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Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) CEU Courses for SLPs

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Hide and Seek: Recognizing females on the autism spectrum
Presented by Glenis Benson, PhD
Live WebinarThu, May 9, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #8855Level: Intermediate1 Hour
There is increasing awareness that autism spectrum conditions occur in females at a rate previously unrecognized. This course will discuss gender differences and the rationale for identifying these females so they receive appropriate support. This course is presented in cooperation with the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders (ABCLLD).

Evaluation of Children with Hearing Loss and Suspected Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Early Intervention Perspective
Presented by Wendy Deters, MS, CCC-SLP, LSL Cert AVEd
Live WebinarThu, May 30, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #8876Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
This course will examine the similarities and differences between hearing loss (HL) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) so that SLPs can assist in differential diagnosis for children 0-3 years old. Evaluation tools, speech/language characteristics of the degrees of hearing loss, listening skill progression, and typical pragmatic skill development of children with hearing loss will also be discussed.

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: #8615Level: 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: #8568Level: 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.

Camp Campus: A Guide to Facilitating Student Success in Higher Education
Presented by Kay Hagedorn, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #8514Level: 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: #8518Level: 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
Video
Course: #8516Level: 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: #8512Level: 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: #8506Level: 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: #8543Level: 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.