Universities and Colleges
A colleague of Dr. Rydell’s wrote:
“One of the challenges of graduate education is seamlessly connecting the classroom with the clinic. The Learning Style Profile for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Rydell, 2012) is unique in that it is theoretically sound, clinically practical and yet flexible enough to allow responsiveness to all of the challenges and strengths of the specific child with ASD. From his clinical and research experience, Dr. Rydell has pulled together a valuable tool that is easily accessible to beginning clinicians. Clinicians experienced with ASDs will immediately see the practical value in this resource.
My graduate students have found the LSP© very helpful in learning to understand, recognize and work with the core challenges associated with children with ASD. Dr. Rydell’s focus on what can be done today with specific children on a caseload is a great strength of the LSP©. It is obvious that he has been and remains in the trenches and knows the concerns of practicing clinicians.
My students and I have used the LSP© with several of our clinical cases with great success. We’ve found that it makes explaining the core challenges and areas of strengths to parents much more tangible. I will continue to use this in my clinical practice and make the LSP© one of the required texts in my graduate course”.
Dr. Ryan L. Nelson, Assistant Professor University of Louisiana, Lafayette Department of Communicative Disorders
Autism On Call, LLC is the conduit for the Learning Style Profile (LSP©) for college coursework and clinical collaboration. Dr. Rydell uses the LSP© as supportive text for college coursework in education, speech pathology, occupational therapy, psychology, social work, ABA and counseling. Likewise, it can be used in graduate-level clinical training by:
- Providing an intervention guideline and protocol that address the core challenges of ASD and learning style differences that focuses on evidenced-based practices
- Providing an intervention guideline that focuses on the interrelationships among core challenges, learning style differences, emotional dysregulation and behavior challenges in ASD
- Prioritizing the learning style differences in children with ASD at all ages, including early childhood, primary and secondary grade levels
- Providing a framework for understanding the 10 LSP© components that represent the greatest challenges to teachers, therapists and parents
- Profiling learning style differences to design effective classrooms, therapy and family-systems programs
- Assisting with “how” to set up the classroom, therapy and family-systems programs based on learning style differences for children with ASD
- Addressing “how” to teach an individual child based on his or her learning style profile
- Providing an easy and clear visual reference tool that can be used to educate those who teach children with ASD.
How can Dr. Rydell help?
- College coursework text (LSP©)
- Collaboration/Co-instructor – Professor & Dr. Rydell
- Guest speaker – Undergrad or Grad level courses
- Grad-level clinical guidelines (LSP©)
- Collaboration/Co-instructor – Clinical supervisor & Dr. Rydell