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Learn how to teach your most concrete clients with autism how to express their basic needs and wants. I'll walk you through the process of object exchange and picture exchange from assessment through teaching for independence and generalization.


After this training, you'll have a new, effective tool that will transform your work with your young clients.

1.5 hour recorded training

Registration fee is $46. You'll have access to the course for 4 weeks after registering.

This training is for you if:

  • You currently work with children with autism with limited verbal abilities

  • You want a concrete strategy to help you teach your clients how to request the things they need or want

  • You want to dive deep into the strategies and learn how to individualize your intervention, how to teach for independence, and how to teach for generalization so that you can be truly effective at teaching functional communication

It's time to learn a new skill that you can bring to your work with confidence.
In this training, you will:

- Learn autism-specific reasons why your clients on the autism spectrum struggle to request the things they need and want, and why "increasing the mean length of utterance" simply does not address these challenges

- Learn how to assess a child's level of understanding (not all kids understand pictures!) and their current expressive communication skills

-Discover how to choose learning activities and communication obstacles that will be meaningful and effective for your particular client

- Learn a concrete process for teaching communication exchange that is founded in a deep understanding of autism learning styles 

- Learn the steps to teach your clients how to keep requesting even when their listener is distracted or far away

- Move past halfhearted communication interventions and learn a real process so that you can approach teaching communication exchange with true expertise


Meg Proctor, MS, OTR/L

Autism Specialist & Occupational Therapist

Meg is the founder of Learn Play Thrive and a former faculty member for UNC Chapel Hill's TEACCH® Autism Program. In 2016 she was a pilot therapist for the Family Implemented TEACCH® for Toddlers program, teaching families of young children with autism how to promote functional communication and other daily skills.

In this training, she synthesizes for you her learning and experience  teaching communication exchange as an OT working with kids of all ages. 

You need a new tool for your most concrete kids. This is it!


"Great practical advice that was easy to understand. Even as an experienced therapist, I gleaned some new ideas. Training session was a good length as well. Great Price!" - Nic Brown OTR

"This course was very informative with great examples and how to these strategies in the home setting." Meghan Griffin, OTR/L

"As a pediatric occupational therapist, I know how foundational play skills are, and how many kiddos with ASD struggle with them. While I have read numerous amounts of studies and research on the topic, I felt like I was always missing the treatment intervention piece. Now, instead of feeling anxious about this, I feel much more able to see where a kid is currently functioning, and how I can build off of their already mastered skills. This training [The LPT Approach to Autism] is great for anyone teaching play, to any age, at any developmental level" - Duke Peltier, OTRL

"Meg has taken a huge amount of research, knowledge and experience and condensed it into a course that is accessible, practical and just makes sense. I highly recommend this course [The LPT Approach to Autism] to any OT working with young people with autism. You will not only walk away with explicit strategies and interventions but also a much deeper and useful understanding of autism learning styles and how this informs our practice. " - Christine Bagnall, OT (Australia)

"I cannot express enough how fervently I feel about practitioners starting this course [The LPT Approach to Autism] and their ability to feel confident in working with individuals with autism!" - Stephanie Kovaks, OTR/L (Illinois)

"I work in the schools and since working with Meg I feel so much more confident and effective in my delivery of OT not only to the kids that I work with but with the teachers and instructional assistants that work with the kids everyday. Her approach goes straight to the foundation of OT, meaningful participation in every day activities and she helps you understand how the learning styles of children with Autism affect their participation. There are tons opportunities for continuing education and techniques that are offered now a days, and many that I have taken but I have found working with her directly via her coaching has had the greatest impact on my everyday work in the schools. " - Erica Hou, OTR/L (California)