This is Part 4 of the five-part series, Personal Narratives Across Diverse Cultures. This course will (1) explain the development and importance of autobiographical memory, (2) describe how autobiographical memory is related to social cognition and personal narrative discourse, (3) describe how autobiographical memory is impacted in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), hearing loss, and childhood trauma, and (4) identify strategies to support the development of autobiographical memory in these populations. This course is presented in partnership with the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders (ABCLLD).
Course created on August 6, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the key features of autobiographical memory, and explain why it is important and how it is related to social cognition and personal narrative discourse.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe typical autobiographical memory deficits in four common clinical conditions: ASD, ADHD, hearing loss, chronic childhood trauma.
- After this course, participants will be able to list at least 3 intervention strategies to maximize autobiographical memory and personal narrative discourse in these populations.
|5-10 Minutes||What is autobiographical memory & why is it important?|
|10-20 Minutes||Relationship between autobiographical memory,social cognition and personal narrative discourse|
|20-30 Minutes||Elaborative reminiscing|
|30-55 Minutes||Supporting autobiographical memory and personal narratives in ASD, ADHD, hearing loss, childhood trauma|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Dr. Hutchins has researched the relationships from parent-child interaction strategies to child language and social cognitive development. She has developed and validated new measures of theory of mind that are widely used in research and practice. Dr. Hutchins has investigated the efficacy of story-based interventions to teach social communication skills as well as the nature, development, and treatment of social cognition deficits in four populations: ADHD, ASD, hearing loss, and childhood trauma. Dr. Hutchins teaches courses in the development of spoken language, psycholinguistics, measurement in communication sciences, and language disorders.
Ashley Brien, MS, CCC-SLP is currently pursuing her PhD in Interprofessional Health Sciences at the University of Vermont under the mentorship of Dr. Tiffany Hutchins. She has published and presented nationally on theory of mind, episodic and autobiographical memory, and the visual attention of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Her research focuses on episodic memory and its relationship to theory of mind and personal narrative discourse. She is currently designing interventions and treatment materials to support episodic memory, social cognition, and personal narrative discourse in children with ASD.
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