Considerations for Autism for Speech-Language Pathology


Course Type: Video – 1 hour

ASHA Course Code: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) – 1050

As SLPs, it is imperative for us to understand the behavioral and communication needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Walk away with functional, evidence-based practices to use with clients and students.

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Additional Information


School Age


Exp/Rec Language


1 hour


.1 Continuing Education Unit



Financial Disclosure: Phuong Lien Palafox, M.S., CCC-SLP was an employee of Bilinguistics. Bilinguistics receives royalty payments for online courses.

Non-Financial Disclosure: Phuong Lien Palafox does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.

Approximately one out of fifty-nine children in the United States lives with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Understanding the behavioral, social and communication needs of individuals with ASD can maximize your efforts as a speech-language pathologist. This comprehensive course will provide effective, evidence-based practices with family-centered practice in mind.

This session provided evidence-based practices for speech-language pathologists working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Functional strategies to address behavioral, pragmatic and communication needs were discussed to maximize clinical and educational efforts. Additionally, family-centered practice was discussed to support the comprehensive needs of the client/student.

Participants will be able to:

Describe the characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder and how it is diagnosed.
Identify effective, evidence-based practices for clients and students with Autism Spectrum Disorder to address receptive and expressive communication, behavioral and social/pragmatic needs.
List considerations for family-centered practices when supporting the needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Time-Ordered Agenda:
02 minutes–Introductions and Disclosures
10 minutes–Definition of Autism Spectrum Disorders & Roles/Responsibilities of
35 minutes-Evidence-Based Strategies to Address Behavior, Social Skills and
10 minutes-Family Centered Considerations for ASD
03 minutes- Closing

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