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The Subtle Presentation of Autism: Core Features, Gender Differences, Motivation, and Self-Regulation (WEB18311)

Presenter(s): Donna Henderson, PsyD
Course Description

In this presentation, Donna Henderson discusses the core features of autism as they present in children and adolescents with subtle manifestations of symptoms. She also focuses on the particular challenge of recognizing autism in girls. Then William Stixrud discusses the motivational and self-regulatory challenges experienced by students with a mild presentation of autism and emphasizes the importance of supporting the development of autonomy.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Discuss the ways that more-subtle autism symptoms present in children and adolescents who struggle socially
  • Identify the ways in which autism presents differently in girls and boys
  • State three reasons that students with autism experience more self-regulatory differences than most students
  • Discuss three ways of supporting development of autonomy in students with autism

Related Courses

This course is part of Key Courses on Identifying Autism

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: 2.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.25
Item #(s): WEB18311
Available Through: December 07, 2023