Linda Hodgdon, M.Ed., CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist who is internationally known as a pioneer in developing the use of visual strategies to support communication for students with the communication, behavior or social skill challenges that are common in Autism Spectrum Disorders.
As an author, speaker and consultant, she has become well known world wide for her very practical information and strategies that guide communication partners to develop effective communication relationships with their children with autism.
With a focus on communication, Linda’s books and training programs are packed with “best-practices” and proven strategies for helping individuals from young children with autism through adults with Asperger’s participate more effectively in their life opportunities.
Linda’s long list of professional accomplishments includes:
- Her award winning, “ground breaking” book, Visual Strategies for Improving Communication, that has substantially influenced communication training for individuals with Autism.
- Producing the award winning Visual Strategies Workshop DVD Program that received the Media Excellence Award from Autism Society of America
But it's more than awards
The human impact of Linda’s visual strategies is profound for many families and their children.
Linda is passionate about sharing simple strategies that can create profound differences in how students can participate successfully in their life opportunities.
Here's what others say
Testimonies from thousands of educators and parents around the world report successes with visual strategies that transform lives. Here are examples.
I want to thank you Linda for understanding our kids. I felt so helpless and finally hopeless with my son’s needs. I felt like I was the only one on the planet at that time who knew anything about my son. I found your books. I bought your books. I watched your video conference on visual strategies. I was so happy to finally find validation.
I love your Visual Strategies Workshop DVD Program. We have a library to lend teachers, paraprofessionals and parents educational resources. Your series is the most popular item on our list. The way you blend the “real educational” stuff with your experiences make it so much easier to see the way it is with real people. I guess I mean you humanize the literature! We recently included your videos in our paraprofessional training. They loved you!
Thank you for doing such a great job in educating us. You help to validate what I already know and remind me of other things I have forgotten and need to reintroduce into my therapy.
Linda Watt, M.A., CCC-SLP
The information you presented made a fundamental change in my understanding of the reasons to use visuals and how to implement these strategies. I always thought they were more complicated than they are.
Linda Hodgdon is the undisputed expert
on using visual strategies to support communication
for individuals with ASD and related learning needs.