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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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*This Course Will Be Offered For ASHA CEUs soon* Please sign up at www.abaspeech.org to be notified for this start date.*

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. 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 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!

THIS COURSE IS OFFERED FOR .55 ASHA CEUS

(Introductory Level, Professional Area)


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

0-10 minutes Introduction to the course

10-50 minutes The basics of verbal behavior and assessment

50-94 minutes Collaboration, building therapeutic rapport and goal development

94 - 145 minutes The power of manding

145-191 minutes Working with students with challenging behavior

191-263 minutes Systematic and embedded language instruction

263-303 minutes Data collection and organization

303-307 minutes Key Point Review

307-330 minutes Quiz

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.



Your Instructor


Rosemarie Griffin
Rosemarie Griffin

Rosemarie Griffin, MA, CCC/SLP BCBA, is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She divides her time between a public school and a private school for students with autism in Ohio. She’s presented at the national, state and local level about systematic and collaborative language instruction for students with autism. Mrs. Griffin is also an adjunct professor here in Ohio, teaching a graduate level course about behavior analysis and ethics. In addition to these interests, she is the creator of the action builder cards. This nationally distributed therapy product provides professionals with a means of delivering evidenced based language therapy. They can be purchased on Amazon, Different Roads to Learning and at the Speech Corner. . She also has a TPT store and a blog. Her professional mission is to help all students expand their communication step by step. She can be reached at www.abaspeech.org, facebook and on instragram.

Presenter disclosure: Financial: Rosemarie Griffin is paid for her instruction of this course. Rosemarie Griffin is the creator of the action builder cards- one of the strategies discussed in this course- and receives royalties for their sales. Non financial: Rosemarie is the creator of aba speech website and blog

Content disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.



Class Curriculum


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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. 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!

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