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Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) CEU Courses for SLPs

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Animal Assisted Therapy in Communication Sciences and Disorders: The State of the Evidence
Presented by Sharon Antonucci, PhD, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarThu, Oct 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #9434Level: Introductory1 Hour
This is Part 1 of a two-part series. This course will review the evidence base for animal-assisted therapy (AAT), including discussion of areas where further research is needed, and will describe uses of AAT in speech-language treatment for cognitive and communication impairments including autism, dementia, traumatic brain injury, and aphasia.

Incorporating Animal-Assisted Therapy into Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Practice: An Overview
Presented by Sharon Antonucci, PhD, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarTue, Oct 13, 2020 at 3:00 pm EDT
Course: #9436Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 2 of a two-part series. In this course, practical guidelines will be reviewed related to incorporating animal-assisted therapy into clinical practice. This overview will include information regarding training requirements for animal-handler teams, benefits/challenges of the SLP acting as a handler, and clinical decision-making, including goal-setting, when incorporating animals into speech-language pathology clinical care.

Autism and Neurodiversity
Presented by Diane E. Treadwell-Deering, MD
Video
Course: #1033757Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course will review the concept of neurodiversity as it pertains to autism spectrum disorder, clarifying aspects of terminology, framework, and beliefs and comparing this model with the medical model.

We Are Our Memories: Supporting Autobiographical Memory and Personal Narratives in Children
Presented by Tiffany Hutchins, PhD, Ashley Brien, MS, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #9341Level: Advanced1 Hour
This is Part 4 of the five-part series, Personal Narratives Across Diverse Cultures. This course will (1) explain the development and importance of autobiographical memory, (2) describe how autobiographical memory is related to social cognition and personal narrative discourse, (3) describe how autobiographical memory is impacted in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), hearing loss, and childhood trauma, and (4) identify strategies to support the development of autobiographical memory in these populations. This course is presented in partnership with the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders (ABCLLD).

An Introduction to Hippotherapy as a Treatment Tool for Speech-Language Pathologists
Presented by Meredith Bazaar, MA, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #9317Level: Introductory1 Hour
This is an introduction to the use of hippotherapy, or equine movement, as a treatment tool for speech-language pathologists. This course will discuss the theory and principles of hippotherapy, impairments for which hippotherapy is indicated and contraindicated, examples of hippotherapy as an effective and efficient treatment tool, and the research base supporting hippotherapy.

Power-up Social Pragmatic Treatment Outcomes with New Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Techniques
Presented by Adriana Lavi, PhD, CCC-SLP
Video
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
Video
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
Video
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
Video
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
Video
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)