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Training’s June 2024 & January 2025 

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*2024/5 Training**

2 day training 2024 June 27-28 Cost £300.00

2 day training 2025 January TBA Cost £TBA

Autism Independent UK are looking forward to you joining the Seminar/Work-shop to be held at the The Ballroom Wicksteed Park Barton Rd, Kettering NN15 6NJ

New group discounts:

6+ 10% discount

10+ 12% discount

20+ 25% discount

to include AM/PM refreshments, coffee on arrival and light lunch

Led By
Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP Director, Communication Crossroads, Atlanta, GA
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Title: SCERTS : Introduction, Implementation, Assessment

Day 1 – The SCERTS Model – An Introduction: Using the SCERTS framework guide priorities for children on the Autism Spectrum

Day 2 -The SCERTS Model – Implementation: Using the SCERTS framework to design programming in children on the Autism Spectrum

The SCERTS Model – Assessment: Using the formal SCERTS Assessment Process to monitor progress over time

Presenter: Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP Co-Author, The SCERTS Model

Host: Autism Independent UK


Wicksteed Park Barton Rd, Kettering NN15 6NJ

Registration: 9:00am – 9:30am

Course Time:27th 9:30am – 4:15pm. 28th finish approx. 3.05pm.

Course Description

Speaker Profile:

Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP

Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP is the Director of Communication Crossroads, Inc. in Atlanta, GA. She is a speech-language pathologist specializing in the relationship between social emotional engagement and learning. As a former adjunct faculty member and lecturer at Yale University, she has served as a member of their Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic. She participated as a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Ad Hoc Committee on the Autism Spectrum, a committee charged with developing guidelines related to the role of speech-language pathologists in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of autism.  She is a co-developer of the Social Emotional Engagement – Knowledge and Skills (SEE-KS) professional learning approach. Emily is also the co-author of SCERTS, a criterion referenced assessment tool and framework for social and emotional development.  She lectures internationally and provides consultation to educational programs developing programs for social and emotional learning and engagement in the classroom setting.

2 Day trainings

Course Description

Day 1 of this course will introduce the SCERTS® (Social Communication, Emotional Regulation, Transactional Support) model, a comprehensive, multidisciplinary educational approach designed for autistic learners and learners with diverse social emotional learning profiles. This workshop will begin with an introduction of the neurodevelopmental foundation of SCERTS, a discussion of the empirical evidence, and the core domains. Next, the content will shift to writing outcomes for learners who are communicating pre-symbolically using gestures, facial expressions and vocalizations, learners who are at emerging language stages, and learners who are at conversational levels.  As we support developmental capacities at these stages, the important role of the interactive partners in providing transactional support will be highlighted. This format of this workshop will be interactive and participants will be asked to share about their current practices and ideas for next steps.

Day 2

of this course will begin with a discussion of mentorship techniques for supporting multidisciplinary teams and families with the implementation of Transactional Supports relevant for whole group settings to enhance active engagement.  A tool called the SCERTS Observation & Action Planning Form. Next will be introduced and modeled for the group. The content will then shift toward developing a SCERTS Educational Planning Form for individual learners. This tool provides individuals, multidisciplinary team members, and family with a coordinated plan for providing interpersonal and learning supports that foster social and emotional engagement and self-advocacy.

Learner Outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

1)    Identify three domains of development that are essential for strengthening the active engagement of autistic children.

2)    Identify tools for writing evidence-based goals that include the role of the interactive partner for pre-symbolic communicators (children communicating with body language, gestures, and facial expressions), emerging language communicators (children communicating with speech, picture symbols, sign language or other symbolic systems), and conversational communicators using multimodal forms of language.

3)   Identify strategies for mentoring multidisciplinary team members to strengthen learning environments for a learner’s active engagement.

4)    Apply tools for identifying the developmental stage of a learner’s use of expressive communication and language,

5)    Apply tools for embedding goals across a learner’s natural routines at school, at home and other settings.

Time Ordered Agenda:

Time ordered agenda – DAY 1 (9:30am – 4:15pm)

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM      Registration

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM           Using the neuroscience of social emotional engagement to strengthen active engagement in autistic and neurodiverse leaners

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM        Break

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM        Identifying the core domains, developmental stages, and empirical evidence addressed within the SCERTS framework

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM           Lunch

1:15 PM – 2:45 PM             Identifying developmental priorities and provision for autistic children at pre-symbolic and emerging language stages

2:45 PM –  3:00 PM             Break

3:00 PM – 4:15 PM         Identifying developmental priorities and provision for autistic children at conversational stages

Time ordered agenda – DAY 2  (9:30am – 3:00pm)

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM       Registration

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM        Using the SCERTS Observation & Action Planning Form to design whole-group learning environments focused on active engagement at conversational stages

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM      Break

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM      Using the SCERTS Observation & Action Planning Form to design whole-group learning environments focused on pre-symbolic and emerging language stages

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM         Lunch

1:15 PM – 3:00 PM           Designing a SCERTS Educational Planning Form for an individual child by determining stage and embedding support within natural routines

using the SCERTS Assessment Process to as a meaningful measure of outcome and program planning

Please Note: All training course Times and or content may change without prior notice