Implementing Social Skills Training Groups for Students with ASD - Great Falls


Registration is limited to 50 people. We will also be doing this workshop in Missoula on March 11th with registration opening in February.

Great Falls, January 21, 2014
Hampton Inn, 2301 14th St SW, Great Falls
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This workshop will provide school professionals* with specific knowledge and skills on how to implement a social skills group for children with ASD and related disorders that is evidence-based, data-driven, inexpensive, and engaging for children. The workshop is interactive and participants will role play and practice the skills throughout the day.
* Special educators, speech and language pathologists, school psychologists, paraeducators, counselors, etc.

There are five goals for this workshop.

1. Learn a variety of evidence-based strategies and techniques for working with children with ASD, including video modeling, role playing, visual supports, peer mediation, task analysis, social narratives, self-management, prompting, and contingent behavioral reinforcement.

2. Be exposed to a number of social skills interventions that are available and compare the effectiveness of those interventions.

3. Understand how to develop individual and group goals that will meet state-standards.

4. Understand various data-collection techniques for formative and summative evaluation.

5. Develop present levels of performance, goals and lesson plans to meet individualized and group needs.

This full-day workshop will be conducted by Anisa Goforth, PhD, NCSP and Jennifer Closson, MS CCC-SLP from the University of Montana.