Strategies to Increase Communication Skills in Children with Autism - Social Work

Strategies to Increase Communication Skills in Children with Autism


The ultimate success of a treatment program for children with autism is one that maximizes the development of their communication skills. This workshop addresses four essential tenets of communication skills intervention: family focused assessment, clarity of goals, strategies to increase communication in children with speech and children who are nonspeaking, and careful documentation of progress. Case studies are used to explain the intervention process. Practical solutions to common obstacles are highlighted.

Course Outline (Equal time is devoted to each sub‐topic)

  1. Overview of the communication learning differences in autism
  2. Family Focused Assessment of Communication Skills: A case study
  3. Identifying obstacles to acquiring communication: A case study
  4. Developing a Communication Intervention Plan: A case study
  5. Strategies to increase beginning communication skills: A case study
  6. Use of Augmentative Communication for non-speaking children: Case studies
  7. Strategies to expand communication skills: A case study
  8. Monitoring progress in communication skills: the importance of generalization data

Course Objectives

  1. On completion of the webinar, participants will understand how to:
  2. The communication learning differences in autism
  3. How to complete a Family Focused Assessment of Communication Skills
  4. How to Identify obstacles to acquiring functional communication
  5. How to Develop a Communication Intervention Plan
  6. How to use contemporary ABA to teach beginning communication skills
  7. How to use Augmentative Communication to build communication
  8. How to use contemporary ABA to expand communication skills across all settings
  9. How to monitor communication progress and collect generalization data

Who Can Benefit?

Parents, family members, caregivers, health and educational professionals who support children autism spectrum disorder (ASD All Levels) as part of their practice, including teachers, Speech-Language Pathologists, Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Clinical and Developmental Psychologists

Providers Terms

  1. Please note that registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis and course fees must be paid prior to closing date to reserve a place.
  2. Payment of fees is not a guarantee for the event to be staged as planned. Should the event be cancelled for any reason, a full refund will be made to all registered participants and no other claims are allowed. The organizer disclaims responsibility should any change in the event occur for any reason.
  3. Participants to the course are not allowed to split registration for different persons.
  4. For 1 full day seminar, only one set of meal entitlement per day shall be given to the registered participants. For half day seminar, only coffee and tea will be provided.
  5. Food served will be “no pork and no lard”.
  6. No refund of fees for participant cancellations including medical leave but substitutions are allowed with written request to organizer at least two working days before the course commences.
  7. Registration will be taken as confirmed upon receipt of payment or issuance of invoice. Any cancellation will not be allowed. However, substitutions are allowed with written request to organizer at least two working days before the course commences. Please note that registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Payment must be received by due date, before attendance of training.
  8. All information provided in this form is accurate up to the closing date of normal registration.


Normal Rate

USD $256



Normal RateClosed
Contact Hours:

8.0 hrs

Start Time:

Tue, 14 March 2023 , 8:30 AM

Finish Time:

Wed, 15 March 2023 , 12:30 PM


2 Morning Sessions


Live Online Training






Your Computer,
Webinar, Online,
Singapore, SST

Bridging Talents



Dr. Kathleen Quill


Dr. Kathleen Quill, BCBA-D ( provides professional and family support to improve the quality of intervention to children and adolescents with autism. She is a licensed Behavior Analyst (BCBA- D), developmental psycholinguist, adjunct professor in the graduate program for Autism and ABA at Endicott College, MA, and a bestselling author and advocate.

Dr. Quill lectures internationally on contemporary Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), innovations in assessment and program planning for social and communication development, and meaningful intervention for challenging and complex behavior. Dr. Quill is the editor of the seminal text Teaching children with autism: Strategies to enhance communication and socialization. (Delmar Publishers, 1995); and author of the bestseller DO-WATCH-LISTEN-SAY: Social and communication intervention for individuals with autism (Brookes Publishing, 2000; 2nd edition, 2017), both translated into 10 languages. Kathleen authors e-learning courses on social, language, and communication and was principal author of AutismPro (2004), the first online system that delivered assessment, curriculum and resources to home-based providers and families. Her current work focuses on Intervention for Repetitive and Restricted Behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorder (text in development).

Kathy is on the editorial board for Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders and Focus on Autism and other Developmental Disabilities and is a member of the Professional Panel of Advisors for the Autism Society of America (ASA), serving as co-chair of the ASA commission on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

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