First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Claire O'ConnorFollow

Mentor/s

Dr. Stannard and Prof. Little

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

When improving social skills in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, it is important to consider the verbal and nonverbal aspects of communication. Speech-Language Pathologists work on refining expressive language in children with ASD while Clinical Psychologists focus more on modifying their behavior. Using the different branches of knowledge from both clinical perspectives produces more treatment approaches for bettering social communication in children with autism. Although Speech-Language Pathologists and Clinical Psychologists work interprofessionally to determine the best course of treatment, one specialty may hold a greater impact over the other. Behavior can have an impact on social communication however, language is the driving force for how children with ASD communicate with one another.

College and Major available

Psychology BS, Communication Disorders

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

HN 300, Dr. Stannard and Professor Little

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

5-5-2021 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

5-5-2021 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Claire O'Connor, Psychology, Honor Student, 2021

Honorable mention, Most Scholarly Impact or Potential 2021 award.

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May 5th, 1:00 PM May 5th, 4:00 PM

Language vs. Behavior: The Greater Impact on Social Skills in Children with Autism

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When improving social skills in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, it is important to consider the verbal and nonverbal aspects of communication. Speech-Language Pathologists work on refining expressive language in children with ASD while Clinical Psychologists focus more on modifying their behavior. Using the different branches of knowledge from both clinical perspectives produces more treatment approaches for bettering social communication in children with autism. Although Speech-Language Pathologists and Clinical Psychologists work interprofessionally to determine the best course of treatment, one specialty may hold a greater impact over the other. Behavior can have an impact on social communication however, language is the driving force for how children with ASD communicate with one another.

 

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