*** Seminar Speech Pathology and ABA *** Innovative Tricks to Improve Speech and Language in Children with Autism

Saturday and Sunday 6 & 7 october 2018 – Nyon Vaud

This seminar is designed for parents, professionals, teachers and caregivers of individuals with autism

Seminar in English with simultaneous French translation

Seminar description

This two-day workshop will elevate audience members’ knowledge about speech.  They will be taught how to analyze the speech errors produced by clients so that remedial prompts can be highly targeted to the nature of the errors.  Innovative procedures that combine the sciences of applied behavior analysis and speech-language pathology to improve speech clarity will be described and demonstrated.  The workshop will provide frequent opportunities for practice and feedback.

The presentation will also explore the six common speech-language profiles of children with autism. These profiles are intended to guide professionals and caregivers on how to divide therapy time between targeting speech (verbal communication) and targeting alternative augmentative communication (e.g., sign, PECS, voice-output device) and to provide specific behavioral procedures for establishing and increasing vocal communication.

Audience members will leave this conference filled with lots of practical and effective tricks to increase the vocal communication skills of their clients!


At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to :

– State the three aspects of speech that define any speech sound in any language

– Determine which aspect(s) of a speech sound is/are in error when provided with the target sound and the error sound produced by the client

– Determine the most effective type of speech prompting procedure based upon knowledge of the speech sound aspect in error

– Demonstrate at least five different prompting procedures to remediate speech errors

– Demonstrate pairing of a phoneme or syllable with a moto-kinesthetic cue

– Describe the hallmark features of the six different speech-language profiles of children with autism

– Describe two behavior analytic procedures to increase the likelihood of echoic behavior


Janine Shapiro, CCS-SLP, BCBA is the owner and clinical director at Access Behavior Analysis, an ABA clinic in Indiana, USA for children with autism that serves more than 150 children and families.  She is one of only a handful of practitioners dually certified in speech-language pathology and applied behavior analysis and has over fifteen years of experience treating the speech, language and social deficits of children and adolescents with autism.

Janine co-authored research concerning the effectiveness of Social Thinking therapy, which was published in the Journal of Autism and Development Disorders and co-authored a chapter in Essential for Living—a curriculum guide and assessment tool for people with moderate to severe disabilities. In addition, she has taught numerous undergraduate and graduate courses in behavior analysis at Ball State University.  Janine’s passion is bridging the divide between behavior analysts and speech-language pathologists by demonstrating to each professional the effective “tricks” the other brings to the table!

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