Friday, April 10, 2009

Upcoming Events at SARRC

Teaching Through Music

This workshop is designed for parents, educators, therapists,
habilitators and others working or living with preschool and school age children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).

Through fun and interactive activities, participants will learn easy to implement strategies and examples of how music can be incorporated into any program in the home, school and community setting. Using applied behavior analysis (ABA) as a framework, participants will also learn how music can be a functional and motivating intervention to teach social,
interpersonal, academic and language/communication skills as well as improve attention and participation.

Saturday, April 25, 2009
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Holly Sokol,
M.Ed., MT-BC, Music Therapist
DEADLINE for registration is April 20th
300 N. 18th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 340-8717 Office Phone
(602) 340-8720 Office Fax
(480) 603-3284 Workshop Phone


A Behavioral Approach to Promoting Speech and Language in Children with ASD
Joanne Gerenser, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Recommended for speech - language pathologists, occupational therapists, habilitators, families and others working or living with an individual with ASD.
This conference will provide a model for integrating research in the areas of psycholinguistic development, early social development, as well as lexical development within behavioral programming for children with autism. Research in the development of joint attention will be reviewed with implications for the deficits present in children with autism. Strategies to promote joint attention behaviors will be provided. Critical skills for the development of speech will be reviewed as well as programs to promote early vocal and verbal behaviors. The workshop will provide an overview of the literature on word learning as well as the nature of the deficits within this area present in children with autism. Concepts such as fast and slow mapping will be reviewed. Programs to develop and expand vocabulary as well as to promote abstract and higher level language will be reviewed.

In addition to the focus on programming, this workshop will address the complexities of meeting the speech, language and communication needs of individuals with ASD across the different disciplines. Specifically, strategies for collaboration among the behavior analyst, speech-language pathologist and classroom teaching staff will be discussed.

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Dr. Joanne Gerenser
12:30-1:30 p.m.
(Lunch not included)
1:30-4:00 p.m
Dr. Joanne Gerenser continued
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Panel Question & Answer
Teresa Cardon, M.A., CCC-SLP
Dr. Jeanne Wilcox, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Thursday, May 21, 2009
300 N. 18th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006
Susan Fugate, M.S., CCP-SLP
Patty McCartney, M.S., CCC-SLP
Nicolette Judge, M.S., CCC-SLP
Learner Objectives
1. The participant will gain an understanding of the specific language learning challenges associated with ASD
2. The participant will understand the possible challenges faced by different disciplines working together on a team to address the speech-language needs of learners with ASD
3. The participant will be able to describe joint attention as well as understand the challenges in development of these behaviors in learners with ASD
4. The participant will identify a number of strategies to promote joint attention behaviors in young children with ASD
5. The participant will discuss speech development as well as the challenges to speech development in children with ASD
6. The participant will be able to develop a program to address verbal and vocal development in children with ASD
7. The participant will be able to discuss concepts such as lexical development and organization, fast and slow mapping and how these concepts apply to children with ASD
8. The participant will be able to discuss the procedures of applied behavior analysis and how to use those procedures in treatment.
Joanne Gerenser, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Joanne is the Executive Director of the Eden II Programs. She received her Master’s degree in Speech and Hearing at the Ohio State University and her Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Science at the City University of New York Graduate Center. She is an adjunct Assistant Professor at Brooklyn College as well as Penn State University. Joanne is a member of the Scientific Advisory Council for the Organization for Autism Research. Joanne is co-author of the interactive CD-ROM entitled "Behavioral Programming for Children with Autism". She has authored several book chapters and articles on autism and developmental disabilities. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis. She sits on a number of Professional Advisory Boards for several programs serving children and adults with autism in the US and abroad. She has received numerous awards for her work with children and adults with autism, including the Nassau Suffolk Autism Lifetime Achievement Award, the Mosaic Foundation’s Educator of Excellence Award, the Elija Chariot Award, as well as Staten Island’s Albert V. Maniscalco Community Service Award.
This course is offered for a total of 0.6 ASHA CEU’s (Intermediate level,
Professional area), ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures
Registration: A Behavioral Approach to Promoting Speech and Language in Children with ASD.
Please make checks payable to: SARRC
300 N. 18th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006
To register, please call: (480) 603-3284 or
Cancellations received seven working days prior to this presentation are refundable less a $40.00 administrative charge.
Payment is nonrefundable for cancellations made after May 15, 2009.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Amount included: $ Registration Fee $65.00 per person
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