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.
Course created on December 17, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to list 3 red flag indicating a mental health challenge or crisis in students with ASD.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe at least 3 ways to work simultaneously on a mental health challenge and social thinking skills.
- After this course, participants will be able to list 2-3 ways to manage a mental health crisis an adolescent may be experiencing.
|5-10 Minutes||Explanation of prevalence of ASD and mental health challenges|
|10-20 Minutes||Identifying red flags that this is a “disorder”|
|20-30 Minutes||How to differentiate a social thinking challenge from a mental health challenge|
|30-40 Minutes||Specific co-morbid mental health challenge and disorders (specifically, post-traumatic stress disorder/trauma)|
|40-50 Minutes||How to work on social thinking and mental health simultaneously|
|50-55 Minutes||Identifying a “crisis” and collaborating|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Sharon Baum, MA, CCC-SLP
Sharon Baum, MA, CCC-SLP, is a Speech Language Pathologist in the NYC Department of Education and provides services in the ASD Nest Program, as well as privately in the clinic setting and homes. She is also a freelance writer and has published for the ASHA Leader. She supervises interns, currently teaches a diagnostic evaluation course at Pace University’s graduate program and loves sharing ideas with colleagues and students. She completed her MA in Speech-Language Pathology at CUNY Lehman College and is obtaining her SBL/SDL at CUNY Hunter College. Sharon is currently a member of ASHA Sig 17, Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, with a high interest in mentoring and collaboration.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area)
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Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.
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