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Introduction to Social Skills for Adults

Course: #8314 Level: Introductory1 Hour 1080 Reviews

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

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On Demand

Course Type: Video

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Introductory, Professional; IACET/0.1; Kansas LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe applications of social skills training for adults in clinical practice.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify appropriate candidates for social skills training.
  • checkmarkAfter 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.
  • checkmarkAfter 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
10-15 Minutes Population
15-20 Minutes Purpose
20-25 Minutes Framework
25-30 Minutes Evidence Influenced Practice
30-40 Minutes Assessment & Treatment
40-45 Minutes Challenges
45-50 Minutes Why SLP
50-55 Minutes Referrals
55-60 Minutes Summary, Q&A


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Presented By

Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Melissa James was paid an honorarium for this course by SpeechPathology.com. She is the founder and clinical director of Well Said: Toronto Speech Therapy. Non-financial: Melissa has co-developed courses for Improv for Adults with ASD and Second City and has written for the ASHA Leader Blog.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

Course participation information

To ensure you are ready to participate, please complete our short Test Drive to prepare your computer to view the course.

Review Technical Requirements

Login and logout times will be recorded and documented.
Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit, where applicable.

Live Webinars allow presenter and participant interaction. The exam and course evaluation for these courses must be completed within 7 days of the event.

On-demand courses include texts, video and audio recordings of live webinars, and multimedia formats. The exam and course evaluation for on-demand courses must be completed within 30 days of course registration.

To participate in the course, complete the exam, and earn continuing education credit (where applicable), you must be a SpeechPathology.com member.

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

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

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

continued, LLC, DBA AudiologyOnline, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.

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

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.