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Course # 2970
Understanding Asperger Syndrome/High Functioning Autism: Diagnosis and Intervention Strategies

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Course Abstract

This presentation will discuss the SLP role in the Diagnosis and Treatment of individuals with Asperger Syndrome/High Functioning Autism. The participants will understand important diagnostic criteria, targets for intervention and general strategies for improving overall success.
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This course was recorded on April 29, 2008


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Course Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will be able to list assessment tools used in diagnosis of HFA/Asperger Syndrome.
  • Participants will be able to state strengths and weaknesses of currently available assessment tools.
  • Participants will be able to name communication areas identified as weaknesses in HFA/Asperger Syndrome.
  • Participants will be able to list some specific intervention strategies for communication/social deficits.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-35 Minutes Overview
35-80 Minutes Diagnosis
80-110 Minutes Intervention Strategies
110-120 Minutes Questions and Answers

Average Rating

(66 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 23 most recent comments out of 66 reviews

Review by: Sarah on June 22, 2012
This was an outstanding course. I am an SLP with a son who has Asperger's, and this is the best presentation I have ever seen on the subject. I do not work with children with Asperger's syndrome, but I will be incorporating a number of the techniques presented into our home life.
Review by: Melanie on June 4, 2012
Speaker was informed and presented material in a clear manner.
Review by: Kim on May 7, 2012
In depth descriptions and treatment strategies
Review by: Dana on April 22, 2012
I liked the specific examples of intervention to use with students
Review by: Lisa on March 29, 2012
Very detailed info on characteristics, assessment, and intervention of Asperger Syndrome
Review by: Kendra on March 29, 2012
Another great tool kit and resource list.
Review by: Elizabeth on March 27, 2012
Very useful information especially about the differences between ASD and HFA.
Review by: Lori on February 21, 2012
great assessment and intervention techniques
Review by: Sangeetha on February 7, 2012
excellent presenter
Review by: Leslie on January 25, 2012
Extremely informative. Liked learning about the history of Asperger's.
Review by: Laura on December 29, 2011
good practical information
Review by: Diane on December 28, 2011
The presenter was very organized, stayed on topic, added very helpful info to make the info clearer and easy to understand. Gave excellent resources for functional therapy and strategies.
Review by: Mary on December 26, 2011
Good information in a very organized format.
Review by: Nataly on December 26, 2011
Information was presented very clearly. Useful strategies for treatment
Review by: Ardell on November 29, 2011
practical and comprehensive in two hours
Review by: Tracy on November 19, 2011
Very educated and experienced speaker was able to provide therapeutic interventions, information, resources and examples to help increase my awareness and skill level with Asperger's Syndrome.
Review by: Julie on November 14, 2011
She gave so many examples of therapy techniques. She gave us good recommendations of books to look to for resources.
Review by: Jeanette on October 20, 2011
Wonderful suggestions for diagnositc tools and intervention/strategies. Speaker was very organized. Excellent presentation.
Review by: Maryann on October 15, 2011
There was a great deal of information presented in a way which was easy to understand.
Review by: Ashley on October 11, 2011
well organized; practical information for diagnosis and therapy

Course Information

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Course Presenter

donna s murray

Donna S. Murray, Ph.D.

Dr. Murray has over 20 years experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum, providing speech-language therapy and autism consultation to families, schools and community agencies. She holds a joint faculty appointment in Pediatrics and the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders where she teaches a course in "Communication Issues in Autism Spectrum Disorders" and mentors student research projects. She is a past Co-President and current board member of the Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati, member of the Regional Autism Advisory Council and Hamilton County Autism Task Force. She has a particular focus in HFA and Asperger Syndrome. Her research areas include joint attention, language and play, and social skills development in children with autism spectrum disorders.

Disclosure: This presenter has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

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