Autism is a disorder that affects an individual throughout the lifespan. According to the DSM-5, criteria for autism describe core dysfunction in the areas of social interaction, social communication, and behavior. Deficits in these areas can negatively impact an individual’s quality of life in the areas of community access, vocational opportunities, independence and social relationships. This talk will explore the role of the Speech-Language Pathologist in addressing these deficits to contribute to a greater quality of life for individuals on the autism spectrum. Functional therapy targets as well as research driven teaching strategies (e.g., use of technology in intervention, group instruction) will be reviewed. Strategies for effective collaboration across disciplines will also be discussed.
- Identify the impact of limited communication skills on employment, community access and social interaction for adolescents and adults with Autism.
- Identify functional communication targets for adolescent and adult learners.
- Apply teaching strategies that are successful for older learners.
- Identify importance of intervention that involves collaboration across disciplines
- Utilize strategies for transitioning to group instruction
Time Ordered Agenda:
|10 mins:||Speech, Language, and Communication Deficits and Implications for Adolescent and Adult Participants|
|15 mins:||Review of Functional Communication Targets for the Adolescent and Adult Learner|
|15 mins:||Teaching Strategies for Older Learners|
|5 mins:||Strategies for Collaboration Across Disciplines|
|5 mins:||Strategies for Transitioning to Group Instruction|
|5 mines:||Summary & Questions|
This event is being offered for .1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area)
Financial Disclosure: Ms. Bainor is an Employee of Eden II Programs and receives a salary.
Nonfinancial Disclosure: There are no relevant relationships to disclose.