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Autism and Telepractice (WEBS0120134)

Course Description

This SIG 1 Perspectives activity focuses on how to work with students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their caregivers via telepractice. The first article provides five practical tips for supporting families of children with ASD while implementing effective interventions via various telepractice modalities. The second article reviews the feasibility of implementing telehealth programs related to behavioral interventions for families and their children with ASD. The third article explores the usability of a webbased application of the JASPER social communication intervention. The fourth article discusses the results of a survey completed by speech-language pathologists who utilized telepractice to teach children with autism to access and use augmentative and alternative communication devices. The final article shares current available research related to the barriers of and solutions to conducting telehealth assessment and interventions for families and their students with ASD.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • describe how to implement tools, develop culturally responsive relationships, and use ethical and professional standards when engaging in telepractice with families and children with ASD
  • state possible adaptations to and the effects of caregiver competency when delivering telehealth programming
  • define the role of and methods for obtaining participant feedback through usability testing
  • list strategies for enhancing the effectiveness of telepractice for caregivers and children learning to use and communicate with augmentative and alternative communication devices
  • describe the needs of and barriers for caregivers when participating in telepractice

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

Articles in This Course

  1. Five Tips for Implementing Telepractice Interventions With Family Members of Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder by Sarah N. Douglas, Sarah M. DunkelJackson, Atikah Bagawan, and Tiantian Sun, published in SIG 1, Volume 7, Issue 2, April 2022
  2. Iterative Development of Caregiver-Implemented Behavioral Intervention via Telehealth: A Focus on Feasibility by Leslie C. Neely, Amarie Carnett, Sarah Hansen, Meghan Courtney, and Katherine Cantrell, published in SIG 1, Volume 7, Issue 2, April 2022
  3. Development and Usability Testing of a Web-Based Adaptation of the Joint Attention, Symbolic Play, Engagement, and Regulation Social Communication Intervention by Stephanie Y. Shire, Stacy Arbuckle, and Wenjing Bao, published in SIG 1, Volume 7, Issue 2, April 2022
  4. Voices From the Field: Strategies for Effective Telepractice for Children With Autism Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication by Elizabeth E. Biggs, Michelle C. S. Therrien, Melinda R. Snodgrass, and Sarah N. Douglas, published in SIG 1, Volume 7, Issue 2, April 2022
  5. Coaching Caregivers of Young Children With Autism via Telepractice to Collect Assessment Data and Implement Interventions by James D. Lee, Christy D. Yoon, and Hedda Meadan, published in SIG 1, Volume 7, Issue 2, April 2022
Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 6
ASHA CEU*: 0.6
Item #(s): WEBS0120134
Available Through: April 02, 2027