Roles and Responsibilities of Speech-Language Pathologists in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Speech-language pathologists play a critical role in screening, diagnosing, and enhancing the social communication development and quality of life of children, adolescents, and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This program emphasizes the importance of family involvement and collaboration with a variety of professionals and communication partners, the facilitation of peer-mediated learning, the continuity of services across environments, and the importance of matching service delivery to meaningful outcomes.
You will be able to:
- describe a core conceptual framework for SLPs working with children, adolescents, and adults with ASD
- describe the role of the SLP in role in providing services and supports for children, adolescents, and adults with ASD
- list treatment approaches for autism services and describe the quality of the available external evidence
- summarize knowledge and skills needed by SLPs serving children, adolescents, and adults with ASD
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