Social Communication Intervention for Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Speech-language pathologists addressing the social communication needs of young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) must make evidence-based decisions regarding the most appropriate goals and intervention strategies for an individual child and family. This program highlights available evidence supporting strategies for social-communication intervention with young children with ASD (ages 2–5), using video clips to illustrate frequently selected interventions to establish joint attention, communication, play, and social interaction. The importance of evidence-based practice in making clinical decisions regarding appropriate interventions to achieve targeted goals, implementing the selected intervention(s), and evaluating effectiveness is emphasized.
You will be able to:
- identify intervention goals that address the core social-communication deficits of young children with ASD
- provide a research-based rationale for the selection of intervention strategies that address targeted social communication goals for young children with ASD
- describe at least three social communication intervention strategies described as efficacious or promising by the available empirical evidence
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