Is it Autism? Treating Toddlers and Preschoolers with Red Flags for ASD
ASHA course # 2011, Provider Code AAYF
This course focused on teaching evidence-based initial intervention strategies and activities for toddlers and preschoolers who exhibit red flags for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Parent education and coaching methods were highlighted throughout the course.
- Determine the two factors that best determine if a child with ASD will become a functional communicator
- Incorporate six simple principles from ABA into your sessions with toddlers and preschoolers
- Learn 10 different treatment approaches to target the core deficits of autism
- Design first sessions using fabulous, fun, and family-friendly intervention activities
- Effectively coach parents, caregivers, and preschool teachers with ideas to use at home and in the classroom
Evidence-Based Practice for Autism (0 – 10 minutes)
ABA Principles all Therapists Can Incorporate (10 minutes to 47 minutes)
Is Talking a Realistic Goal for a Toddler or Non-Verbal Preschooler with Autism? (47 minutes to 1 hour, 3 minutes)
Principles of Effective Treatment for ASD across Disciplines in Early Intervention (1 hour, 3 minutes to 1 hour, 22 minutes)
Coaching, Coaching, Coaching – Effective Ways to Involve Parents and Caregivers (1 hour, 22 minutes to 1 hour, 58 minutes)
10 Treatment Approaches to Consider for Initial Plans for Toddlers, Preschoolers and their Families (1 hour 58 minutes – 6 hours, 42 minutes)
- Meet a Child Where He Is
- Introduce Social Games
- Target Play Skills
- Back Up to Structured Teaching
- Work Specifically on Receptive Language
- Treat Jargon & Echolalia
- Facilitate Peer Interaction
- Focus on Early Imitation
- Begin PECS
- Establish Verbal Routines
Course Director Laura Mize, M. S., CCC-SLP, is a pediatric speech-language pathologist specializing in young children ages birth to four with communication delays and disorders in her private practice in Stanford, Kentucky. She earned a B.S. from Mississippi University for Women and an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from The University of Southern Mississippi. Laura holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA. She authors the website teachmetotalk.com, hosts her popular YouTube channel, and publishes a weekly audio and video podcast Teach Me To Talk: The Podcast. Laura produced a series of training DVDs for parents and professionals who work with children with developmental speech-language delays and disorders. Her best-selling DVDs and therapy manuals are used by pediatric therapists and speech-language pathologists in private practice, early intervention programs, grad schools, preschool programs, and continuing education conferences throughout the USA, Canada, South Africa, The Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Israel, Australia, India, Zambia, Greece, and the UK.
Financial – Laura Mize owns teachmetotalk.com and The Laura Mize Group and therefore receives a salary, compensation for speaking, and royalties from teachmetotalk.com product sales and also receives revenue from the YouTube Partners Program.
Nonfinancial – Laura Mize has no other financial or nonfinancial relationships with any author, publisher, or SLP whose work she recommends in this course. This course is offered for .65 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).
ASHA credit available after 12/17/20. Please make sure the date included on your participant form is after this date.
Unfortunately, pictures and jpeg images are not accepted by ASHA so we will no longer be accepting pictures of forms or jpeg images of the ASHA CE participant form. Please scan the form as a pdf. You will receive a certificate of completion so that you can track your own credit and record that as necessary. We are not responsible for notifying you that your form did not meet ASHA’s standards.
Satisfactory Course Completion Requirements
Participants must have watched the DVDs and completed additional information online required to award a Certificate of Completion which includes completion of the Self Assessment of Learning Outcomes, a Program Evaluation, Request for Certificate, and an ASHA CEU participant form or your ASHA number for filing ASHA CEUs (if applicable). Once all required sections are completed and submitted, you will receive access to generate your certificate which will be emailed to you upon final review of your submission. No credit will be awarded without completion of this entire process. ASHA CEU information is submitted monthly and will appear on your ASHA CEU Registry shortly thereafter, but sometimes it takes up to 45 days from the end of the month when you took the course. Partial credit is not available.
For Other Professionals: Upon completion of the forms, a Certificate of Completion will be provided so that you may file for continuing education with your own organization or licensing agency.
For Non-Professionals and Parents: All course content is offered at an Introductory, Professional Level and may not be suitable for all parents or non-professionals. If you’d like a Certificate of Completion, you may also register for credit.
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Questions? Email me! Laura@teachmetotalk.com.
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