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Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) CEU Courses for SLPs

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Power-up Social Pragmatic Treatment Outcomes with New Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Techniques
Presented by Adriana Lavi, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9149Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
This course will present a multimodal approach to addressing social communication needs through a real-life, video-based peer modeling method that targets comprehension of social context cues, reading and using facial expressions and tone of voice. Specific skills such as detecting sarcasm, deceit, and expression of empathy will be discussed. This course is presented in cooperation with the Lavi Institute for Research and Professional Development.

Improving Visual and Auditory Processing in Preschoolers with ASD, presented in Partnership with Thieme Publishers
Presented by Kelly Vess, MA, CCC-SLP
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Course: #91161 Hour
This is Part 4 of a four-part series, Incorporating Movement to Comprehensively Treat Preschoolers with ASD. This course examines the impact of visual and auditory processing challenges for preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Participants will be able to identify deficits and describe evidence-based intervention strategies that improve auditory and visual processing to improve outcomes globally for this population, while developing critical motor skills. This course is presented in partnership with Thieme Publishers. (Part 1 - Course 9096, Part 2 - Course 9103, Part 3 - Course 9115)

Improving Complex Motor Coordination and Perception of Tactile (Touch) Stimuli, presented in Partnership with Thieme Publishers
Presented by Kelly Vess, MA, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9115Level: Advanced1 Hour
This is Part 3 of a four-part series, Incorporating Movement to Comprehensively Treat Preschoolers with ASD. This course examines the impact of motor impairment and tactile perception dysfunction on preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Participants will be empowered to identify deficits and describe evidence-based intervention strategies that address these motor and perceptual challenges to improve social, cognitive, and linguistic outcomes for these preschoolers. This course is presented in partnership with Thieme Publishers. (Part 1 - Course 9096, Part 2 - Course 9103, Part 4 - Course 9116)

Targeting Balance and Increasing Intentionality of Motor Movements, presented in Partnership with Thieme Publishers
Presented by Kelly Vess, MA, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9103Level: Advanced1 Hour
This is Part 2 of a four-part series, Incorporating Movement to Comprehensively Treat Preschoolers with ASD. This course examines the impact of poor balance, proprioception, and postural control, weak muscle tone, and restrictive-repetitive behaviors on intentional movement development for preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Participants will be empowered to both identify deficits and describe evidence-based intervention strategies that address these motor challenges in order to improve social, cognitive, and linguistic outcomes for preschoolers with ASD. This course is presented in partnership with Thieme Publishers. (Part 1 - Course 9096, Part 3 - Course 9115, Part 4 - Course 9116)

Incorporating Movement Activities to Improve Joint Attention and Executive Function for Preschoolers with ASD, presented in Partnership with Thieme Publishers
Presented by Kelly Vess, MA, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9096Level: Advanced1 Hour
This is Part 1 of a four-part series, Incorporating Movement to Comprehensively Treat Preschoolers with ASD. This course will describe how to comprehensively treat preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by addressing comorbid motor impairments. Participants will learn how to incorporate task-oriented fine and gross motor movement activities to increase joint attention and executive function skills to improve lifelong outcomes. This course is presented in partnership with Thieme Publishers. (Part 2 - Course 9103, Part 3 - Course 9115, Part 4 - 9116)

Helping Adolescents Navigate Mental Health and Social Thinking Challenges
Presented by Sharon Baum, MA, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9076Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course discusses the specific mental health challenges that adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) confront. It will also address ways in which SLPs can identify warning signs, differentiate social thinking challenges from a mental health challenge, and collaborate with others in order to work effectively with students when they are struggling with mental health issues.

Communication and Independence for the Young Adult with Autism
Presented by Lisa R. Audet, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9005Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Intellectually capable young adults with autism have unique social, communication and emotional needs. This course will explore the socio-cultural aspects of equity and inclusion that individuals in this group encounter. It will also address the interrelationship of individual needs, therapy strategies, and the skills needed in order to navigate this socio-cultural context.

Modified Leisure Skills for Students in Middle and High School
Presented by Rosemarie Griffin, MA, CCC-SLP, BCBA
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Course: #8957Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will discuss the importance of social skill instruction and leisure skill building for students with autism and other complex communication disorders. The focus will be on individuals in 6th grade to adulthood.

Vanderbilt SLP Journal Club: Neurodiversity and Speech-Language Pathology - Thinking Differently
Presented by Mary Alice Keller, MA, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8910Level: Advanced1 Hour
This Vanderbilt SLP Journal Club course will discuss neurodiversity - the idea that disorders like autism should be considered a normal human variation - and how it affects the practice of speech-language pathologists with their pediatric and adult clients. Theories and strategies, as well as professional and personal impact, will be addressed.

Helping Adolescents with ASD Access the Curriculum Using Social Thinking Strategies
Presented by Sharon Baum, MA, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8908Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will discuss the social thinking difficulties in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that create barriers to academic achievement. It will also describe tools that SLPs can use in collaboration with classroom teachers to help students with ASD overcome these challenges.