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Reframing Social Supports for School-Age Students on the Autism Spectrum (WEB19781)

Presenter(s): Laura S. DeThorne, PhD, CCC-SLP
Course Description


This session describes how to work effectively within the constraints of school-based structures to improve outcomes for elementary school children on the autism spectrum. The speaker highlights key differences between a skills-based vs. supports-based approach to peer interaction in a school-based setting. In addition, she uses two case studies to walk through key elements of designing a supports-based approach—including goal-writing, activity selection, and strategy implementation.

This course is a recorded session from the 2020/2021 online conference “Practical Solutions for Elementary Assessment, Treatment, and Collaboration.”

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • write a least one IEP goal for social interaction that is consistent with a supports-based approach
  • select at least one shared-interest activity to support social interaction for a student on your caseload
  • document at least one new strategy to support a student’s social interaction

What is Included?

You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handouts, and references 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.

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COURSE DETAILS
Item #(s): WEB19781
Available Through: September 23, 2025