Dan McManmon, College Internship Program
The College Internship Program (CIP) at the Berkshire Center in Lee, Massachusetts and Elms College in Chicopee are working together to offer graduate level courses from the Elms College Masters Degree Program at the College Internship Program campus in Western Massachusetts.
Elms College offers a master of science and a certificate of advanced graduate study (C.A.G.S.) in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) as well as a C.A.G.S. in communication sciences and disorders. The course offered in November on the CIP campus in Lee, Massachusetts will bring professional staff training and development and is open to CIP staff members and practitioners from all over New England.
Elms Professor Elsa Abele, M.S., (of Asperger Association of New England and Antioch College renown) will be teaching a 2-credit graduate course at the CIP Berkshire campus this November entitled Use of Pragmatic Language for Social Communication.
Participants will discuss the needs of children with Asperger’s syndrome, high functioning autism, nonverbal learning disabilities, and language learning disabilities who are in need of services to increase their skills in social communication, or pragmatic language, so that they can succeed in school.
The course will focus on treatment for the learning of conversation and listening skills, personal narrative skills, and verbally mediated problem solving. The material will cover diagnosis of social communication deficits, goal setting, a treatment paradigm, and infusion of the principles into regular classroom settings.
*This course is also a requirement of the ASD master’s and C.A.G.S. programs. An out-of-class assignment will be required for all classes taken for credit.
There is a $20 non-refundable registration fee per semester. Courses can be taken for credit or can be audited for PDPs and CEUs.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
9 am – 6 pm
CIP Berkshire Center
18 Park St
Lee, MA 01238
Please call the Elms College Registrar’s Office at (413) 265-2314.
Students who register two weeks or more prior to the first class meeting will receive all necessary communications related to the course.
About Elms College Masters Degree Programs
Elms College offers a master of science and a certificate of advanced graduate study (C.A.G.S.) in autism
spectrum disorders (ASD) as well as a C.A.G.S. in communication sciences and disorders. The master’s and C.A.G.S. in ASD are each 30 to 36 credit programs with or without practicum and include the five-course BACB-approved sequence.
The C.A.G.S. in CSD is a 30-credit program offering concentrations in auditory disorders, autism spectrum disorders, child disorders, literacy and literacy disorders, and management. Students may enroll in up to nine credits of coursework before being required to apply for admission to our master’s or C.A.G.S. programs.
About Elms College
Elms College is a Co-ed liberal arts college founded in 1928. It offers majors in 33 different fields of study including a Master of Science Degree in Autism Spectrum Disorders. John Elder Robison, author of Look Me in the Eye, teaches in this department.
About the College Internship Program
Founded in 1984, The College Internship Program provides individualized social, academic, career and life skills instruction for students with Asperger’s syndrome and other Learning Differences. Students obtain the skills necessary to inspire independence and expand the foundation on which they can build a happy and productive life. For more information visit www.collegeinternshipprogram.com