Peer-Mediated Interventions for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders - SLPA2018

Peer-Mediated Interventions for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

by Kathy Thiemann-Bourque, CCC-SLP, PhD
SLPA2018
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This course is credentialed for:
Audiology/SLP (0.10 CEU)

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Summary:

Peer-mediated interventions (PMIs) involve training peers without disabilities to be responsive social partners to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Peers and students with ASD are taught specific communication skills to initiate and respond to each other within engineered and routine social contexts (e.g., centers, recess, small groups). The goal of PMIs is to increase opportunities children have to interact in an adult-supported, socially successful activity that ultimately leads to more independent reciprocal interactions and possible friendships. For older students with ASD, peer networks are small groups of peers who meet regularly to plan social activities, seek solutions to social problems and create daily interaction opportunities for students with ASD, resulting in positive social experiences inside and outside of the classroom.

Objectives:

The goal of this peer-training autism spectrum disorders continuing education program is to provide learners with strategies to train peers without disabilities to be responsive social partners to young children with ASD. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify components necessary to recruit peers and set up effective peer-mediated interventions for students with ASD
  • Describe evidence-based social intervention strategies to increase social communication and reciprocity in natural school contexts
  • Discuss appropriate social communication goals and approaches to measure both quantitative and qualitative child-peer social outcomes
 

 
Approval Information
 
This course is intended for speech-language pathologists.
 
 
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Advanced level, Professional area)
 
Disclosures:
 
Kathy Thiemann-Bourque, CCC-SLP, PhD, is speech-language pathologist and an assistant research professor at the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, University of Kansas and holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Applied Behavioral Science, University of Kansas. Ms. Thiemann-Bourque has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose that relate to this educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 5/15/2016
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/3/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/15/2018

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Sandra B - AURORA, CO  ·  Sep 17, 2016
INTERESTING CONCEPT AND EXPLANATION
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Silvina c - Forest Hills, NY  ·  Aug 18, 2016
One wh wants to get an idea of what working with autistic kids entails, this is a good, cursory view of this.
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Tania S - Hemet , CA  ·  Aug 17, 2016
Awesome course definitely recommend to all
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ami v - Ardmore, PA  ·  Jun 17, 2016
Interesting content - a nice perspective, using peers as implementers of therapy
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Randie P - Palm Beach Gardens, FL  ·  Jun 10, 2016
informative and relevant
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