This course is an introduction to social skills therapy for adults with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and related executive function deficits. We will explore the populations that need these services, why speech-language pathologists are a strong match for providing treatment, the types of assessment and treatments that show promise, and the challenges in working with this population.
Course created on February 20, 2018
- After this course, participants will be able to describe applications of social skills training for adults in clinical practice.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify appropriate candidates for social skills training.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the etiology and how to apply beginner-level assessment and treatment directions for working with adults with social skills concerns.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify at least one of each: a challenge, an advocacy opportunity, and a referral indicator.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction & Overview|
|25-30 Minutes||Evidence Influenced Practice|
|30-40 Minutes||Assessment & Treatment|
|45-50 Minutes||Why SLP|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Melissa James, M.H.Sc., (Reg. CASLPO)
Melissa James is a Toronto-based speech-language pathologist, founder, and clinical director of Well Said: Toronto Speech Therapy. Since 2012, Melissa has focused on working with adults with high-functioning ASD, ADHD and mental-health diagnoses which impact executive functions, and supervising speech-language pathologists doing the same. When not working clinically, Melissa is advocating for the role of speech-language pathology in mental health and disability services as a guest lecturer, co-developing courses (Improv for Adults with ASD, with Second City) and writing for the ASHA Leader Blog.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area)
International Association for Continuing Education and Training
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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.
California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 1 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.
Speech-Language and Audiology Canada
Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.