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Kathleen Quill's Webinar

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Course Introduction

There are two webinars included in this session. One is titled, Developing Functional Communication in Students with Moderate and Severe Autism Spectrum Disorders. This webinar summarizes how to support the development of meaningful, generalized, functional communication skills in learners with autism. It describes the acquisition, mastery, and generalization of communication skills; highlights the importance of data-based assessment, planning and progress monitoring; and reviews how various evidence-based practices may be used to teach generalized, functional use of skills. The second is titled, Repetitive and Restrictive Behaviors in Autism. The presence of restricted and repetitive behaviors (RBB) and interests remain the least understood characteristic of Autism Spectrum Disorder. The purpose of this webinar is to help professionals understand: (1) the range of RRB in autism, (2) when and how to assess RRB, and (2) key components of a treatment plan to reduce the frequency or intensity of RRB, when appropriate. Case studies guide the discussion.

Learning Outcomes

By attending these workshops, participants will

  • Learn the acquisition, mastery, and generalization of communication skills.
  • Learn the importance of data-based assessment.
  • Learn planning and progress monitoring.
  • Know how various evidence-based practices may be used to teach generalized, functional use of skills.
  • Acquire a basic understanding of repetitive behaviors seen in individuals with ASD of all ages.
  • Receive guidance on how to approach treatment.

Module Topics Include

  • Functional communication communication
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Evidence Based Practices
  • Restrictive Behavior
  • Repetitive Behavior

Meet the Presenter

Kathleen Quill, PhD, is a developmental psycholinguist, special education administrator, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D), and advocate who lectures internationally. She co-authored bestselling texts: Teaching children with autism (Delmar Pub., 1995); DO-WATCH-LISTEN-SAY: Social and communication intervention (Brookes Pub. 2000; 2nd ed, 2017); Intervention for Repetitive & Restricted Behaviors in Autism (in development); internet webinars & modules; and AutismPro online curriculum system (2004). Kathleen is on the editorial board for JADD and Focus on Autism; the Board of Directors for AAPC; and is a member of the Professional Panel of Advisors for the Autism Society of America.

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Length:1 hour 52 minutes


Indiana Resource Center for Autism, Indiana Disability and Community


Credit: Certificate for 2 hours of Professional Growth Points


Audience: Autism leaders, special education teachers, behavior consultants psychologists, speech language pathologists, administrators, counselors, social workers, family members, and others for whom this topic is relevant.

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