Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

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TRIAD Communication Workshop for Speech Pathologists, February 23-24, 2011

Date: February 23, 2011

Time: 8:30AM to 3:30PM

Location: TBA



TRIAD Communication Workshop for Speech Pathologists
The Communication Maze: Helping Students with ASD Navigate Communication
(West TN)

Wednesday, February 23-Thurday, February 24, 2011

The Department of Education, Division of Special Education, in collaboration with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD), would like to announce a repeat of the workshop titled “The Communication Maze: Helping Students with ASD Navigate Communication.”

This no-cost two-day workshop is designed primarily for school-based speech language pathologists responsible for assessment, direct service, and consultative services to students with ASD. This course is offered for 1.0 ASHA CEUs (intermediate level; professional area). It is also relevant to other professionals who focus on communication skills of students with ASD.

Participants will learn how:

  • The characteristics of ASD impact communication
  • To assess the core communication deficits
  • To use assessment information to develop functional and meaningful communication goals
  • To integrate effective methodologies to address communication goals
  • To embed strategies to improve communication throughout the day
  • To collaborate with other professionals who address communication goals

Thirty (30) participants will be chosen for this workshop in each regional location. Tennessee public school employees will be given priority. To apply, click the link below, complete the attached application, and fax it to Linda Copas at (615) 532-9412. Please do not assume you are accepted until you are notified.

Application deadline: January 7, 2011

For more information, contact Linda Copas in the Division of Special Education at (615)-741-7790 or

For more information, visit:
The Tennessee Department of Education Training site.

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