INTRODUCTION TO THE SCERTS* MODEL|
INTRODUCTION TO THE SCERTS* MODEL
Using the SCERTS curriculum and practice principles to develop programmes for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
PRESENTER: Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP (Director, Communication Crossroads, Carmel, CA)
Co-Author, the SCERTS Model
HOSTED BY: The Hollies School, Cardiff
DATES: 3 September & 4 September, 2012
LOCATION: SWALEC STADIUM, CARDIFF
TIME: 9:00am to 4:00pm
COST: Professionals: £250
This includes refreshments, lunch and
Discount for Earlybird bookings (before end of
June) and block bookings please enquire.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: This training is most appropriate for:
Service providers, educators, therapists, administrators, paraprofessionals, and families who are seeking an introduction to the SCERTS Model and guidelines for implementation
*SCERTS Social Communication Emotional Regulation and Transactional Support
This 2 day course will introduce the SCERTS model, a comprehensive, multidisciplinary educational approach designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). This model is not exclusive of other treatment approaches and methodologies, but rather provides a framework for those who are seeking guidelines for implementing a comprehensive educational plan that is based on our knowledge of the core developmental challenges faced by children with ASD, family-centered care, and our knowledge of the recommended tenets of educational programming, as indicated by the National Academy of Sciences. The model was designed to provide guidelines for helping children progress through the stages of becoming a competent social communicator. It was also designed to provide families and educational teams with the help they may need to feel successful in supporting the child.
Participants of this course will learn how to determine meaningful, purposeful, and motivating goals based on a childs developmental stage, functional needs, and family priorities. Additionally, participants will learn how to determine essential interpersonal modifications, environmental arrangement, and visual supports and how they can be embedded in natural, functional and meaningful contexts. Video case consultations participant programs will be integrated to illustrate how SCERTS can be utilized to develop programming. An emphasis will be placed on problem solving how the SCERTS practice principles can be applied to ensure that children are: 1) maintaining active engagement in everyday activities, 2) making smooth and independent transitions across natural routines at home, at school, and in the community, and 3) expressing their emotion and using coping strategies in a conventional manner.
Participants will be able to:
Identify how the SCERTS curriculum-based assessment can be used to guide the development of meaningful, functional and evidence-based objectives in social communication and emotional regulation
Adjust programming related to educational objectives and appropriate strategies for enhancing active engagement in natural routines
Adjust programming related to educational objectives and appropriate strategies for smooth transitions
Adjust programming related to educational objectives and appropriate strategies for enhancing conventional emotional expression
Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP is the director of Communication Crossroads, a private practice in Carmel, California. She is a speech-language pathologist specializing in Autism, Aspergers Syndrome, and related social learning disabilities. As a former adjunct faculty member and lecturer at Yale University, she served as a member of their Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic. She has also served as an instructor for the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department of Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts where she has developed courses to prepare graduate level students for addressing the needs of children with autism and their families. In addition to co-authoring the SCERTS Model, her publications have focused on early identification of autism, contemporary intervention models, and programming guidelines for high functioning autism and Aspergers Syndrome. She recently participated as a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Associations Ad Hoc Committee on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), a committee charged with developing guidelines related to the role of speech-language pathologists in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of ASD. She lectures internationally and provides consultation to educational programs serving children and adolescents with autism and related developmental disorders.
To secure your place please complete and return this booking form by post, fax or email
Post: Glynis Thomas, The Hollies School, Brynheulog, Cardiff, CF23 7XG
FAX: 029 20540239
Telephone 02920 734411 or email GThomas2@cardiff.gov.uk for enquiries regarding Earlybird or block bookings.
Course title: INTRODUCTION TO THE SCERTS MODEL
Course date: 3/4th September 2012
Course price: Professional: £250 Parent: £100
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