PYI 542: Training Social Use Language
Synonym:70858 (for web registration)
Faculty:Mary Elsa Abele
Meeting Schedule:Sat 10/2 (9:00AM-4:59PM)
Sat 10/23 (9:00AM-4:59PM)
Competency Area: Individual Assessment and Intervention Strategies
Required of and restricted to ASD Certificate students.
This course will focus on the needs of persons with ASD who are verbal and are self-initiating language. Participants will learn to teach the skills of social communication or pragmatic language so that students/clients can use language in context more appropriately. The three major deficits that affect language use, Theory of Mind, Central Coherence, and Executive Function, will be explored. The following goals for treatment will be presented along with implementation strategies: the learning of conversation and listening hierarchies, personal narrative skills, and verbally mediated problem solving using ‘self-talk’.