SLP and OT Support for Autistic Children & Families

An Introduction from Nurture Learning & Development

Presented by Kate Chase, PhD, SLP, BCBA & Emily Lee, OT, BCBA


Dr. Kate Ballem Chase’s Presentation

Dr. Kate Ballem Chase, Clinical Director and SLP at Nurture, discusses how speech-language pathologists (SLPs) support autistic children and their families. SLPs address areas such as speech, language, play, executive functioning, emotional regulation, peer relationships, and literacy. Workshop attendees will learn practical strategies for supporting children at home.

Emily Lee’s Presentation

Emily Lee, OT Clinical Practice Lead from Nurture, focuses on supporting autistic kids’ primary childhood “occupations.” Occupational Therapists (OTs) combine evidence-based support with positive, neurodiversity-affirming therapy. They address play, daily living activities, sleep, learning new skills, and social participation. Attendees will discover fun ways to support their child’s growth in these areas.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will learn about the areas SLPs and OTs can support autistic children and their families. 
  • Participants will learn some easy to use strategies for supporting their child’s engagement and participation. 

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