This course provides an overview of contemporary autism research regarding neurodiverse social communication and discusses the practice implications for SLPs. Topics include autistic cultural competence, clinical priorities, client goals, and consideration for outcomes.
Course created on July 26, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to identify at least one reason for SLPs to discontinue the practice of training autistic people to adapt and conform to neurotypical social communication standards.
- After this course, participants will be able to list at least two findings from the research demonstrating evidence that autistic people's social behavior includes effective communication and effective social interaction.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe 2 SLP practice priorities to replace social skills training.
|5-10 Minutes||The 17-year problem|
|10-40 Minutes||Current research|
|40-50 Minutes||Social interaction|
|50-70 Minutes||Masking, eye contact and monotropism|
|70-75 Minutes||So, what's left?|
|75-85 Minutes||Goal makeovers|
|85-90 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
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Julie Roberts, founder of Therapist Neurodiversity Collective, is a late-identified Autistic CCC-SLP who has been practicing for over 20 years. Julie has worked in both pediatric and adult settings, including public schools, as a private practice owner, a Multi-state Regional Clinical Director, and a National Field Director of Corporate Compliance for the nation’s largest provider of rehab post-acute care. Julie’s articles and educational resources have reached well over three-quarters of a million people.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
0.15 ASHA CEUs
International Association for Continuing Education and Training
Continued, LLC, DBA SpeechPathology.com, 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 0.2 CEUs for this program.
International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards
The continued family of websites, including SpeechPathology.com, is a Certified Training Partner of IBCCES. This course is offered for a maximum of 1.5 CE hours for the autism certifications issued by IBCCES.
Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
Approved for 1.5 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 1.5 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.