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.
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Course created on July 2, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to identify 5 barriers that make it difficult for individuals with ASD to access the school curriculum.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe 3 strategies that SLPs can use to help students experience academic success.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify 3 ways that SLPs can collaborate with teachers to help students with ASD overcome learning obstacles.
|5-15 Minutes||Core social thinking challenges experienced by adolescents with ASD|
|15-30 Minutes||Strategies SLPs can use to address social thinking challenges|
|30-40 Minutes||Evidence of social thinking challenges in the classroom|
|40-50 Minutes||Bridging social thinking strategies from therapy room to classroom|
|50-55 Minutes||Measuring success|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
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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0.1 ASHA CEUs
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