Caught Modeling Core

Live Broadcast Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Webinar Type: Archive
Webinar Code: AT19-WEB09-AR
Webinar Fee: $39

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Overview

This session aims to inspire Speech-Language Pathologists and other school professionals (i.e., related service personnel, administrators, teachers, and paraprofessionals) to take a collaborative approach when treating students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), through a Positive Behavior Intervention and Strategy (PBIS) program called “Caught Modeling Core”. “Caught Modeling Core” was implemented by two Speech-Language Pathologists, who after attending last year’s ATIA conference made it their goal to increase understanding and use of core vocabulary throughout the Autism Program in which they work. This program helped us not only gauge information on how to improve core vocabulary in our school setting, but provided us with the data that indicated there was an increase in all areas of understanding/use of core vocabulary from pre- to post- program. Participants attending this session will learn the importance of core vocabulary, the importance of taking a collaborative approach when working with children, and tips/tricks on how to implement a collaborative program in one’s own setting.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to explain one or more differences between core and fringe vocabulary.
  2. Participants will be able to explain one or more reasons for the importance of embedding core vocabulary throughout the curriculum for students with communication needs to improve language and literacy - not just Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) users.
  3. Participants will be able to explain one or more ways how to think in core when developing lessons, activities, and visuals for students to embed core vocabulary words and visuals throughout their lives.
  4. Participants will be able to list 10 strategies for implementing a core vocabulary initiative in their district and teach others (staff, parents, and students) the power of core.

Speakers

Jessica Gerth

Speech-Language Pathologist
Belleville Area Special Services Cooperative
Jessica Gerth is a Speech-Language Pathologist, who works with children on the Autism Spectrum to help them communicate effectively and engage in the world around them. Jessica believes that just because someone is non-verbal, does not mean that they have nothing to say. Attending last year’s ATIA conference really left her inspired to do something more for her students. She has worked for the Belleville Area Special Services Cooperative (BASSC) for 11 years, 9 solely within the Autism Program. Jessica holds a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: No
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: No

Colleen Krasich

Speech-Language Pathologist
Triad CUSD #2
Colleen Krasich is a Speech-Language Pathologist who currently works with elementary school children, in a rural part of the Midwest. She completed her CF year working with children on the Autism Spectrum, at Belleville Area Special Services Cooperative (BASSC), where she met Jessica Gerth and implemented the “Caught Modeling Core” program. Attending ATIA in January 2017 really impacted Colleen and provided significant insight into how to better serve her students. Colleen graduated with honors, from Western Illinois University, where she holds a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Spanish Language/Literature.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: No
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: No

Strand

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Target Audience

Accessibility Professionals, ADA Administrators, AT Professionals, Educators, Family Members, Higher Ed Personnel, Individuals with Disabilities, OTs, PTs, SLPs

Experience Level

All

Content Area

Professional Area

Continuing Education Credits

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Type: IACET
Number of hours: 1.0
Number of IACET CEUs: 0.1

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