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Service Provision for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder (WEB3380)

Course Description

This journal self-study explores issues related to service provision for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by taking learners through the typical intervention process. The course starts with a review of speech sound assessments for children with ASD, an area that is not as commonly addressed in this population as other areas of communication. It then moves to how documentation of assessment results can be improved by adopting a strengths-based approach. A discussion of how SLPs in the U.S. and Taiwan use evidence-based interventions for ASD follows. And the course concludes with a discussion of an innovative way to approach social skills and friendships for children with ASD. Each article includes specific recommendations that clinicians can incorporate immediately into practice to improve all aspects of service provision for children with ASD.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • describe the necessary components of a speech assessment for children with ASD
  • explain the benefits of using a strengths-based perspective when documenting assessment results
  • compare and contrast the use of evidence-based interventions for children with ASD in the U.S. and Taiwan
  • describe the components of a supports-based approach to improving the social interactions of children with ASD


The following articles are included in this course:

  • A Systematic Review of Speech Assessments for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Recommendations for Best Practice, by Kate Broome, Patricia McCabe, Kimberley Docking, and Maree Doble/li>
  • A Pilot Study on Professional Documentation: Do We Write From a Strengths Perspective?, by Matthew J. Braun, Winnie Dunn, and Scott D. Tomchek/li>
  • Intervention Techniques Used With Autism Spectrum Disorder by SpeechLanguage Pathologists in the United States and Taiwan: A Descriptive Analysis of Practice in Clinical Settings, by Ming-Yeh Hsieh, Georgina Lynch, and Charles Madison/li>
  • Illustrating a Supports-Based Approach Toward Friendship With Autistic Students, by Verónica Vidal, Scott Robertson, and Laura DeThorne/li>

Learning Assessment
Online, multiple-choice exam

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 3.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.35
Item #(s): WEB3380
Available Through: September 08, 2023