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Course # 3699
Emotional Regulation in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

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Course Abstract

This course will emphasize the critical role of emotional regulation in facilitating social and communicative competence in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Typical developmental sequences in emotional regulation will be reviewed along with the core developmental challenges in emotional regulation that are common in children with ASD. Practical supports to prevent behaviors that interfere with communication and social engagement during transitions, task engagement and emotional expression will then be highlighted.
This course was recorded on January 14, 2010


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Course Learning Outcomes

  • Upon completing this course learners will be able to describe the typical developmental progression of emotional regulation skills and their impact on a child's communication and social engagement.
  • Upon completing this course learners will be able to describe core challenges in emotional regulation that are common in children with ASD throughout their development.
  • Upon completing this course learners will be able to identify signs of emotional dysregulation and idiosyncratic strategies for emotional regulation.
  • Upon completing this course learners will be able to identify learning and communication supports that foster the development of more effective, conventional, and socially appropriate strategies for emotional regulation.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-15 Minutes Emotional regulation and its impact on social and emotional competence in ASD
15-25 Minutes Typical developmental progressions in emotional regulation
25-35 Minutes Signs of emotional dysregulation and idiosyncratic strategies for emotional regulation
35-55 Minutes Identifying supports to enhance emotional regulation for transitions, task management, and emotional expression
55-60 Minutes Question and answer period

Average Rating

(109 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 49 most recent comments out of 109 reviews

Review by: Grace on March 18, 2013
explanation of 'inappropriate' behaviorsand developmental progression of behavior regulation
Review by: Laura on February 27, 2013
Good course. Would have been excellent with more specific therapy ideas.
Review by: Kristina on February 21, 2013
By far my most favorite course and presenter. I will use this information on a daily basis with my students and staff. This was a great presentation that had so much great information concerning how to regulate students with autism before meeting their social needs. Absolutely loved it, was intrigued the entire time!
Review by: Donna M. on February 12, 2013
Excellent organization
Review by: Diana on January 22, 2013
The insight as to how a child with autism is less albe to predict the actions of others and how this impacts anxiety
Review by: karen on December 31, 2012
for me. some new info, some reinforced info, and how well it overlaps with many of the other presentations: even the one on empathic listening to the client....being in the emotion, then providing the visuals + language for it.
Review by: Heather on December 29, 2012
Great suggestions and examples!!!! Very applicable to all who work with kids with these issues!
Review by: Dawnell on December 28, 2012
Great information... helps me to understand why my child with ASD exhibits certain behaviors and will help inform my responses.
Review by: Shannon on December 27, 2012
At times, she talked extremely fast; however, it was great information, examples, etc.
Review by: Kristen on December 26, 2012
Excellent basic knowledge for anyone working with children with ASD.
Review by: Christine on December 26, 2012
Great informationSpoke really, really fast - hard to take notes
Review by: Anne on December 21, 2012
very concrete with clear examples. Rooted in neurology difference which made sense to a SLP mind.
Review by: Shelley on December 19, 2012
This speaker provides easy-to-understand theory and useful strategies when working with this population. Excellent!
Review by: Jane on December 17, 2012
clear & concise
Review by: Heather on December 17, 2012
I learned a lot from this presentation!
Review by: Debbie on November 27, 2012
Emily provided clear examples and notes
Review by: Victoria on November 18, 2012
well organized very specific and useful ideas
Review by: Michelle on November 13, 2012
extremely clear, useful and helpful information -- thank you!
Review by: Michele on November 8, 2012
Clearly communicated and offered current approach to iyoung chldren with ASD.. thanks!
Review by: Charlotte on October 29, 2012
excellent power point
Review by: Penny on October 15, 2012
Excellent and very competent presenter.
Review by: Lacey on September 30, 2012
i understand more about why my students present with certain self-soothing behaviors, such as flapping.
Review by: Sarah on September 21, 2012
very engaging topic and she made it made sense.
Review by: Alissa on September 20, 2012
Speaker provided information in a very user friendly format. Direct/practical therapy strategies, examples, etc.
Review by: Jan on September 16, 2012
Well organized and delivered, giving me more confident relevant information when working with ASD population.
Review by: Isabel on August 9, 2012
The speaker is great, the content is great, but again, just like in my previous recorded course, the recording stops half way through the course. This is very unfortunate!!! Iy is also very annoying.
Review by: Jennifer on July 8, 2012
Emily Rubin presented current, concise information and nice examples and visuals.
Review by: Megan on May 28, 2012
Great information and perspective.
Review by: Lisa on May 5, 2012
This course outlined both the difficulties and differences faced by children with ASD that cause them to experience emotional regulation and provided practical strategies to facilitate emotional regulation.
Review by: Lelis on March 5, 2012
The explanations of why children with AU struggle with unwanted behaviors and what those behaviors are really communicating. The presenter provided neurological explanations, along with behavioral explanations,and even included ideas on how to better assist student with emotional regulation. Very educative presentation.
Review by: Sangeetha on March 2, 2012
interesting and useful information
Review by: Donna on February 22, 2012
I enjoy anyone who has a positive, caring, and visually supporting approach when helping children on the spectrum.
Review by: Kristi on February 3, 2012
Discussions about real cases and how the material covered applies
Review by: Lisa on January 9, 2012
visual examples
Review by: Lynda on January 7, 2012
Well organized and applicable information.
Review by: Victoria on December 30, 2011
This course gave me new information. I will alter some of my interaction style with my ASD students. Thank you, Emily for the new insights.
Review by: Suzanne on December 30, 2011
The information is practical and presented in a way that makes it easier to understand. References to additional resources is always invaluable. I look forward to taking more courses offered by Emily.
Review by: Tzivia Esti on December 14, 2011
Clear explanations of the cause of specific behaviors in children with ASD
Review by: Elaine on December 13, 2011
tons of good information and great personal examples .
Review by: Judy on December 13, 2011
the organized way in which it was presented and the useful information.
Review by: Sandra on December 13, 2011
Useful, supported information about the relationship between neurological differences and presented behaviors, and strategies to address behavior, communication, and learning
Review by: Denise on December 4, 2011
Very helpful presentation, describes and explains why students with ASD demonstrate certain behaviors and how we can help with regulation.
Review by: Miles on November 8, 2011
This course had great information with functional support and examples.
Review by: Julia on November 7, 2011
Outstanding speaker, very competent and clear
Review by: Diane on November 5, 2011
Clear, simply stated powerpoint presentation. Pointed strategies to learn and utilize during therapy.
Review by: Maryann on October 20, 2011
The presentation was well organized and provided examples of how the techniques could be used in treatment.
Review by: Amy on October 10, 2011
clear speaker and organized slides
Review by: Lindsay on September 14, 2011
Organized well and very useful information.
Review by: Sara on September 9, 2011
Well organized, concise with good examples

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Course Presenter

emily rubin

Emily Rubin, M.S., CCC-SLP

Emily Rubin, MS, 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.

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