Supporting Social-Communication and Play for Preschool Students with Autism: An Overview of the Advancing Social-communication And Play (ASAP) Intervention

ID number
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
8:45 am - 9:00 am

The workshop will provide an overview of the Advancing Social-communication And Play (ASAP) intervention, a supplemental intervention designed to be implemented with preschool students with autism in public preschool classrooms. The presenter will provide information about the ASAP process and content, and introduce freely available tools including assessments, goal hierarchies, and ideas for individual and group intervention activities. The presentation will include video examples, and tips and troubleshooting for implementation in preschool settings.

Learner objectives

Recognize hierarchies of social-communication and play development for preschoolers with autism
Identify strategies and activities that can be used to address social-communication and play for preschoolers with autism.
Utilize freely available resources to support implementation of the Advancing Social-communication And Play (ASAP) intervention in preschool classrooms

Intended audience
Early Childhood Special and General Educator, Occupational Therapist/Physical Therapist, Psychologist, Speech/Language Therapist, Teacher Assistant
Contact hours
Gateways training stage
Training topic area
Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Interactions with Children
Gateways to Opportunity content area
Interactions, Relationships and Environments