When a child talks late, it could be a passing developmental phase, or a symptom of speech and/or language disorders or a more serious disability such as autism spectrum disorder or intellectual disability. The purpose of this course is to provide a framework for differential diagnosis of these conditions in late talking toddlers and preschooler children.
Course created on October 1, 2015
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the key differences between a differential diagnosis and an eligibility evaluation.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the DSM-V conditions that include late talking (expressive language delay) as one diagnostic feature.
- After this course, participants will be able to differentiate Speech Disorder, Language Disorder, Social Communication Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the differences between social skills training in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Social Communication Disorder.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the risk factors that differentiate nonclinical late talking (late blooming) from long term, persistent speech or language disorder.
|5-15 Minutes||Criteria for late talking: Role of SLP|
|15-35 Minutes||Review of ASD and DSM-5|
|35-50 Minutes||Differential Diagnosis Considerations|
|50-55 Minutes||Confirmatory vs Differential Diagnosis|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
Stephen Camarata, PhD, CCC-SLP
Stephen Camarata holds a CCC-SLP from ASHA and received a PhD from Purdue University. He also completed post doctoral training at the University of Arizona. He is a professor of hearing & speech science and a professor of psychiatry at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville Tennessee. He is the author of the book: Late Talking Children: A Symptom or a Stage from MIT press (2014).
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented in cooperation with Vanderbilt University Bill Wilkerson Center.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Advanced level, Professional Area)
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