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CSD 625. Social Communication in Autism: Assessment and Intervention

Credits: 3
Department: Communication Sciences & Disorders
Description: Communication, speech, language, and pragmatic characteristics of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), identification and assessment methods, and use of evidence-based practices for teaching communication.
Prerequisites: CSD 603 and undergraduate courses in language development and language disorders.
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Analyze the range of developmental social communication, language, and emotional regulation skills among individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
2. Integrate social communication with emotional regulation behaviors of children with ASD, from nonverbal to verbal, across conversational stages of communication.
3. Apply interpersonal and learning support strategies commonly used with individuals with ASD to address social communication, language and emotional regulation needs.
4. Assess the quality of evidence of a variety of intervention strategies used with this population.
5. Demonstrate Interprofessional skills in collaborations with individuals with autism and their families.

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