Therapy Mantra - June 2019

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) CEU Courses for SLPs

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Modified Leisure Skills for Students in Middle and High School
Presented by Rosemarie Griffin, MA, CCC-SLP, BCBA
Live WebinarTue, Aug 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm EDT
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.

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
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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.

Hide and Seek: Recognizing females on the autism spectrum
Presented by Glenis Benson, PhD
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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).

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
Video
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
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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).