The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 54 children in the United States has autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This continuing education module is designed to help speech-language pathologists (SLPs) understand how to integrate traditional and alternative therapies for the best possible outcomes. Interventions as diverse as diet, applied behavior analysis (ABA), video modeling, and medication are explored. Behavioral interventions and social skills training are honed for use in the classroom and SLP office. New methods for handling behavioral challenges are described.
0.15 ASHA CEUs
Approved for 1.50 continuing education clock hours for Kansas Speech Pathologists and Audiologists by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-S1057. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Definition and Diagnosis
Section 3: Treatment Considerations and Some Approaches
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Section 4: Behavioral Intervention Approaches
Overview of Behavioral Interventions
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Naturalistic Behavioral Approaches
Section 5: Relationship-Based and Social Communication Interventions
Social Communication Interventions
Susan Almon-Matangos, MS/CCC-SLP, is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist with over 30 years of experience. She obtained her bachelor's degree in psychology from Jacksonville State University and her Master of Science degree in speech-language pathology from The University of Alabama. She worked with clients of all ages and a variety of diagnostic conditions in school, hospital, skilled nursing facility, outpatient clinic, and home health settings. In her previous role as a national clinical director for a large contract therapy company, she created training programs for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology related to the clinical rehabilitation needs of older adults in post-acute care. She currently draws upon her expertise in her role at Relias as Lead Subject Matter Expert Writer for Speech-Language Pathology. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Disclosure: Susan Almon-Matangos, MS/CCC-SLP discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.Expert Reviewer: Louanne Waldron, M.S., CCC-SLP
Louanne received both her M.A. in Communicative Disorders and her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Alabama. She has over 18 years of experience in clinical settings including pediatric and adult outpatient, skilled nursing facilities, public schools, private schools, home health, and acute care. She has held multiple leadership roles with direct impact on clinical training and oversight of Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech-Language Pathologists. She has focused extensive study in the area of diagnostics and treatment of Dysphagia as well as treating patients with multiple complexities.Disclosure: Louanne Waldron, M.S., CCC-SLP has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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