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Principles and best practices in the treatment of communication disorders in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Sunday, 15 Rajab 1439 AH - 1 April 2018 AD 10:20 AM-12:00 PM Auditorium 5

Spekers:

Dr Saleh Shaalan

Director of Speech & Language Services

New England Center for Children-Abu Dhabi

 

Saleh Shaalan is the director of Speech& Language Services at the New England Center for Children-Abu Dhabi (NECC-AD). Dr. Shaalan has a PhD from University College London (UCL), UK in child language disorders. He completed his M.Sc. degree and clinical training in speech-language pathology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, (2000). He is a certified member of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Speech-Language Audiology Canada (SAC) and Healthcare Professions Council, (HCPC) in UK).  He holds a license from the Abu Dhabi Department of Health in UAE and he is a founding member and Vice President of the Emirates SLP Society.

Manar Bakhsh, B.Sc, SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

New England Center for Children-Abu Dhabi

 

Manar Bakhsh is a Speech-Language pathologist working in New England Center for Children-Abu Dhabi. She previously worked in Centre for Autism Research in King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, were she worked with children with autism and their families. Manar earned her degree in Speech and Hearing Rehabilitation from the College of Applied Medical Sciences in King Saud University. 

 

 

Principles and best practices in the treatment of communication disorders in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

This workshop will start by highlighting the basic principles that should guide the intervention to improve the communication skills in children with autism spectrum disorders. We will also touch upon the role SLPs play in the intervention process along with colleagues from other disciplines.

This will be followed with discussion and review of some of the best practices in the treatment of communication disorders in children with ASD. Some of the intervention methods that we will briefly discuss are the following:

  •   Using ABA teaching methods (e.g., incidental teaching)
  •   Teaching social communication skills and using social stories.
  •   Video modeling
  •   The use of alternative and augmentative communication (AAC).
  •   Parent training.
  •   Service delivery

Resources related to source of best practices in ASD will be shared with audience.

Practical examples and video demonstrations of some of these methods will be used during the workshop.