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Social Interactives: Using iPad Apps to Promote Social Communication (Live Webinar)
12/1/2016
Format(s): Live Webinar, Live Webinar (Group)
CEUs: CEU approval in process
1.5
Students who have difficulties with social learning and communication often have an affinity for technology. But how can clinicians use the iPad as a tool rather than just a toy? This webinar will discuss the features of apps that work well for social communication intervention, namely the use of video, audio, and visual support structures for interaction. The course will give exemplars and foster clinicians’ evaluation and selection of apps that support intervention activities such as play, use of socially relevant pictures and videos, and use of visual creation tools for video modeling, social narratives, scripts, and other visual supports.
Live Webinar
Member: $79.00
Nonmember: $103.00
Live Webinar (Group)
$229.00


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Success for Students With High-Functioning Autism
Format(s): Streaming Video
CEUs: 0.35
3.5
This course focuses on the impact of Theory of Mind on effective social-pragmatic communication for children and adolescents with high-functioning autism. The course describes the typical Theory of Mind deficits among this population – including tact, proxemics, social rules, egocentricity, naiveté, and jocularity – as well as social communication deficits and issues associated with social-emotional regulation that this population often exhibits. The course then explores the unique assessments and interventions that can address the specific deficits and challenges of students with high-functioning autism, which are distinct from those of students with more severe autism. The course discusses in detail best practices in social-pragmatic assessment and evidence-based treatment strategies and techniques that SLPs can put into practice to equip students to overcome social skills deficits.
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$130.00
Nonmember:
$169.00
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Social and Academic Success for Children With ASD
Format(s): Journal (Online)
CEUs: 0.45
4.5
This journal self-study addresses research and treatment ideas to improve the social and academic success of verbal elementary-age children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The self-study includes articles on two narrative intervention programs designed to improve the narrative abilities of children with ASD, which offer suggestions for how to implement such programs in clinical practice. It also includes a study that investigates how children with ASD understand and use gestures to identify nonpresent objects, with the intent of informing the design of intervention approaches for improved gesture use. A fourth article discusses teaching break requests to a child with ASD to help decrease problem behaviors and increase task engagement, which may improve the child’s achievement of treatment goals. Clinicians can use this information clinically to address the narrative and gesture skills of children with ASD and incorporate techniques to help address problem behaviors that may interfere with progress in treatment.
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$53.00
Nonmember:
$68.00
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Perspectives, SIG 1, Vol. 1 (Part 1), 2016
Format(s): SIG Perspectives and Exam
CEUs: 0.15
1.5
This Perspectives addressed current evidence-based practice in the social and other communication skills of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Guidance for including peer-mediated techniques in intervention, and differentiating pre-verbal from minimally verbal children with ASD, with the intervention implications are also addressed.
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$25.00
Nonmember:
$33.00
SIG 01 Affiliate:
$5.00
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Social Interactives: Using iPad Apps to Promote Social Communication (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar (Group),
CEUs: CEU approval in process
1.5
Students who have difficulties with social learning and communication often have an affinity for technology. But how can clinicians use the iPad as a tool rather than just a toy? This webinar will discuss the features of apps that work well for social communication intervention, namely the use of video, audio, and visual support structures for interaction. The course will give exemplars and foster clinicians’ evaluation and selection of apps that support intervention activities such as play, use of socially relevant pictures and videos, and use of visual creation tools for video modeling, social narratives, scripts, and other visual supports.
On Demand Webinar (Group)
$259.00
Member: $99.00
Nonmember: $129.00


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A Parent-Mediated, Play-Based Treatment Program for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Format(s): Streaming Video
CEUs: 0.6
6.0
This course examines The PLAY Project®, an evidence-based home intervention and consultation program for young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The program uses developmentally appropriate, play-based methods and coaches parents and other caregivers to extend treatment beyond the therapy sessions. The presenter explores the program’s main assessment and intervention principles, highlighting specific techniques and activities. The course also presents multiple case studies as useful examples of children's progress in treatment, the practical challenges of implementing a program, overcoming funding obstacles, and the importance of multicultural awareness in ASD intervention, including the adoption of the model for Ohio’s Part C Early Intervention System and a project that implemented the program with a low-income, underserved population in the Caribbean island country Saint Kitts and Nevis.
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$164.00
Nonmember:
$213.00
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Turning Problem Behavior Into Effective Communication
Format(s): Streaming Video
CEUs: 0.05
0.5
All behavior is learned, and most behavior is communicative. Many learners with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have difficulty communicating basic and complex needs, which often results in inappropriate behavior to convey messages. Professionals can support students with ASD by examining contextual features of inappropriate behavior in order to understand its message and then teaching students how to use more effective and efficient communication skills instead. While seemingly straightforward, this functional approach to improving communication skills requires careful consideration of several critical factors. In this session, Jason Travers will explore the communicative nature of behavior and provide suggestions for simple interventions to support socially appropriate communication that improves behavior and quality of life.
$15.00
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Language Intervention in Autism: The Implications of Neurobiological Research
Format(s): Audio CD and Manual, On Demand Webinar
CEUs: 0.2
2.0
Understanding the current research on the neurobiological basis of autism provides SLPs with the knowledge needed to address questions from parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This course discusses the progress being made in identifying early biomarkers for ASD, which may help SLPs in early identification of children at risk for ASD. The course also discusses what the neurobiology of ASD suggests about how individuals with ASD process information differently and how these differences can be accommodated by making changes in the environmental input controlled by SLPs.
Audio CD and Manual
Member: $74.00
Nonmember: $96.00
On Demand Webinar
Member: $74.00
Nonmember: $96.00


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Targeting Social Competence for Adolescents With ASD (On Demand Webinar)
Format(s): On Demand Webinar, On Demand Webinar (Group)
CEUs: 0.2
2.0
Individuals with ASD continue to struggle with social skills into adolescence. This course will explore case studies and review the growing body of research about interventions and strategies for working on these skills. SLPs who work in schools with adolescents with ASD will learn to identify key target skills as well as appropriate strategies and interventions to increase social skills and social competence in this client population.
On Demand Webinar
Member: $99.00
Nonmember: $129.00
On Demand Webinar (Group)
$259.00


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Early Childhood Development: Predictors of Future Communication Challenges
Format(s): Journal (Online)
CEUs: 0.45
4.5
This journal self-study explores the prelinguistic skills underlying speech and language development and the impact early delays may have on later communication proficiency. The articles in the self-study explain clinical indicators to help identify those children who are at risk for delays.
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$53.00
Nonmember:
$68.00
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Intervention Strategies for School-Age Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Format(s): Journal (Online)
CEUs: 0.6
6.0
The number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder has been on the rise for many years, and SLPs are increasingly providing services to these children across settings, particularly in schools. The articles in this journal self-study address treatment options for a range of school-age children with autism spectrum disorder, from those who are nonverbal or have other severe impairments to those who are verbal and higher-functioning.
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$60.00
Nonmember:
$78.00
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Autism Spectrum Disorders: Interventions for Communication and Learning
Format(s): Streaming Video
CEUs: 0.3
3.0
This course provides SLPs with a framework to aid them in planning appropriate, contextually valid, and evidence-based interventions for the growing population of children with autism spectrum disorders. Using two case examples, the course presents an array of strategies for selecting learning priorities and targets that truly make a functional difference in a child’s life. We also discuss connections to school standards and how to modify strategies for children of various ages. The course also includes a brief discussion of new and old diagnostic systems and their possible impact on practice.
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$125.00
Nonmember:
$163.00
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Assessment and Intervention for Social Communication Challenges: An Overview
Format(s): eWorkshop
CEUs: 0.3
3.0
This program includes three recordings that discuss an array of assessment and intervention strategies and service delivery models for addressing social communication challenges of students with autism spectrum disorders. The course describes specific assessment ideas and instruments, and provides examples of treatment goals that functionally address social communication. The program also explains the need for understanding and applying the DSM-5 criteria and the common core standards to the assessment and intervention of social communication in children with ASD. These recordings originally appeared in the 2014 online conference “Autism: Supporting Social Cognition in Schools.”
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$79.00
Nonmember:
$103.00
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Autism: Supporting Social Cognition in Schools Best Buy
Format(s): eWorkshop
Working with children with autism spectrum disorders can be challenging. Get the tools to assess the social cognition of this population while learning intervention strategies that support participation in the educational arena.
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$199.00
Nonmember:
$259.00
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Improving Engagement in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Format(s): eWorkshop
CEUs: 0.3
3.0
This program includes three recordings that discuss interventions to improve engagement and communication development of children with autism spectrum disorders. The course reviews tools to assess student engagement as well as key strategies to improve their engagement in the classroom and at home. Strategies for improving engagement with play, joint attention, and parent-child interactions are discussed at length. These recordings originally appeared in the 2014 online conference “Autism: Supporting Social Cognition in Schools.”
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$79.00
Nonmember:
$103.00
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Intervention Frameworks for Students With Social Communication Challenges
Format(s): eWorkshop
CEUs: 0.45
4.5
This program includes four recordings that highlight different scenarios for addressing social cognition and social communication in students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The course includes discussion of two distinct intervention frameworks: story-based (e.g., social stories and comic strip conversations) and applied behavioral analysis (ABA)-based interventions. Participants will also learn strategies to support social connections in the classroom for students with ASD who are using AAC systems. Additionally, practitioners will learn how to create opportunities for students to learn in natural contexts to encourage generalization of communication skills. These recordings originally appeared in the 2014 online conference “Autism: Supporting Social Cognition in Schools.”
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$109.00
Nonmember:
$142.00
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Reading Comprehension and CCSS for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Format(s): eWorkshop
CEUs: 0.4
4.0
This program includes three recordings that explore social cognitive links and treatment ideas to help promote both social skills and scholastic achievement—specifically reading comprehension and mastery of the Common Code State Standards. Participants will learn about ways to address the social perspective challenges that are characteristic of autism spectrum disorders when working on skills necessary to excel in reading comprehension and to master the CCSS. The program includes intervention suggestions based on evidence-based practices and literature, as well as demonstrations of activities for integrating CCSS and reading comprehension into students’ development of social skills. These recordings originally appeared in the 2014 online conference “Autism: Supporting Social Cognition in Schools.”
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$99.00
Nonmember:
$129.00
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Comprehensive Assessment and Intervention Using the DIR/Floortime Model
Format(s): DVD and Manual, Additional Manual(s)
CEUs: 0.5
5.0
The DIR®/Floortime™ model provides a developmental, interdisciplinary framework for constructing a comprehensive assessment and intervention program for children with autism spectrum disorders and other related neurological and sensory challenges. This program emphasizes the importance of relating, communicating, and thinking for the whole child within the context of human relationships.
DVD and Manual
Member: $149.00
Nonmember: $194.00
Additional Manual(s)
From 1 to 5: $89.00
From 6 to 10: $80.00
11 or more: $76.00


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