Welcome to Kasper Enterprises!
I’m Tamara Kasper and three decades ago, I plunged headfirst into the field of autism treatment, first as a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) and then as the 16th SLP to become dually certified as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
I learned quickly that contriving and establishing motivation was essential, sometimes elusive, but achievable!! For 30 years, I’ve been enthusiastically pursuing and creating motivating interventions, workshops, and products to improve social communication skills in autistic individuals and others who struggle to speak.
inspire, excite change, empower
My life’s mission has been to bridge and expand knowledge, research, and strategies between SLPs and BCBAs, innovating and disseminating cutting edge treatment that would inspire, excite change, and empower autistic individuals and the professionals with whom they interact to inspire engagement, speech, and conversation.
The enterprise of Kasper Enterprises is to share these life-changing strategies with you!
A social smile, gesture, laughter, vocalization, or look of excitement signals motivation for attention and ongoing interaction-building blocks of communication. Learn to select and implement motivating activities (play chains) that inspire attention, attachment of meaning, and use of these social indicating responses.
When motivation for interaction is established, I can share systematic methods to promote speech production from use of AAC/ sign as a springboard to speech, to Sign to Talk Procedures using successive approximations (Kasper and Kaufman), to Phonetic Hand Cues. A decision-making chart aids procedure selection!
A dual view as SLP and BCBA provides careful analysis of the motivators, complex signals, and differentiated responses involved in the intricate process of building conversation. Learn from my years of experience leading social groups to analyze, teach, and generalize meaningful skills to promote social connections.