Early Identification of Autism in Children Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing (Live Webinar)
Live Broadcast: Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern time
Last day to register for Live broadcast: Tuesday, December 11, 2018, Noon, Eastern time
The differential diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children who have a hearing loss is challenging, due in part to the lack of valid standardized assessments for this population. This webinar will explore communication characteristics of children with both ASD and hearing loss and those who are deaf/hard of hearing but do not have ASD, focusing on distinguishing attributes. Awareness of the features that are unique to ASD in the deaf/hard of hearing population will enable clinicians to more accurately identify ASD in these children and lead to earlier access to appropriate and much-needed intervention. The webinar will also highlight the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration when working with children with co-occurring hearing loss and ASD.
You will be able to:
- list the obstacles to accurate diagnosis in this population
- list the benefits of early identification of ASD in children who are deaf/hard of hearing
- identify the critical elements of an interdisciplinary assessment
Group Registration Note: A group registration entitles you to view this program one time, on one connection. Any number of people may watch and earn ASHA CEUs/professional development hours. The person who will act as group leader for the broadcast should register on behalf of the group. The group leader will be able to play the webinar and pass out a link to group members so they can access handouts and the learning assessment to earn CE credit. The group leader needs to have, or create, a login to the ASHA Web site.