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The Advanced Language Learner

Amplify their voice.

Online professional education and group coaching for speech therapists and BCBAs serving autistic students.



Know what to do next.

It’s such a joy to see autistic learners spontaneously communicating. But some kids plateau with only a few words or phrases, and it can be tough to find a way forward.

The Advanced Language Learner gives you a proven, easy-to-follow, and fully customizable framework so your students can take the next steps on their communication journey.

An “advanced language learner”:

  • Uses phrases spontaneously for a variety of reasons throughout the day.
  • Labels some items and actions on their own.
  • Engages in some parallel play with peers.
  • Is a Level 2/3 VB MAPP learner.

Learn an engaging combination of innovative speech therapies and ABA principles and —

Make meaningful progress with autistic students.


Know how to effectively assess students as they grow in their skills.


Feel comfortable collaborating with other professionals for your students’ benefit.


Develop expressive and receptive language skills.


Strengthen social skills while respecting students’ individuality. 


Feel confident sharing your expertise during IEP meetings.


See measurable improvement in your students’ communication skills.


Have a plan for exactly what to work on in every session.


Create effective group interventions.

“… provides information that can be implemented immediately.”

and other encouraging words from The Advanced Language Learner students

This is a great, comprehensive course covering your next steps for your autistic students who are moving past basic communication goals! Rose covers so much material in nice bite-sized modules complete with printables and tutorials. 

I truly appreciate the effort she makes towards bridging the gap between BCBAs and SLPs, with input from autistic individuals, to help us find the common ground, collaborate, and really focus on the individual needs of each child. 

The course definitely provides information and materials that can be implemented immediately for better therapy. 

– Candace Hayden, M.A., CCC-SLP

In the Advanced Language Learner course, Rose speaks through the lens of both an SLP and a BCBA, which is incredibly helpful in bridging the communication between the two fields.

Rose keeps student’s individual needs at the forefront of decisions on therapy targets. She incorporates autistic voices and has worked hard to keep therapy and training relevant to autistic learners. 

I appreciated her practical therapy ideas and sharing of materials to get us started. 

– Jenny Blackmon, M.A., CCC-SLP


Access practical how-tos that work.

When you enroll in The Advanced Language Learner, you can expect to receive:

The knowledge & tools
you need.

Get guidance that’s both grounded in research and
immediately actionable.

The child-centered approach you want.

Know how to apply ABA principles while still honoring
autistic students’ individuality.

The child-centered approach you want.

Too often, ABA is employed as a one-size-fits-all method that disregards each child’s unique capabilities and needs.

I teach you to apply ABA principles in a way that helps autistic students learn—while still honoring their individuality.

The community support
you crave.

Access an exclusive online community of professionals
and parents.

5 hours of on-demand instruction, 5 downloadable resources, 9 demonstration videos

The Advanced Language Learner Curriculum

Commit to just an hour a day, and by this time next week you’ll be able to:

Confidently assess autistic learners’ communication skills.

Discover five key assessment tools for advanced language learners, and understand the importance of collaboration.

Develop meaningful, actionable IEP goals.

Master the art of SMART goals, know your students are working on skills that will make a difference, and never dread an IEP meeting again.

Know exactly what to work on in therapy sessions.

Discover the most transformative and responsible interventions supporting expressive, receptive, and social language skills.

Leverage group therapy to accelerate language development.

Create cooperative learning opportunities that are effective (and fun!). 

Collect useful data to keep students moving forward.

Skyrocket progress by focusing on the right targets.

Collaborate with colleagues on a new level.

Learn how to overcome barriers to BCBA/SLP partnerships—for your students’ sake.

Course Bonuses

(Because you work your tail off, and you deserve them!)

Advanced Language Learner Goal Bank

Real-life examples of specific, measurable goals for expressive language, receptive language, play skills, and imitation.


Two adaptive books for no-prep group activities plus a fall language workbook, grocery store visuals, and more.

Monthly Group Coaching Calls

Ask your most pressing questions and get expert guidance so you can find your way forward.

ASHA- and ACE-approved CEUs

Get .5 ASHA CEUs and 5 ACE CEUs at no additional cost when you complete a short course quiz.

Group pricing is available! Contact me for details.

Rose Griffin, CCC-SLP, BCBA,
ASHA-approved CE provider.

I’ve been where you are.

When I first began working with autistic students, I felt completely overwhelmed. But I adored these kids, and I was determined to figure out how to help them communicate.

For the past 20+ years, I’ve focused exclusively on autistic learners in both public schools and ABA clinics. The strategies I’ve developed along the way—the same ones you’ll learn through my courses—changed my students’ lives. And mine, too.

I’m looking forward to meeting you inside The Advanced Language Learner.

I’ve been where you are.

When I first began working with autistic students, I felt completely overwhelmed. But I adored these kids, and I was determined to figure out how to help them communicate.

For the past 20+ years, I’ve focused exclusively on autistic learners in both public schools and ABA clinics. The strategies I’ve developed along the way—the same ones you’ll learn through my courses—changed my students’ lives. And mine, too.

I’m looking forward to meeting you inside Start Communicating Today.

Rose Griffin, Founder of ABA Speech

Feel supported in your work.

Too many professional development courses are frustratingly theoretical. And if you need help actually applying what you’ve learned, there’s nowhere to turn. 

That’s why your Advanced Language Learner purchase includes exclusive access to my online community, along with monthly group coaching sessions.

Take advantage of early-bird pricing.


Access to The Advanced Language Learner course – $697 value


Access to exclusive the ABA SPEECH CONNECTION Community- $247 value


Monthly group coaching calls with Rose – $885 value


Advanced language learner goal bank – $79 value


Lesson-planning guide for advanced language learners – $197 value


ASHA-approved course for .5 CEUs




FREE with your ABA SPEECH CONNECTION Membership 

Make an even bigger impact.


Enroll in The Advanced Language Learner.

You get on-demand access to the course for a full 3 months. Binge the whole thing in a couple afternoons, or take your time. It’s up to you!


Level-up your skills. Guaranteed.

If you watch the videos and your therapy sessions don’t feel more productive (and fun!), request a refund within three days of purchase.


Feel confident you’re doing your best for every student.

Be proud of the work you’re doing to help your autistic learners expand their communication skills. 

Is ABA really OK?

And other important questions…

Is ABA really OK? I've heard criticism...

I’m so glad you asked this. Some adults in the autistic community are uncomfortable with ABA. That’s because too often ABA is employed as a one-size-fits-all approach that disregards each child’s unique capabilities and needs.

That’s not how I approach this work. I’ll teach you to apply ABA principles in thoughtful ways that help autistic students learn—without compromising their individuality.

I'm already feeling stretched thin. Do I really have time for this?

I totally hear that! That’s why I’ve structured The Advanced Language Learner to give you maximum results in minimum time.

Every module and resource inside the program gives you must-know information and apply-today strategies. With some subtle tweaks to your therapy, you’ll be amazed by how much more spacious and streamlined your sessions feel!

The Advanced Language Learner is truly a gift to your students and to your future self. And if life is a little hectic right now, no problem! You can devour the entire program in a couple of sittings, or work through everything in little bites and take as much time as you need.

I'm a special education professional. Will this course benefit me?

Absolutely yes. This course will be transformative for your students (and you!).

My child has autism. Will this course help me?

This course is designed specifically for SLPs and BCBAs. I recommend parents of advanced language learners collaborate with teachers and therapists to connect classroom teaching with at-home learning.

Do you offer group pricing? And do you take purchase orders?

How long do I have access to the course?

You have 24/7 access to the course for 3 months from your date of purchase.

Can I share one of the resources I got in the Advanced Language Learner course with another therapist or colleague?

Please don’t. Each purchase is intended for one person. If you know someone who would benefit from an ABA Speech resource, please send them to

Can I get a trial period? What if I’m not happy with the program?

If you watch the video tutorials inside the modules and decide this course isn’t for you, contact me within 3 days of your purchase, and I’ll process your refund—no questions asked.

Please note: If you download any of the bonuses or PDFs, I’m unable to grant a refund because of the instant and irrevocable access you receive once they’re delivered.

How can I leave feedback or ask you questions?

I’d love to hear your feedback and answer your questions. You can send them to, and I’ll respond within a week.