Good Shepherd Hosts Seminar on Communication Alternatives for Children with Autism

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network is hosting a one-day workshop on April 13 for speech-language pathologists, special educators and families interested in learning about alternative communication strategies to assist children with autism who have limited verbal abilities. The workshop will cover Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP), a therapeutic approach based on neurological and motor learning principles.  It is offered through the Center for Augmentative and Alternative Communication & Autism.

The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Good Shepherd’s Health & Technology Center Conference Room, middle level, 850 South St., Allentown.

The workshop leader will be Christine Grubbs, MS, CCC-SLP, a speech pathologist with 21 years of experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities in the Pennsylvania public school system.

The seminar will cover LAMP strategies to improve communication skills and social engagement for children with autism, which can result in a decline in problematic behaviors.

The program is approved for .5 AHSA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) continuing education units and costs $79. Register online at www.aacandautism.com/trng or call toll-free, 1-866-998-1726.