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Using Pretend Play to Improve Communication in Young Children With Autism (WEB17224)

Presenter(s): Linda Watson, EdD, CCC-SLP; Jessica Dykstra Steinbrenner, PhD, CCC-SLP
Course Description

This webinar explains how improving pretend play skills in preschool children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can “play it forward” to improve a wide array of social and communication skills. Linda Watson and Jessica Dykstra Steinbrenner provide practical information to aid speech-language pathologists in selecting goals and strategies that will support the expansion of pretend play in young children with ASD.

Learning Objectives:
You will be able to:

  • explain to parents, teachers, and administrators how working on pretend play goals can contribute to improved social and communication skills in children wi1th ASD
  • use a developmental play sequence to choose appropriate, individualized pretend play goals, and apply decision rules to determine when to modify play goals
  • select play intervention strategies adapted to behavior and learning patterns common among young children with ASD

What is Included?

You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, references, worksheets, and eManual, so you can access it from anywhere!

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2
ASHA CEU*: 0.2
Item #(s): WEB17224
Available Through: October 27, 2023