Brief Biography

Evelyn R. Klein, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, is Professor of Speech-Language-Hearing Science at La Salle University. She is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist and licensed psychologist with more than 20 years’ experience treating children and adults. Dr. Klein is also associated with the La Salle Autism and Developmental Disabilities Education Resources Program (LADDER) at La Salle University. She holds board certification in child language from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association where she is an ASHA Fellow. Her specializations include treatment and research in the areas of autism spectrum disorders, selective mutism, developmental disabilities, language-learning disabilities, and acquired language disorders. She is an author of Focus on Function I & II, Hear It-Say It-Learn It, The Association Memory Test, and the textbook, Acquired Language Disorders: A Case-Based Approach.

Icylee Basketbill is a parent of a 9-year old daughter diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). She is also peer-supporter with Parent-to-Parent of Pennsylvania, parent mentor with Philadelphia Autism Network, and parent liaison with the LADDER Program at La Salle University. As a parent consultant with Pennsylvania Education for All Coalition (PEAC) and co-chair with Philadelphia Interagency Coordination Council, she educates parents and assists in the planning and organization of events for families with young children who receive early intervention services. She is currently employed as a community involvement specialist with the Early Head Start Program under the Health Federation of Philadelphia.

Workshop Description

This workshop highlights major transitions in the life of a child with ASD (i.e., early intervention to school district, extended school year programs, after school support, mainstreaming, finding middle and high schools, and after school options) with concepts for improving practices for children with language and learning difficulties.

Location

Olney Hall 115

Start Date

1-5-2015 1:45 PM

End Date

1-5-2015 3:00 PM

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May 1st, 1:45 PM May 1st, 3:00 PM

Staying Ahead of The ASD Game: Communication Transitions

Olney Hall 115

This workshop highlights major transitions in the life of a child with ASD (i.e., early intervention to school district, extended school year programs, after school support, mainstreaming, finding middle and high schools, and after school options) with concepts for improving practices for children with language and learning difficulties.