Children with autism struggle with social engagement. Given Western society’s emphasis on academic learning and technology, a perfect storm is brewing with implications for connectedness to the social world. This course will discuss the obstacles technology can present to social engagement, and strategies to train parents to use technology to build functional communication skills.
Course created on June 19, 2018
- After this course, participants will be able to summarize the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for technology usage when counseling parents.
- After this course, participants will be able to list at least 3 parent strategies for utilizing technology to engage children with autism.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how the atypical sequence of development of nonverbal joint attention skills in young children with autism can impact use of technology.
|5-20 Minutes||Definitions and developmental patterns of joint referencing, joint engagement, joint attention|
|20-25 Minutes||Technology guidelines|
|50-55 Minutes||Parent factors|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Anna Ausborn Kulaski, MS, CCC-SLP
Anna Kulaski, MS, CCC-SLP, is a senior Speech-Language Pathologist IV in the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center’s Pediatric Speech and Language Clinic. She specializes in pragmatic and communication intervention for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and is also the lead speech-language pathologist who works with children with limited English proficiency (LEP) in diagnostic and treatment sessions. Kulaski coordinates the continuing education program for the pediatric speech and language clinic and presents frequently at the local, regional, and national levels about intervention techniques for ASD and LEP assessment and intervention strategies. She received her undergraduate degree in Creative Writing/World Literature from the University of Evansville and her master’s degree from Tennessee State University.
Daniel Shaw, MS, CCC-SLP
Daniel Shaw, MS, CCC-SLP, is a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist III at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center who specializes in autism spectrum disorders. He regularly provides continuing education on topics related to autism and serves as a lead SLP of a preschool communication-based classroom in the Preschool for Children with Autism at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He coordinates resident education in the Bill Wilkerson Center Pediatric Speech and Language Clinic to ensure medical residents are trained to serve children diagnosed with Autism and their families. He also specializes in fluency disorders where he has presented locally, regionally, and nationally. He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Trevecca Nazarene University and his master’s degree from Tennessee State University.
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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