Linking Assessment and Interventions

Social Communication (Pragmatics)

This workshop is designed for assessment personnel who conduct evaluations of students suspected of having autism spectrum disorders, language and communication disorders and related disorders.  The second day is also appropriate for those professionals (teachers, counselors, social workers, and others) who provide direct intervention and support to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or communication disorders.

  • Day 1 - Social Communication (Pragmatics): Understand and improve the ability to evaluate social-communication deficits in students suspected of having ASD or with ASD and Types of formal and informal assessments the evaluators may choose to use as part of the evaluation. 
  • Day 2 – Linking assessment to intervention: Understand and improve the ability to treat social-communication deficits, Identify academic issues facing students and learn how to treat the needs of the students in the classroom setting.

Workshop conducted by:  Dr. Jan Schaefer, BCBA-D and CEO of Collaborative Autism Resources and Education, LLC (CARE, LLC) or Dr. Charles Schaefer, PhD, LSSP. Both trainers have  extensive experience evaluating and treating individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) across the age span. Dr. Jan Schaefer is a “research reliable” administrator of the ADOS-2.  She and her team provide consultative services to school districts and other entities across the US and she also owns a behavioral health agency providing in-home and community-based services to individuals with ASD and their families utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and other evidenced-based practices.