Communication Strategies to Support Children with Autism [Webinar]

In this webinar, we welcomed Rose Marie Griffin, a Speech-Language Pathologist at ABA Speech.  Rose shared 5 strategies that parents and educators can use to help make their environment fun while supporting the communication growth of their children.

🎤Our Special Guest!

Rose Marie Griffin, Speech-Language Pathologist, ABA Speech

Rose Marie Griffin, MA, CCC/SLP BCBA, is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Podcast Host, and Product Developer. She divides her time between a public school and her own private practice – ABA SPEECH. She is passionate about helping individuals with autism find their voice and become more independent communicators. Rose loves sharing information through her weekly podcast – Autism Outreach and is also an invited speaker at the local and national levels.

🧪Key Learning Outcomes From Rose

  • Create a fun atmosphere. Simply using the things your child loves from books to bubbles educators and parents can engage in parallel play and model statements for children.
  • Observation is key! By asking yourself questions like “What does your child like to play with?” or “How are they communicating?” will help you discover ways to engage with them as they play. 
  • Engage in shared activities. Take time to read books together, sing songs, and play with toys, even if your child gets up and leaves. 
  • Be a play partner! Allow your child to play and expose your child to new toys but don’t force engagement. It will come with time and growth. 
  • Remain Flexible! Don’t get discouraged and seek professional help for support when things don’t seem right.


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Ria Reive in the Community Ambassador at HiMama. Prior to starting at HiMama, Ria was an Early Childhood Educator and worked 6 years in the classroom. She taught all ages but mainly preschoolers. Ria lives in Toronto with her husband. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her niece and nephew and being on the water.

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