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Course # 4206
Development of Symbolic Language in Children with ASD

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CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Introductory, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0


Course Abstract

This course will outline the unique developmental patterns often seen in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) with respect to symbolic language development. The impact of neurological differences on language development will be reviewed with an emphasis on identifying critical intervention objectives for children using pre-symbolic gestures, single words, echolalia, and more creative sentence structures. Lastly, practical strategies to foster more conventional gestures, creative word combinations, and conversational discourse will be highlighted.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to describe core neurological differences that impact symbolic language development in children with ASD.
  • As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to describe the typical developmental progression of symbolic language development in children with ASD, from gestures to conversational discourse.
  • As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to identify critical intervention objectives for children with ASD who are pre-symbolic, using early symbolic vocabulary, or using more advanced sentence structure.
  • As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, participants will be able to identify learning and communication supports that foster the development of conventional gestures, creative language, and conversational discourse.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-10 Minutes Neurological differences and their impact on symbolic language development in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
10-20 Minutes Typical progression of symbolic language development in children with ASD, from gestures to conversational discourse.
20-55 Minutes Identifying intervention objectives and communication supports at different stages of communication
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q & A

Average Rating

(1121 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 1121 reviews

Review by: Member on April 11, 2014
THe information was extremely interesting.
Review by: Member on April 9, 2014
this was SOOO fascinating! feel like I understand my students so much better and am better equipped to respond to their communication needs.
Review by: Member on March 27, 2014
Practical real life examples
Review by: Member on March 9, 2014
It was clear and concise. She gave great examples and I can use the material tomorrow in my sessions.
Review by: Member on March 6, 2014
Very well organized, good examples, contained a lot of relevant and useful information
Review by: Member on March 1, 2014
great info
Review by: Member on February 11, 2014
New information to me with good examples
Review by: Member on February 9, 2014
Great examples and information. Will be very useful with my kiddos with ASD
Review by: Member on February 7, 2014
the examples provided
Review by: Member on January 29, 2014
Good examples
Review by: Member on January 26, 2014
just the right amount of discussion and examples.
Review by: Member on January 22, 2014
Great perspective of the mind of children with ASD.
Review by: Member on January 15, 2014
The topic was great and helped me understand teh phases of language development in the ASD population
Review by: Member on January 14, 2014
Visual supports of intervention strategies were helpful. Video, explaining difference in interpretation of it was fascinating!
Review by: Member on January 13, 2014
Good information that provided practical and usable strategies.
Review by: Member on January 9, 2014
loved the information.. I've felt like some of my kids on the spectrum hit a plateau and this information will definitely help!
Review by: Member on January 6, 2014
Outlined clear objectives/goals and strategies.
Review by: Member on January 6, 2014
Great examples of intervention techniques
Review by: Member on December 31, 2013
Good information with examples
Review by: Member on December 31, 2013
Clear information with great examples that I can implement and share with teachers.
Review by: Member on December 29, 2013
Great examples.
Review by: Member on December 28, 2013
examples
Review by: Member on December 28, 2013
practical and very informativewell organized
Review by: Member on December 26, 2013
Very clear. Great intervention examples.
Review by: Member on December 26, 2013
Good material
Review by: Member on December 23, 2013
Good information, but definitely an introductory level course
Review by: Member on December 23, 2013
Excellent examples, and explanation of developmental levels
Review by: Member on December 22, 2013
Contained a lot of useful information
Review by: Member on December 21, 2013
information was clear, examples given
Review by: Member on December 21, 2013
very specific information that is directly applicable to practice with children
Review by: Member on December 15, 2013
I took this course as a text course. I prefer the video courses. Otherwise it was an excellent course.
Review by: Member on December 15, 2013
Good organization, lots of concrete, functional ideas.
Review by: Member on December 13, 2013
clearly organized and informative
Review by: Member on December 12, 2013
The content was excellent. The only thing that held me back from rating the course as excellent was that the author mentioned a handout in the course, but it wasn't available on the site.
Review by: Member on December 11, 2013
Awesome course
Review by: Member on December 11, 2013
Clear
Review by: Member on December 9, 2013
Such a great presenter who provides concrete examples and you can tell she is in the trenches, so to speak, learning and working and doing! Thanks for passing along your knowledge.
Review by: Member on December 9, 2013
It was interesting to read about the development of language utilizing the visual supports going away from the simple "I want + object" sentence structure. I believe I can use some of the suggestions for implementing new sentence supports with my population.
Review by: Member on December 9, 2013
helpful examples
Review by: Member on December 8, 2013
Breakdown of information was well done. Visual examples of supports were helpful.
Review by: Member on December 7, 2013
I like the way she combined presentation of the topic with verbal and visual examples.
Review by: Member on December 6, 2013
It gave clear examples.
Review by: Member on November 25, 2013
Provided the building blocks to help develop meaningful communication in children with ASD
Review by: Member on November 23, 2013
It provided good, usable information and strategies.
Review by: Member on November 22, 2013
treatment ideas, practical, easy and different
Review by: Member on November 20, 2013
Good examples provided and very applicable to daily IEPs
Review by: Member on November 16, 2013
I enjoyed the content.
Review by: Member on November 15, 2013
very well-organized and information was very applicable for the school-based SLP
Review by: Member on November 13, 2013
Useful strategies for teaching subject+verb.
Review by: Member on November 8, 2013
Difficult topic explained well
Review by: Member on November 4, 2013
Excellent content!!!!!
Review by: Member on November 3, 2013
The course helped reframe how to look at ASD and better understand how the perspective those children impacts language development.
Review by: Member on November 3, 2013
Graphics
Review by: Member on November 1, 2013
Very specific examples to illustrate each point
Review by: Member on October 29, 2013
It was accessible online and there were helpful source citations.
Review by: Member on October 20, 2013
Very useful information. Presented clearly and gave many examples. I will definitely apply this to my work.
Review by: Member on October 19, 2013
relating strategies that have worked
Review by: Member on October 18, 2013
relevant information to my caseload
Review by: Member on October 13, 2013
I really liked the the hierarchy of intervention techniques and examples presented.
Review by: Member on October 12, 2013
everything was great
Review by: Member on October 12, 2013
Excellent breakdown of language and treatment levels for ASD.
Review by: Member on October 10, 2013
Understandable and useful information
Review by: Member on October 9, 2013
I love how the presenter broke down beginning communication into steps. It helped me to think about my clients and where to go next.
Review by: Member on October 3, 2013
Good information that I can apply to my current job
Review by: Member on October 1, 2013
Well organzed; useful information; clear examples
Review by: Member on September 29, 2013
It was very clear and to the point. Also, it was very functional and I will be able to apply it to the therapy process.
Review by: Member on September 28, 2013
great visuals
Review by: Member on September 25, 2013
excellent review
Review by: Member on September 19, 2013
Information was presented in a clear manner. Great examples and ideas to work on language with these kiddos. I did wish that the question and answers were written up at the end of the transcript.
Review by: Member on September 19, 2013
Well organized information - good examples / strategies
Review by: Member on September 17, 2013
I have a student with ASD on my caseload who is preverbal. I love that I can find appropriate CEU hours on SpeechPathology.com!
Review by: Member on September 15, 2013
very informative
Review by: Member on September 14, 2013
It gave specific examples for intervention in a developmental sequence.
Review by: Member on September 13, 2013
i work with this population mainly
Review by: Member on September 11, 2013
I'm beginning to work more with children and this was very useful to set goals and train staff
Review by: Member on September 6, 2013
EXTREMELY INFORMATIVE,WELL WRITTEN AND PRESENTED
Review by: Member on September 4, 2013
Visual examples
Review by: Member on September 1, 2013
This was a lot of new information for me, and I understood it!
Review by: Member on August 28, 2013
thorough
Review by: Member on August 24, 2013
I loved the specific examples of implementation, videos and pictures.
Review by: Member on August 23, 2013
I never really thought of ASD children looking at me as an object, but it makes perfect sense. Thanks for the eye opener.
Review by: Member on August 19, 2013
Examples provided
Review by: Member on August 13, 2013
The specific examples were very helpful
Review by: Member on August 9, 2013
The suggestions for intervention and clarity of the presentation.
Review by: Member on August 7, 2013
Very functional. Gave good insight into how ASD children view people. Provided excellent goals to set for ASD population
Review by: Member on July 28, 2013
I loved that practical examples were given on how to use within each child's developmental stage
Review by: Member on July 26, 2013
Best course I have taken on speechpathology.com yet! The examples and pictures, as well as practical advice about how to implement research outcomes in therapy was exceptional.
Review by: Member on July 25, 2013
A nice presentation logical with clear explanations.
Review by: Member on July 18, 2013
Very well thought out and easy to follow format.
Review by: Member on July 17, 2013
Very well organized and presented. Good tips and strategies for practical goal-writing and targets for therapy.
Review by: Member on July 17, 2013
Very organized and clearly written. Good information about practical goals for children with ASD.
Review by: Member on July 15, 2013
Excellent examples and visuals were provided.
Review by: Member on July 11, 2013
The outlining of specific objectives and therapy techniques to reach them.
Review by: Member on July 3, 2013
Practical strategies; well organized
Review by: Member on July 2, 2013
material was engaging
Review by: Member on June 30, 2013
Examples with pictures
Review by: Member on June 29, 2013
the video demonstration!
Review by: Member on June 29, 2013
This course introduced new research and content that will directly impact the intervention plans in which I participate.
Review by: Member on June 27, 2013
Gave practical suggestions and therapy ideas with visual supports.
Review by: Member on June 26, 2013
Learned things about language from an autistic child's perspective that I never heard! Great! Insightful!!!!

Course Information

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Course Presenter

emily rubin

Emily Rubin, M.S., CCC-SLP

Emily Rubin, M.S., CCC-SLP is the director of Communication Crossroads, a private practice in Carmel, California. She is a speech-language pathologist specializing in autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and related social learning disabilities. As an adjunct faculty member and lecturer at Yale University, she has served as a member of their Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic. She is also a co-author of the clinical manual for the SCERTS Model, a comprehensive educational approach for children with autism spectrum disorders. She recently participated as a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Ad Hoc Committee on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), a committee charged with developing guidelines related to the role of speech-language pathologists in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of ASD. She lectures internationally and provides consultation to educational programs serving children and adolescents with autism and related developmental disorders.


Disclosure: Instructor Disclosure: Not available. The content for this program was developed and published prior to the ASHA Continuing Education Board requiring instructional personnel to provide financial and nonfinancial disclosure statements.


Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Introductory, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit.

Please Note: The CEU exam and course evaluation must be completed within 30 days of course registration.

To participate in the course, complete the CEU exam and earn continuing education credit, you must be a CEU Total Access member.


American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area)


Kansas Dept of Health & Environment

Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.


Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.


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