This in?service will provide background on social cognition and a variety of tools and strategies used by speech/language pathologists who are “in the trenches” working with individuals with autism. The presentation with include information on practices that support social perspective taking, social interactions, and self-regulation. Attendees will hear about and see supports used in educational practice with students with autism.
Characteristics-Definition, Facts and Myths
-Information and Examples of Social, Communication, Behavioral, Developmental and Sensory Characteristics, Current Etiological Understandings and Prevalence and Statistics.
-Medical Diagnosis vs. Educational Verification.
An Overview of Evidence Based Practices
-How to find out what interventions have evidence base
Comprehensive Program Planning
-An Over-View of what to include in a comprehensive program for students with an ASD
Participants will learn what theory of mind is and how it is connected to social skills and academic areas such as reading comprehension. The importance of teaching theory of mind and how to assess theory of mind will be discussed.