Michelle Lubetsky, M.Ed., BCBA, S2C certified
Maggie Rice, Educator, Parent, Practitioner
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
At the completion of this session, learners will be able to:
- Review an alternative method of self-expression and access to information
- Describe challenges of motor differences and potential strategies
- Promote positive practices and the presumption of competence
Explore a means of self-expression that is working for some individuals with autism who are non-speaking and who experience motor differences. The role of motor efficiency is often overlooked in autism, but we are learning that it plays a critical role. For this group, a disconnect exists between intention and completing a desired or requested action. With practice, a number of individuals with autism are learning to express their own words via spelling, letter-by-letter, on a stencil, laminated board, or keyboard.
Michelle is a private educational consultant. She holds certifications as a Special Education Supervisor, Behavior Analyst, Spelling to Communicate Professional, PEERS Social Skills Instructor, as well as a masters degree in Special Education. She worked as a consultant at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network, an instructor at the University of Pittsburgh and Carlow and she was a classroom teacher.