Complex Considerations for Treating Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder
These Perspectives (SIG 1) provided an overview of how the core deficits of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) impact reading comprehension, proposed the use of a client-directed model of intervention called social currency, and reviewed characteristics of narrative language that make it a critical context for advanced language development in adolescents with ASD.
You will be able to:
- compare and contrast the development of reading for individuals who are typically developing and those with autism spectrum disorder
- describe an integrated approach to address the cognitive, social-communicative needs of adolescents and young adults with autism
- develop age-appropriate narrative language goals for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder for both fiction and personal experience contexts