Webinar: Why Are They Not Talking? Solutions to Support Progress in Speech and Language Programs with Andreane Gaulin, BCBA, CCC-SLP

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Andreane Gaulin, BCBA, CCC-SLPAugust 18, 2020 - August 18, 2020 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Connections Behavior Planning and Intervention is excited to welcome Andreane Gaulin, BCBA and Speech-Language Pathologist, for a 2-hour webinar for Behavior Analysts! This event will focus on the topic of speech and language development from a Behavior Analytic perspective.

Abstract

Have you ever been to a point in your ABA program when you thought, “I’m not sure where to go from here. How do I help this child talk?”

To assist BCBAs in answering this question, three main scenarios will be covered, with practical solutions to help each type of child meet their ABA goals. 1) The child who is not talking; 2) the child who has a minimal echoic repertoire; 3) The child who is only manding. The presentation will cover helpful strategies from the field of speech-language pathology, explained in behavioral terms, that have been shown effective to increase children’s verbal repertoire. It is aimed at equipping the BCBA with tools to support meaningful progress in verbal behavior. Video demonstrations of therapists working with children will also be presented to illustrate the strategies.

This presentation will also review some of the biological causes which could explain a lack of progress in speech or language goals, and help the BCBA identify them and make a referral if needed.

About the Presenter

Andreane Gaulin, BCBA, CCC-SLP, received a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Laval University, Canada.  She moved in the United States in 2009, and has been practicing speech therapy there ever since.  She holds her certificate of clinical competence from ASHA (American Speech-Language and Hearing Association) and is a bilingual service provider, fluent in English and French.

Andreane is recognized by Apraxia-Kids for advanced training and expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech. She is a graduate of the 2018 Apraxia Boot Camp hosted at Duquesne University. She is trained in using Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT). She supports children with Apraxia in her community by providing specialized evaluation and treatment to children with complex neurodevelopmental disorders.

She is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) since 2014. She was trained in Pivotal Response Training at UC Santa Barbara at the Koegel Center. She specializes in providing speech and language therapy to children on the Autism spectrum who have moderate to severe deficits and who engage in challenging behaviors.

Andreane owns Speech Point, a private speech therapy clinic in Irvine, California.

Learning Objectives

Participants at this event will:

  1. Name 2 strategies to increase the vocal/verbal repertoire of a non-verbal child
  2. Name 2 strategies to increase the echoic repertoire of a child who is starting to imitate
  3. Name 2 strategies to teach verbal operants other than manding
  4. Name 1 situation in which a referral to another professional would be appropriate

CEU’s included, and Cost to Attend:

  • 2.0 Learning BACB CEU’s (included with purchase)
  • $40 to attend
    • Includes access to the recording and presentation materials, and CEU’s.

For questions, challenges with registration, or any other needed information, please contact Dusty, Director of Continuing Education and ACE Coordinator for CBPI, LLC, at continuingeducation@connections-behavior.com.

 

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