ASHA Course Number: ACEF0453
Course Credits: 0.3 ASHA CEUs (3 hours); Intermediate Level, Professional Area
School-based SLPs play a strategic role in the assessment and treatment of students with deficits in pragmatic language skills. There are many factors that need to be considered following the assessment and determination of eligibility for services, including how school districts choose to utilize the skills and expertise of the SLP. Participants will review the defining characteristic of ASD and Social Language Disorder and have an opportunity to discuss strategies to assess and treat pragmatic language skills as part of a collaborative approach to intervention.
Financial Disclosure: Other than being paid as an employee of EBS Healthcare, Melanie has no other relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Melanie has no other non-financial information to disclose.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Explain the difference between ASD and a Social Communication Disorder, as defined in the DSM-5.
- Use a checklist of pragmatic language skills as part of a dynamic assessment.
- Discuss intervention strategies for treatment as part of a collaborative approach to intervention.
- 27 minutes: Introduction and Overview
- 21 minutes: Differentiation: ASD and Social Communication Disorder
- 22 minutes: IDEA and Eligibility for School-Based Services
- 23 minutes: Identification and Assessment of Pragmatic Language Deficits
- 26 minutes: Dynamic/Ongoing Assessment Using a Team Approach
- 29 minutes: Intervention Strategies Using a Team Approach
- 27 minutes: Group Discussion
- 1 minute: Wrap-Up