2-Day Virtual POPARD Super Workshop
January 27 & 28, 2022 9:00am-3:00pm
An Introduction to Social Skills Interventions
A cardinal feature of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is impairment in social interaction and communication. We know that with effective instructional strategies, children and teens with ASD can learn a range of skills to successfully engage with their social world. What social skills should we teach? How do we teach them? How will we know the interventions are effective? Drawing on social motivation theory, this 2-day interactive super-workshop will prepare participants to effectively and systematically teach this vast group of skills!

Participants will:
  • Compare the development of social skills in neurotypical children and children with ASD
  • Describe social motivation theory and how it relates to the development of social skills in individuals with ASD
  • Recognize the potential of students with ASD to learn social skills
  • Identify sources of assessment information
  • Identify a student’s communication stage
  • Use informal assessments (i.e., social skills checklists)
  • Interpret the results of informal assessments
  • Write measurable goals based on assessment results
  • Identify common social skills goals that may be targeted for instruction for each of the SCERTS communication stages
  • Explain the components of Behaviour Skills Training
  • Describe the elements of an effective social skills intervention
  • Describe various social skills interventions
  • Compare and contrast different social skill interventions
  • Write a script for a social skill
  • Develop a visual support to teach a social skill
  • Write a script for a video model
  • Recognize various data collection methods, and understand the rationale for each
  • Select appropriate intervention strategies
  • Develop an age- and skill-appropriate social skills intervention
  • Devise a plan for monitoring progress and effectiveness of the plan
Audience: This training is directed toward employees of BC school districts and independent schools. This includes teachers, paraprofessionals, and other educational staff supporting students with ASD at any grade level (K-12) in developing their social, academic, and adaptive skills.

January 27 - 28, 2022
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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About this Workshop
  • Participants will attend this training virtually via Zoom (go to Zoom's Download Page or click here to learn more about Zoom)
  • To use Zoom, you'll need a reliable internet connection and a device equipped with a webcam and microphone (laptop / computer are recommended; tablets and mobile phones may be used, but smaller screens may make viewing challenging) 
  • The Zoom link and workshop materials will be e-mailed to you a few days prior to the workshop
  • Participants are expected to attend both days of the workshop (certificate will only be issued if both days have been attended)
  • This workshop will be recorded by POPARD for use in future training sessions
  • 45 seats are available (no waitlist) and registration closes at 9am on Jan 25, 2022
Super Workshop Fees, Cancellations and Refunds
  • Workshop Fees for all partipants: $25, payable upon registration  
  • Cancellations: Please email training_lib@autismoutreach.ca if you need to cancel
  • Refunds: The fee is refundable if written notice of cancellation (via email to training_lib@autismoutreach.ca) is received at least 3 weeks prior to start of the workshop
  • Registrations are non-transferable
POPARD's English Language Policy
Please note that proficiency in English language is required for POPARD training. You must be able to speak/listen and read/write English to a standard equivalent to Grade 10 high school English or better. View all of our training policies and terms here.

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Registration     Price Quantity

VIRTUAL An Introduction to Social Skills Interventions Super   
Workshop: Jan 27 & 28, 2022 9am-3pm

BC School Employee Rate     C$25.00
Parent/Guardian of child with ASD attending   
K-12 BC school
Others interested in ASD - limited seats     C$25.00

If this training shows SOLD OUT we do NOT keep waitlists.

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