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).
Course created on August 6, 2018
- After this course, participants will be able to define and describe personal constructs.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the process of repertory grids and how to use them to explore personal constructs.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify 2-3 ways repertory grids can be used as person-centered tools to assist individuals, families, caregivers, and professionals to better understand social cognitive processes of adolescents with ASD.
|5-10 Minutes||Challenges assessing adolescents with ASD|
|10-15 Minutes||Social cognition|
|15-20 Minutes||Social constructs|
|20-30 Minutes||Establishing repertory grids|
|30-45 Minutes||Sample repertory grids|
|45-55 Minutes||Application to intervention|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Dr. Sean Hess is a Speech-Language Pathologist in Wichita, KS who has experience working with students with autism spectrum disorder, students with complex communication needs, adolescent language development, person-centered assessment and interventions, counseling, interprofessional collaboration, and service provision to families.
Dr. Trisha Self is an Associate Professor and the Paul M. Cassat Distinguished Chair in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at Wichita State University in Wichita, KS. She teaches courses, supervises, and conducts research in ASD. She is a Board Certified Child Language Specialist with over 30 years of experience working with children demonstrating complex communication needs, including ASD. She is the coordinator of the Autism Interdisciplinary Diagnostic and Treatment Team Lab at WSU.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented in cooperation with the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders (ABCLLD).
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