This course will focus on providing intervention strategies to assist parents who have a child with ASD and their professional intervention team prepare the child for school success and avoid the stumbling blocks for success once the child reaches school age. This course will focus on the Learning Style Components: #1 Object vs People Orientation; #2 Learns Through Social Modeling, Demonstration and Rehearsal; and #3 Attaining Social Cues from Multiple Partners. Practical applications of these three LSP components will be discussed.
Dr. Patrick J. Rydell is the Founder and Director of Rocky Mountain Autism Center and the developer of Autism on Call, LLC., RMAC's Online ASD Training Program. With more than 35 years of practice in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), he has provided international and national training, workshops and program development to government agencies, medical facilities, universities, school districts, professionals and families. His doctorate was earned through a National Institute of Health Leadership in Autism grant (1989) and he has a double master's degree in speech pathology and special education with a program emphasis in early childhood and autism spectrum disorders. He is also a U.S. Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant recipient (2005). Dr. Rydell is the author of the Learning Style Profile for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders® (Rydell, 2012) and co-author of the SCERTS® Model (Prizant, Wetherby, Rubin, Laurent & Rydell, 2006). Dr. Rydell has also co-authored 5 book chapters and numerous peer-reviewed research articles on topics related to autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Rydell is currently providing LSP training to medical and intervention specialists internationally in China and South America.
This chapter will provide practical applications and hands-on intervention strategies that incorporate LSP Components #1, #2 and #3. Dr. Rydell discusses strategies that have been well-established at Rocky Mountain Autism Center.
This chapter focuses on a discussion with Dr. Rydell specific to the relationship between emotional dysregulation and learning style challenges. This discussion focuses on the learning style challenges as described in LSP components #1, #2 and #3.
This chapter focuses on the discussion of the panelists and their case examples of providing intervention to children with ASD across school, private and university settings. This discussion focuses on their practical applications of LSP components #1, #2 and #3 in their respective settings.