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In this 5-hour workshop, Dr. Patricia Prelock, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, President of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), will discuss Theory of Mind in Autism. Emphasis will be placed on how Theory of Mind impacts communication and social interaction. Dr. Prelock will also provide strategies to facilitate communication and social interaction for people who have Autism.

Facilitating Communication and Social Interaction: Implications for Theory of Mind Assessment and Intervention in Autism

March 23, 2013 in Emerson Suites at Ithaca College 
Patricia Prelock, Ph.D., CCC-SLP


This workshop will describe innovative methods for assessing Theory of Mind in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) using both parent report and broad based theory of mind measures. Case examples will be used to identify areas of challenge in theory of mind, develop goals and recommend strategies for intervention. Research in theory of mind training and the use of social stories and comic strip conversations will be explained as strategies to facilitate communication, social interaction and perspective taking in children with ASD. Videotaped examples of theory of mind assessment and intervention will be presented.


The participant will...
1. Identify valid and reliable methods for assessing theory of mind in children with ASD.
2. Develop goals for intervention based on data gathered from assessment of theory of mind.
3. Explain at least two interventions that can facilitate perspective taking in children with ASD. 

Schedule 
8:00-9:00 Registration
9:00-10:00 Theory of mind: What is it and what does it look like?
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:30 Assessment of Theory of Mind and Establishing Intervention Targets
11:30-12:30 LUNCH
12:30-1:45 Strategies for increasing social communication and perspective taking using Social stories
1:45--2:00 Break
2:00-3:00 Strategies for increasing social communication and perspective taking using Comic Strip Conversations.

Conference is hosted by the Ithaca College branch of the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA).

PLEASE GO TO http://www.ithaca.edu/hshp/depts/slpa/nsslha/nsslha/ to register! The link to the registration brochure is on the right hand side of the site. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact IC NSSLHA at icnsslha@gmail.com. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

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