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Help Me Find My Voice: Helping Students With Autism Develop a Way to Communicate

A framework for helping students with autism and complex communication disorders develop a way to communicate with the world.


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Help Me Find My Voice: Helping Students With Autism Develop a Way to Communicate

Presented by Rosemarie Griffin CCC/SLP BCBA

Let me help transform your intervention for students who have autism and are non- verbal or limited verbally. Learn how to provide systematic and effective language instruction for students who have autism and are non-verbal or limited verbally. Modules will focus on assessment, verbal behavior basics, intervention planning and implementation, data collection, working with students with challenging behavior and collaborative services.

THIS COURSE IS OFFERED FOR 0.5 ASHA CEUS

(Introductory Level, Professional Area)


You are not alone in going through the course, it also includes:

Lifetime course access

A supportive Facebook community

Office hours

A free set of action builder cards *those in the United States*

If registering a group and paying the group rate, each member of your group will receive a free set of action builder cards ( cards will only be sent to one mailing address)

If you have a group larger than 20, please contact me at rose@abaspeech.org or at 330-954-0170.

If you have a group that has a number not reflected in the pricing ( i.e. group of 7 people, group of 45 people), please contact me at rose@abaspeech.org or at 330-95-0170.

*If you have special needs and need assistance with signing up for or taking the course, please contact us at rose@abaspeech.org or at 330-954-0170.


If you want to help your students find their voice, this is the course for you!

A great course for professionals: Rose is an exceptional speaker and offers a wealth of knowledge and experience as a speech-language pathologist and applied behavior analyst. (Yes, she's one of the few SLP/BCBA unicorns!) Throughout her course, she shares a framework and practical tips that made it possible for me to approach some of my most challenging cases with confidence. She goes above and beyond with her office hours and is a fabulous resource for any SLP working with early communicators and students on the spectrum.

Marisha McGrorty- SLP NOW

Help Me Find My Voice is a great resource for parents with children on the spectrum. After completing the course, at my own speed as my schedule allowed, I felt more comfortable talking to my son’s therapists. The course helped put me on the same playing field, understanding common terms and techniques. At one point, I asked our BCBA if they were using errorless learning (something the course taught me) with my son. They in fact were, and I felt more involved in his therapy knowing this. Help Me Find My Voice is a tool that every spectrum parent should have in their toolbox!

Rebecca Shellito, mom


Learner outcomes

1.Participants will be able to define a mand, tact, echoic, intraverbal

2.Participants will be able to state one robust assessment for students with autism

3.Participants will be able to list 3 potential team members with whom they may collaborate with when working with students with autism

4.Participants will be able to discuss at least 1 strategy for building therapeutic rapport with clients with autism

5.Participants will be able to discriminate between well defined and vague goals for students with autism

6.Participants will be able to define items to consider when planning intervention for students with autism

7.Participants will be able to list 5 strategies to use when working on manding

8.Participants will be able to discuss how to collect data on manding

9.Participants will be able to define why work on manding is vital to helping students with autism develop a response form

10.Participants will be able to give 3 examples of an individual using their behavior to communicate

11.Participants will be able to list the functions of behavior

12.Participants will be able to define functional communication training

13.Participants will be able to describe weekly and daily shared data sheets

14.Participants will be able to describe how to use a task sheet to log intervention targets

15.Participants will be able to define the term baseline and why it is important to note


Course Agenda

10:59 minutes Introduction to the course

34:56 minutes The basics of verbal behavior and assessment

43:34 minutes Collaboration, building therapeutic rapport and goal development

51:09 minutes The power of manding

46:08 minutes Working with students with challenging behavior

72:37 minutes Systematic and embedded language instruction

40:35 minutes Data collection and organization

4:13 minutes Key Point Review

Course Participation Requirements

Login and logout times will be recorded and documented. To complete the course, fill out the google registration form, view the course videos, take the quiz. When you have completed these requirements a certificate will be sent your way. This must all be completed within 3 months from the day you registered for the course.

ABA SPEECH is committed to providing equal opportunities in accordance with all applicable laws. If you are in need of a disability-related accommodation, please contact rose@abaspeech.org.


Your Instructor


Rosemarie Griffin
Rosemarie Griffin

Rosemarie Griffin, MA, CCC/SLP BCBA, is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Product Developer. She divides her time between a public school and a private school for students with autism in Ohio. She is passionate about helping individuals with autism find their voice and become more independent communicators. This passion has driven her to create her own business http://www.abaspeech.org where she provides ASHA approved courses, therapy materials and free resources for parents and professionals alike.

Financial disclosure: Rosemarie is paid a percentage of sales from this course.

Non-Financial disclosure: Rosemarie is the owner of ABA SPEECH LLC.


Class Curriculum


  Welcome to the course
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  Module 7: Putting it all together
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
You will have access to the course for the life of the course! Courses offered through ABA SPEECH will be updated every 5 years, or as current research is developed, so you will have access to this course for the life of the course. The course can be completed in as little as 6 weeks or 3 months. But it is all up to you and your schedule. I will be here to support and coach you through the content.
How do I get my free set of action builder cards?
Once registered for the course, you need to fill out the google form at the start of the course. Once you fill out the google form, with your correct shipping address, your cards will be sent your way. Shipping is provided to those living in the United States. A set of action builder cards will be sent to you 5-7 days from the date that you complete the google registration form.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 3 days and we will give you a full refund.
Who is this course intended for?
This course is intended for SLPs, special education teachers, paraprofessionals, BCBAs, RBTs and SLPAs. If you are a professional who is working with students with autism and other complex communication disorders to help them increase their communication skills- this is the course for you!
What if I have a group that wants to take the course?
We love having groups take the course! Learning together is so important. If you have a specific amount of people that want to take the course but you don't see a specific pricing for that group number, email me at rose@abaspeech.org. I will create a specific pricing plan for your group. Join us in the course!

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