Contributed by Molly O'Shea Polk on 03/19/2013
Facilitating Communication and Social Interaction: Implications for Theory of Mind Assessment in Autism
March 23, 2013 at Ithaca College
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.
Please visit the NSSLHA 2013 Conference website for additional details. The conference is sponsored by the Ithaca College Chapter of the National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association, The SUNY Cortland Chapter of the National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association, and The New York State Speech Language-Hearing Association.