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Autism Spectrum Disorders and Asperger Syndrome for  for Speech-Language Pathologists honoring the late Nancy McKinley (pictured).

Speech-Language Pathology:
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Syllabus


Offered for 1 undergraduate or graduate credit.

 

Course Instructor

Linda R. Schreiber, M.S., CCC-SLP
Office Hours: By Appointment
Email: lschreibl@uwec.edu


Course Goals

Provide current evidence-based information on autism spectrum disorders and Asperger syndrome for individuals 3 years to adult.

Purpose of Course and Professional Standards

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) recognizes that speech-language pathologists play a critical role in screening, diagnosing, and enhancing the social communication development and quality of life for children, adolescents, and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and Asperger syndrome (AS). The core features of ASD and AS include impairments in reciprocal social interaction, impairments in verbal and nonverbal communication, and restricted range of interests and activities. Individuals with ASD and AS have special needs due to the pervasive nature of the social communication impairment. The purpose of this course is to present current evidence-based methods for providing intervention to this population of students.

In addition, collaboration with other professionals in the education of students with ASD and AS is crucial since communication occurs in all settings and throughout the day. As such, other professionals who work with individuals who have ASD or AS will find this course content beneficial and pertinent to their continuing education.

Course Requirements

To build a course, you must work with the course instructor to form and submit a plan describing the content of your course. Learning objectives will be created based on the content you choose. The courses must be equivalent to 15 hours in order to receive one university credit.

Options for course content include but are not limited to the following:

Course Number Presenter Title Time Required
TBD Temple Grandin, Ph.D. Animals, Autism, and Sensory-Based Thinking
1 hour live or recorded event
TBD Rhea Paul, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Transitioning to Spoken Language in Preverbal Preschoolers with ASD 1 hour live or recorded event
TBD Carol Westby, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Reading between the Lines: Making Inferences 1 hour live or recorded event
TBD Emily Rubin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Development of Symbolic Language in Children with ASD 1 hour live or recorded event
TBD Michelle Garcia Winner, M.A., CCC-SLP Rocket Science or Witchcraft: Can we choose different treatments for kids with the same diagnosis? 1 hour live or recorded event
TBD Sylvia Diehl, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Supporting Children with ASD in the Classroom 1 hour live or recorded event
TBD Elisabeth Wiig, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Executive Function Disorders, Inter-personal Conflicts and Conflict Resolution 1 hour live or recorded event
TBD Barbara Hoskins, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Kristin Noel, M.A. CCC-SLP Teaching Conversation: A Framework for Intervention 1 hour
TBD Kris Retherford, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Camp Campus: Strategies for Making a Smooth Transition to Post Secondary Education 1 hour
2675 Vicki Lord Larson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Asperger Syndrome: Strategies for Solving the Social Puzzle 2 hours
2838 Joyce Olson, Ed.S., CCC-SLP Effective Social Skill Instruction: Putting Research into Practice (text-based course) 1 hour
2923 Teresa Cardon, M.A., CCC-SLP Visual Supports Every Day in Every Way for Children with Autism 2 hours
2961 Teresa Cardon, M.A., CCC-SLP Social Skill Treatment Strategies for Children with Autism: Let’s Get Real 2 hours
3098 Vicki Lord Larson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Advancing Emotional Intelligence in Older Students with Language Disorders (text-based course) 1 hour
3378 Carol Westby, Ph.D. Theory of Mind: Implications for Development of Social and Academic Skills 2 hours
3383 Elisabeth Wiig, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Assessing Social-Emotional Awareness: From Theory to Practice 2 Hours
3403 Linda Hodgdon,
M. Ed., CCC-SLP
Using Visual Strategies to Overcome Communication & Behavior Challenges in Autism Spectrum Disorders 2 hours
3412 Lynn Dudek, M.S., CCC-SLP The Great 8 for SLPs and ASD 2 hours
3414 Moira Lewis, M.S., CCC-SLP Behavioral Strategies within Social Skills Intervention: Developing Treatment Plans and Goals 1 hour
3699
Emily Rubin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Emotional Regulation in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
1 hour
3783
Linda Hodgdon M.Ed., CCC-SLP
10 Things SLPs Need to Teach Teachers & Parents of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
1 hour
3804 Tina Veale, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Literacy Instruction for Children with Autism 1 hour
3877 Kimberly Frazier Baker, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Asperger's Disorder and Bipolar Disorder in Children (text-based course) 1 hour


Calendar dates:

On January 17-20, 2011, seven experts in the area of autism spectrum disorders and Asperger syndrome gave live, virtual webcast presentations  in their areas of expertise.  These presentations were archived and can be accessed through SpeechPathology.com.

 

Click here to browse the titles below.


Cognitive Play and Meaningful Language Use | Carol Westby, Ph.D., CCC-SLP | Albuquerque, NM

Communication in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders | Rhea Paul, Ph.D., CCC-SLP | Yale Child Study Center | New Haven, CT

Generalizing Use of Social-Cognitive Skills beyond the School Setting | Michelle Garcia Winner, M.A., CCC-SLP | Social Thinking Center | San Jose, CA

From Gestures to Language: The Development of Symbolic Language in Children with ASD
| Emily Rubin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP | Communication Crossroads | Monterey, CA

What Children with ASD and AS Need  to Be Successful as Adults | Temple Grandin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP | Colorado State University | Fort Collins, CO

Supporting Children with ASD in the Classroom | Sylvia Diehl, Ph.D., CCC-SLP | University of South Florida | Tampa, FL

Conflict Resolution in Children with AS and ASD | Elisabeth Wiig, Ph.D., CCC-SLP | Knowledge Research Institute | Arlington, TX

Description of Required Resources

Students must access the presentations and panel discussion of the expert speakers, either during the live events or via the recorded, archived courses. A computer with hard-wired internet access is required. These events comprise 9 hours of the course.

In addition, students must review 6 additional hours of course materials at SpeechPathology.com. There is a $99 fee for access to the course materials. A computer with hard-wired internet connection is also required to access these course materials. These additional 6 hours of course study complete the 15 hours required for one university credit.

Students can choose from the following courses to achieve their additional 6 hours (course descriptions and learner objectives will be found at www.SpeechPathology.com).


Course Evaluation


Undergraduate Credit

Students will take a multiple-choice exam following each element/event described above. In addition, students will complete a three-page reflection on what they knew before the course, what they wanted to know on the topic of autism spectrum disorders and Asperger syndrome, and what they learned from the course.

Graduate Credit

Students will take a multiple-choice exam following each element/event described above. In addition, students will complete a three-page reflection on what they knew before the course, what they wanted to know on the topic of autism spectrum disorders and Asperger syndrome, and what they learned from the course. This reflection must also address specifically how they will apply the new knowledge to their work setting.

In addition, graduate students will write a one-page response to each of three questions specific to issues in autism spectrum disorders and Asperger syndrome. Students will be able to choose three questions from a group of six.

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