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20Q: From Kanner to DSM-5 - Autism from an SLP Lens, Part II
Presented by Theresa Bartolotta, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8615 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will describe the changes in diagnostic criteria and practices from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) criteria that were published in 1994, through the publication of DSM-5 in 2013. This historical perspective will enable speech-language pathologists to gain a deeper understanding of how autism has evolved through the decades.

Sensory Processing Disorder and Its Impact on Speech and Language in the Pediatric Population
Presented by Joleen R. Fernald, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
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Course: #8568 Level: Introductory1 Hour
Speech-language pathologists see children with a variety of communication challenges, often with co-morbid issues such as sensory processing disorder (SPD). This course will focus on SPD and its impact on speech/language skills as well as strategies to support the children with whom SLPs work.

Anxiety and Its Impact on Speech and Language in the Pediatric Population
Presented by Joleen R. Fernald, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
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Course: #8556 Level: Introductory1 Hour
SLPs see children with a variety of social-emotional challenges, but anxiety may be the most prevalent. This course will focus on anxiety and its impact on speech/language skills, as well as strategies to decrease anxiety in the children with whom SLPs work.

Camp Campus: A Guide to Facilitating Student Success in Higher Education
Presented by Kay Hagedorn, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8514 Level: Advanced1 Hour
This is Part 5 of the five-part series, Targeting the Social, Academic, & Transition Needs of Young Teens with ASD. Transitioning young adults with High Functioning Autism/Asperger’s syndrome to post-secondary education must be a comprehensive and thoughtful process to facilitate a plan for success. This course will outline the ingredients for successful use of a camp service delivery environment, as well as potential pitfalls. This course is presented in partnership with the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders (ABCLLD).

Building Skills in Inferring and Summarizing for Older Students with Social Communication Disorders
Presented by Carol Westby, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8518 Level: Advanced1 Hour
This is Part 4 of the five-part series, Targeting the Social, Academic, & Transition Needs of Young Teens with ASD. This course will describe (1) types of inferences, (2) difficulties making inferences, and (3) evidence-based strategies to promote the ability to make inferences. This course is presented in partnership with the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders (ABCLLD).

Narrative Interventions for Learners with ASD
Presented by Christina Carnahan, EdD, Pamela Williamson, PhD
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Course: #8516 Level: Advanced1 Hour
This is Part 3 of the five-part series, Targeting the Social, Academic, & Transition Needs of Young Teens with ASD. This course will discuss the factors that affect narrative comprehension for learners with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and a continuum for developing narrative comprehension. Specific strategies for supporting learners with ASD in accessing narrative text along a continuum will be addressed. This course is presented in partnership with the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders (ABCLLD).

Self-Determination and Transition to Adulthood: Promoting Autonomy and Student Involvement
Presented by Michael Wehmeyer, PhD
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Course: #8512 Level: Advanced1 Hour
This is Part 2 of the 5-part series, Targeting the Social, Academic, & Transition Needs of Young Teens with ASD. The self-determination of youth and young adults with disabilities has been linked to more positive school and adult outcomes. This course will introduce self-determination, review the evidence for its importance to adolescent development, and discuss evidence-based practices to promote self-determination and student involvement in educational and transition planning. This course is presented in partnership with the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders (ABCLLD).

Assessing Personal Constructs of Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Person-Centered Measure of Social Cognition
Presented by Sean Hess, PhD, CCC-SLP, Trisha Self, PhD
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Course: #8506 Level: Advanced1 Hour
This is Part 1 of the 5-part series, Targeting the Social, Academic, & Transition Needs of Young Teens with ASD. Many protocols used for assessing social communication skills of adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are based on behavioral observations. Social cognition encompasses processes underlying observable social communication behaviors, such as processes including personal constructs, which can be assessed using repertory grids. Repertory grids offer a person-centered view of social cognitive processes, which may provide a starting point for social pragmatic language intervention. This course is presented in partnership with the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders (ABCLLD).

20Q: From Kanner to DSM 5 - Autism from an SLP Lens, Part I
Presented by Theresa Bartolotta, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8543 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will describe the changes in diagnostic criteria and practices from the time autism was first described by Leo Kanner in 1943 until the DSM IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Fourth Edition) criteria were published in 1994. This historical perspective will enable speech-language pathologists to gain a deeper understanding of how autism has evolved through the decades.

Vanderbilt SLP Journal Club: Technology and Autism: A Refocus on Parent-Child Interaction
Presented by Anna Ausborn Kulaski, MS, CCC-SLP, Daniel Shaw, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8458 Level: Advanced1 Hour
Children with autism struggle with social engagement. Given Western society’s emphasis on academic learning and technology, a perfect storm is brewing with implications for connectedness to the social world. This course will discuss the obstacles technology can present to social engagement, and strategies to train parents to use technology to build functional communication skills.