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Communication and Behavior : How to Help Children, Teens, and Adults Who Have Little Verbal Communication Skills

Verbal skills will not only facilitate the autistic’s way towards normal people, but will also increase their quality of life. At the same time, verbal skills are necessary for a proper care from the ones around. Learn how you can use augmentative communication and assistive technology to enhance the autism sufferer’s verbal skills.


Darlene will discuss the connection between behavior and communication; how to help someone develop appropriate communication skills; how to encourage verbal skills, assistive technology and augmentative communication : what they are and how they can help.

Speaker:Darlene Hanson, MA, CCC

Darlene Hanson, MA, CCC
Darlene Hanson, MA, CCC

Darlene Hanson, MA, CCC   has been a Speech and Language Pathologist for 20 years, working with individuals with severe communication impairments. Her expertise in working with individuals who are “non verbal” and use alternate modes of communication, as well as in the area of speech development for persons with severe motor apraxia as it relates to autism. She worked in the public school setting as a school based clinician and program specialist, taught university level courses at Chapman University. She currently provides training on autism, full inclusion, creating a communicative environment and Facilitated Communication.  Her mission is to provide quality training and support to individuals with severe communication impairments so that their lives are enhanced by communication and they have a means of communication to actively participate in their lives, and community.

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