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Best Practice When Assessing Social Communication with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Best Practice When Assessing Social Communication with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders

Time: December 7, 2018 from 10am to 11am
Location: Online
Street: Online
City/Town: Fremont
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Phone: 18003851607
Event Type: webinar
Organized By: Netzealous LLC - MentorHealth
Latest Activity: Oct 22, 2018

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Date: Friday December 7, 2018 Time: 10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST


This presentation will offer participants a variety of tools to help evaluate the social-pragmatic communicative features of High Functioning Autism Spectrum to acquire more relevant information with which to develop intervention strategies.

Why should you Attend: It is well known that individuals with High Functioning Autism Spectrum have deficits in social-communication skills. Engaging in one-sided conversational topics that hold little interest to others, a tendency towards hyper-literalism, an inability to understand idiomatic and abstract language are often present. Vocal tone may be flat and monotonous or may come across as condescending or outright oppositional. Add to this problem, the individual may have poor facial expressions which further serve to negatively impact how others perceive them socially.

Reading nonverbal language is often a weak skill for individuals with High Functioning Autism Spectrum. What many people fail to realize is how significant a role this skill plays in social situations. When was the last time you told someone you didn't want to listen to their conversation anymore? Did you ever state to someone you find his/her topic interesting? Likely you did not. Instead people use subtle body movements and facial expressions to signal approval and disapproval. We "read"these messages and alter our social interaction accordingly.

But what happens if you fail to attend to these messages. People will continue to use these techniques without success and eventually become overwhelmed and frustrated. That's when problems really happen because they likely will express their extreme displease to the individual and/or avoid them at all costs.

Areas Covered in the Session:

How to Recognize and Describe Social-Pragmatic Deficits in High Functioning Autism
Limitations of Standardized Tools when Assessing Social-Pragmatic Communication
Factors to Consider when Choosing Diagnostic Instruments
How to Extrapolate Meaningful Data From Social-Pragmatic Communication
How to write Meaningful Operant Goals for Social-Pragmatic Communication

Who Will Benefit:
Anyone who is charged with Diagnosing and Treating Individuals with High-Functioning Autism

Speaker Profile
Timothy P. Kowalski, M.A.,C.C.C. is a licensed speech-language pathologist specializing in social-pragmatic communication deficits and an internationally known expert on Asperger Syndrome.

Price - $139

Contact Info:
Netzealous LLC - MentorHealth
Phone No: 1-800-385-1607
Fax: 302-288-6884
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