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WEBINAR – Supporting Non and Minimally Speaking Gestalt Language Processors

Friday, March 1, 2024     |     9:00am – 12:15pm

CEU Hours: 3 CEUs approved by TSHA, TOTA, TPTA

Time: 9:00am-12:15pm CST

Location: Webinar


Facilitator: Katja Piscitelli M.S.,CCC-SLP

Katja Piscitelli is a speech-language pathologist and owner of private practice, Total Spectrum Speech Therapy INC, located in Sacramento California. Katja specializes in supporting gestalt language processors, implementing AAC, and generally supporting autistic students. Katja also uses her Instagram platform, @bohospeechie, to educate SLP’s and parents on these topics.


Did you know that MOST Autistic children are gestalt language processors? This is a unique way of language development that calls for tailored treatment methods. Join CCC-SLP, Katja Piscitelli, for an engaging and practical 3-hour introductory presentation designed for professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge of supporting non or minimally speaking gestalt language processors (GLPs). By understanding the Natural Language Acquisition (NLA) stages thoroughly, and how to tailor and implement AAC with non/minimally speaking GLPs, you will be better equipped to help move Autistic students from using delayed echolalia, to self-generating language. This comprehensive session will dive into what the NLA stages are, how to identify gestalt language processors on your caseload, and the basics of how to support students within each of the 4 main NLA stages.


  1. Participants will understand how to identify gestalt language processors vs. analytic language processors.
  2. Participants will be able to explain the 4 main Natural Language Acquisition (NLA stages).
  3. Participants will be able to summarize key components to supporting kids in each of the 4 stages of NLA (Natural Language Acquisition).
  4. Participants will list 3 key ways to tailor AAC to fit gestalt language processor’s needs.
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