LIVE Autism Spectrum Disorder: Language and Communication Strategies
In this training, you'll learn how to:
Decide what words to teach first
Use songs as a tool for language learning
Use visual strategies like sign language, visual schedules, and First/Then schedules
- Language & Communication
- Expressive Language & Autism
- Receptive Language & Autism
- Visual Strategies
- My Own Body's Listening Tools Handout
- Common ASL Signs Printable Cards
- Intended for: Educators working with Toddler - Pre-K
- May be applicable for: Educators working with Infants and Kindergarten - 3rd grade
Meet Your Trainers
Elizabeth Carley, OTD, OTR/L, IMH-E®
Liz has nearly 20 years of professional experience since completing her bachelor’s, master’s and clinical doctoral degrees in occupational therapy at the University of Southern California. In this time, she has practiced as an occupational therapist serving children and families through a non-profit community-based mental health agency and served as Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy and the Director of Admissions for the Chan Division of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy at USC. In her current role with IMPACT, Liz creates professional development course content, delivers trainings to early childhood professionals, and supports the team with program and systems development and evaluation.
Kristen McLeskey, MS,
Kristen has supported children and families for over 15 years with professional experience in mental health, early intervention/early supports, and early learning. She holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology and an Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsement. As an Inclusion Specialist with IMPACT, Kristen has followed her passion for empowering early childhood professionals with insights and innovative strategies to support children with challenging behavior, disabilities, and complex needs. She is an advocate for inclusive early learning, and her special interests include sensory processing, trauma-informed practices, and play-based behavior supports.
Kelsey Henderson-Wasmund, IMH-E®
Kelsey has been in the field of Early Learning for over 15 years. After graduating from Washington State University with her bachelor’s in human development and certification in Early Childhood, Kelsey began her career as an early learning educator supporting infants and toddlers in the foster care system, and born prenatally exposed drugs and alcohol. After 8 years in the classroom, she went on to receive her endorsement in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and transitioned into her current role as an Inclusion Specialist working with other early learning teachers and administrators supporting children with challenging behaviors and disabilities.
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