Event Date:Wednesday, June 27th
Event Time:6pm Pacific (9pm Eastern)
Speaker: Linda Hodgdon M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders demonstrate significant
challenges with life experiences that involve time management, changing environments and participating in transitions. Communication difficulties can be a root cause for many of the inappropriate social and behavior episodes that can occur during these times. Visual strategies can be used effectively to provide support to students to help them appropriately manage these situations that are difficult for them. This session will explore simple solutions to solve sometimes major problems related to time, travel and transition.
Bio of Linda Hodgdon:
Linda Hodgdon, M.Ed., CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist who is internationally known as a pioneer in developing the use of visual strategies to support communication for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and related learning challenges. Her training programs are packed with best-practices and effective ideas for using a range of low tech to high tech visual tools, including video and tablets like iPads and Apps, to meet the communication, behavior and social skills needs of these students. A powerful and entertaining presenter, Linda shares practical information that inspires program participants to accomplish new goals with students immediately.
Linda is the author of Visual Strategies for Improving Communication and Solving Behaviors in Autism. Considered essential resources for professionals and parents, these are two of the most recommended books in the field. She provides support for Speech-Language Pathologists, educators and parents of students with special learning needs with her blog and video training materials.
Linda Hodgdon is the Director of Cornerstone Communication Center, an organization that provides consultation, training, and professional development with the goal of improving communication.