Autism: 5 Things You MUST Do For Language Development
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Price: $47 per person
Time: 12:00 PM (Eastern U.S. Time)
The recording will be available for you to watch for a full week after the live event.
Almost every family and educator with whom we work asks for help expanding their loved one’s verbal communication. Whether your child/adult is not yet verbal, partially verbal, or highly verbal, social communication through language is an area of challenge that can serve as an obstacle to friendships, voicing wants, self-expression, conversation, and independence. At the same time, growing verbal communication can unlock precisely these goals!
Unfortunately, most people find it difficult to help their loved ones with verbal communication – particularly without pushing, pressuring, and other avenues that create discord and are not pleasant for our children/adults.
There is a reason for this: The most basic aspects of our approach to language are off base because they don’t truly take the central elements of autism – and the internal experience of people on the spectrum – into consideration.
This doesn’t mean that you have to abandon what you’re doing. But it does mean that there are some crucial ingredients that we absolutely have to add.
Autism: 5 Things You MUST Do For Language Development is a two-hour mini-workshop that takes you through these missing elements – and shows you how to:
- Create a real sense of safety around communication – without which your child/adult will resist any expansion of language or conversation.
- Find the exact right time to work on language or conversation – so that you aren’t inadvertently creating stress or conflict.
- Enable your loved one to initiate verbal communication instead of just responding.
- Help your child/adult to verbalize in a more varied way rather than just using “I want” statements.
- Model something we call The Communication Equation, enabling you to teach language in a way that doesn’t feel like teaching to your child/adult.
- Customize your language approach to match your loved one’s language level – from not yet verbal to highly verbal.
Complete with super clear explanations, useful handouts, and opportunities to begin implementation, this mini-workshop will give you the tools to finally unlock the door to an expanded language universe.
1. Raun K. Kaufman:
Author, lecturer, and former CEO Raun K. Kaufman has worked with families and educators for the past 25 years. He also brings his own experience as someone who himself was diagnosed with so-called “severe” (non-speaking) autism as a child.
- An international lecturer and graduate of the Ivy League’s Brown University with a degree in Biomedical Ethics, Raun has completed lecture tours in the U.S., United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Romania, France, Japan, Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Vietnam.
- He is the author of the award-winning book, Autism Breakthrough: The Groundbreaking Method That Has Helped Families All Over the World.
- He has been interviewed by media such as National Public Radio, BBC Television, Fox News Channel, The London Telegraph, and People Magazine.
- As a child, Raun was diagnosed with so-called “severe” (non-speaking) autism and recommended for lifelong institutionalization. Instead, his parents worked with him in a totally new way they developed, enabling him to blossom, grow, and, ultimately, accomplish everything his parents were promised he would not. A book and television movie were made about his journey.
2. Kate C. Wilde:
Kate C. Wilde has spent the last 30 years working with children and adults on the autism spectrum and their families, as well as with therapists, educators, and schools.
- She is the author of the acclaimed books, Autistic Logistics: A Parent’s Guide to Tackling Bedtime, Toilet Training, Tantrums, Hitting, and Other Everyday Challenges, The Autism Language Launcher: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Your Child Turn Sounds and Words Into Simple Conversations and Autism Abracadabra: Seven Magic Ingredients to Help Develop Your Child’s Interactive Attention Span.
- Renowned for the courses she teaches throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia, Kate also speaks at worldwide online autism summits.
- She is a columnist for Exceptional Needs Today, and has written articles for such publications as Autism Parenting Magazine in the U.S. and SEN Magazine in the U.K.
- She has forever left her mark on the autism world by having, over the years, intensively trained and qualified more than forty professionals who have gone on to help thousands of families, children, and educators across the globe.