A hallmark deficit in the autism population is difficulty processing verbal language and abstract concepts such as time. This presentation discusses a variety of structural and visual strategies that support student’s abilities to follow directions, maintain emotional regulation, and communicate wants and needs. Implementing this type of structure supports understanding and independence in the classroom environment.
Presented by: Kim Maryhew, M.S., CCC-SLP
Kim Maryhew has provided therapies in public school, residential treatment center, and home-based settings. Her desire to learn about the autism population led her to acquire of over 350 hours of professional development training related to autism and other neuro-cognitive language disorders. Kim has collaborated with professionals in a variety of disciplines to develop and present school district training’s related to the characteristics, assessment, support, and intervention for children with autism. She has also served on committees and in related roles at the district level that addressed special education issues and provided support for other professionals who work with profoundly language delayed students.
5:30-6:00 sign in/6-8:00pm course
Held at: Gateway Community College in the Health Careers Education Building Auditorium
This course is free of charge and dinner will be provided!