Success for Students With High-Functioning Autism
Total Run Time: 3 hours, 49 minutes
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
You will be able to:
- describe how Theory of Mind, central coherence, executive functioning, and emotional intelligence affect social-pragmatic communication
- use assessment methods to evaluate social-pragmatic communication
- use evidence-based interventions to produce positive change in social-pragmatic communication
What is Included?
You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handout, references, and appendices, so you can access it from anywhere!
Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.
Watch a Preview
Kathryn Dow-Burger, CCC-SLP, talks about what she learned:
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