Success for Students With High-Functioning Autism
Success for Students With High-Functioning Autism
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Total Run Time: 3 hours, 49 minutes

This course focuses on the impact of Theory of Mind on effective social-pragmatic communication for children and adolescents with high-functioning autism. Timothy Kowalski describes the typical Theory of Mind deficits among this population – including tact, proxemics, social rules, egocentricity, naiveté, and jocularity – as well as social communication deficits and issues associated with social-emotional regulation that this population often exhibits. The course then explores the unique assessments and interventions that can address the specific deficits and challenges of students with high-functioning autism, which are distinct from those of students with more severe autism. The course discusses in detail best practices in social-pragmatic assessment and evidence-based treatment strategies and techniques that SLPs can put into practice to equip students to overcome social skills deficits.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • describe how Theory of Mind, central coherence, executive functioning, and emotional intelligence affect social-pragmatic communication
  • use assessment methods to evaluate social-pragmatic communication
  • use evidence-based interventions to produce positive change in social-pragmatic communication

Here's what your colleagues have to say:
"I enjoyed the presenter's engaging style. He was warm and funny knowledgable, thought provoking, while maintaining the aduience's attention throughout the session. The information presented was very appropriate, timely, and addressed issues/ questions/concerns related to servicing the ASD population."- Madlynn Anglin, MA, CCC-SLP

What is Included?

You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handout, references, and appendices, so you can access it from anywhere!

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

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Kathryn Dow-Burger, CCC-SLP, talks about what she learned:

Continuing Education

0.35
3.5
2/22/2020 to 3/1/2022
Intermediate

Product Information

Item #(s): WEB16302
Client Age: Adults
Format(s): Streaming Video
Language: English
Author: Timothy P. Kowalski, MA, CCC-SLP

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