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
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!
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: