Deafness and autism both affect communication, but deafness is frequently identified before autism. Learn to identify the differences in communication development when a dual diagnosis may exist, proper referral channels, and intervention strategies to promote early listening and communication skills.
Please note: You may earn ABA Tier 1 credits for this course if you complete it as part of course 36861, "Deafness with Autism: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach." ABA Tier 1 CEUs can only be earned when completed as part of course 36861.
Course created on July 6, 2021
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- After this course, participants will be able to identify typical social, play, and communication behaviors in children with hearing loss irrespective of amplification that aids in the differential diagnosis of hearing loss and autism.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the importance of interdisciplinary evaluation when a child 0-3 years old is suspected of having hearing loss plus autism.
- After this course, participants will be able to name factors that must be considered in order to develop an individualized and focused treatment plan for a child 0-3 years old with hearing loss and autism.
|5-10 Minutes||Communication behaviors that are associated with ASD|
|10-15 Minutes||Challenges in diagnosing additional disorders when hearing loss has been identified|
|15-35 Minutes||Evaluation of children 0-3 years old with hearing loss with suspected ASD|
|35-55 Minutes||Intervention for children 0-3 years old with a dual diagnosis of HL and ASD|
|55-60 Minutes||QA and Summary|
MS CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd.
Wendy Deters MS, CCC/SLP, LSLS, Cert. AVEd specializes in working with children with hearing loss and their families. She is the project co-coordinator of the AIM To Be Ahead™ Grant at Illinois State University, and an adjunct assistant professor at Northwestern University and Midwestern University.
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