills to young individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Visual strategies are widely used in the instruction of individuals with ASD.
Visual instruction uses acknowledged learning strengths of individuals with autism to compensate for the difficulties that they face when processing auditory information.

In this course, participants will learn how visual strategies can be used to successfully teach communication input skills (comprehension) and output skills (expression).


Objectives of The Course

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

  • Help their child with autism in communicating physical needs, emotional needs and wants
  • Create daily communication routines and habits for their child
  • Use visual strategies for readers / non-readers, such as PECS, Scripts, Choice Boards



Ms Anita Russell, Autism Consultant


S$96.30 per participant

(Fees include 7% GST, handout materials and refreshments)

NCSS CTG Code:  CTG017/09/10
Name:        Lina Kam, Training Co-ordinator
Telephone:  (+65) 6323-3258/9


  1. kris

    I am glad the awareness regarding autism has become a norm and the campaign has really reached the local communities. Plus, different programs are already implemented to address this issue such as communication skills training like this.

  2. Parag shah

    Problems in communication may pose special problems for you, the caregiver.
    As a caregiver, you are concerned with providing companionship, ensuring the
    patient's safety and managing the daily routine. Communicating as well as you
    can with the impaired person is very important to you in meeting these care
    Basic communication skills

  3. Parag shah

    As the caregiver for a person with a dementing illness, you will need to be
    aware of the person's changing and lessening abilities. You will become an
    expert in figuring out the impaired person's communications. You will need to
    judge when the person is or is not fully getting what you and others say. You
    may well have to set up new ways of communicating with the person.
    Basic communication skills

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