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Katharine Beals--Talks and Interviews

education, linguistics, and autism

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Contact Katharine Beals at katharine [dot] p [dot] beals [at] gmail [dot] com


  • November, 2023. "Conceptualizing and Upholding a Communication Bill or Rights for Individuals Who Are Minimally Speaking." (Bronwyn Hemsley, Howard Shane, and Ralf Schlosser, co-presenters). American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention. Boston, MA.
  • April, 2023. Drexel University Chapter, Student Council for Exceptional Children. "Autism Basics." Watch
  • February. 2023. Special conference on the resurgence and rebranding of Facilitated Communication. Drexel University School of Education."What we know about language and literacy acquisition in autism".
  • January, 2023. Drexel University Chapter, Student Council for Exceptional Children. "Let’s talk about Autism.".
  • ResearchED Conference, Frederick. Octover, 2022. "What does ‘it’ mean? Boosting reading comprehension in students with and without autism."
  • August, 2020. ResearchED Conference, virtual. "Evidence-Supported Instructional Practices: Using intuitive 'information-integration' learning to teach language to autistic and L2 students online." Watch
  • May, 2020. Talk on Facilitated Communication for The Reading League. Watch
  • November, 2019. ResearchED Conference, Phila, PA. "Facilitating Un-facilitated Communication in Autism: How systematic instruction and implicit learning can unlock what's locked inside."
  • October, 2018. ResearchED Conference, Phila, PA. "Writing Wrongs." ResearchED Conference, 2018, Philadelphia. With Catherine Johnson.
  • November, 2017. ResearchED Conference, NY, NY. "Showing vs. Telling: issues of efficacy and equity in fostering and assessing math skills."
  • October, 2012. Keynote Address, Lehigh Valley Early Care and Education Professional Development Day. "Growth, Gears and Gadgetry: Nurturing Young Scientists in Preschool."
  • February, 2012. TEDx Talk, Enola PA. "Helping the World by Helping Our STEM Kids." Watch
  • October, 2010. New England Conferences on the Gifted and Talented. "Addressing the Needs of Mathematically Gifted Left-brainers" and "How About a Nice Game of Chess?".


  • September, 2020. Panel discussion hosted by Tatyana Elleseff, SLP. "Facilitated Communication, Holding on to a Fantasy" Watch
  • July, 2020. Interview with Susan Gerbic and Janyce Boynton on Facilitated Communication in Autism. Watch
  • October, 2013. Interview on School Reform News. Listen
  • June, 2013. Interview on The Inclusive Class Podcast. Listen
  • January, 2012. Interview on Harrisburg Public Radio, Radio Smart Talk.
  • October, 2010. Interview on BAM radio with Rae Pica. Are Schools Effectively Teaching Collaboration? Listen
  • March, 2010. SENG Newsletter. Improving Self-Confidence & Social Skills Read the interview
  • January, 2010. Nurturing the Nurturers. Interview with Tina Cahill on webtalkradio.net. Listen
  • November, 2009. Gifted Exchange. The Left-Brain Child. Read the interview
  • November, 2009. The Parents Journal with Bobbi Conner: A Little Help for the Socially Reluctant Child. Listen
  • September, 2009. Exceptional Parent and Child. Left Brained, Left Behind? Read the interview

For more information:

Contact Katharine Beals at katharine [dot] p [dot] beals [at] gmail [dot] com