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The Road Less Traveled By – How Early Brain Development Affects Language in Autistic Children
Wednesday, February 07, 2024, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM PST
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Child with BrainThe Road Less Traveled By – How Early Brain Development Affects Language in Autistic Children

with Tracey Tasker, MA, CCC/SLP
Wednesday, February 7, 2024
12:00pm - 2:00pm | Virtual Event

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Participants will have the opportunity to evaluate research from multiple disciplines and develop an understanding of how neurodiverse brains process information differently and what that looks like in the development of early language milestones.

Learner Objectives:

  • Review language brain models
  • Analyze research on the neural underpinning of atypical language development in autistic children
  • Describe how brain differences should drive treatment decisions

Topics to be addressed

  • How brain models have changed and the relevance to language pathways for autistic children
  • Let’s make sure we are all speaking the same language – when do we use pre-verbal, minimally verbal and non-verbal
  • Do the same processes that drive development in typically developing children drive language in autistic children
  • Gesture development
  • Busting neuromyths and finding neurotruths
  • Diversity in neurodiversity – bilingual learners and girls
  • What does the research say about autism treatment efficacy

Tracy TaskerFirst and foremost, Tracey is a mom of two sets of twins; having an autistic son and 29-week preemies are the reasons she entered the field of early intervention. Tracey lives in San Diego with her family and five cats, however, she is originally from NJ and holds a BA in Economics/English and an MBA from Rutgers University, and an MA in Speech-Language Pathology from Montclair State University. Tracey is on an early start eligibility assessment team as well as a seasoned early intervention SLP.  Read More Here

Non-Member: $55
IDA Agency/Individual Member: $40
IDA Parent/Student/New Clinician Member: $30

IDA CE Hours: Nursing, PT, Speech and Language $20 (2 hours)
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with ADA request by January 31, 2024

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