Understanding and treating social communicative impairments

Date: Wednesday, October 23
Time: 2 p.m. AK (3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET)
Where: Abobe Connect. 

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Presentation description

Individuals with FASD present complex clinical profiles. One key deficit that these children frequently share is their difficulty using language appropriately to manage everyday social situations. Because children with compromised social communication lack pivotal resources for resolving the dynamic challenges associated with the activities of daily living, interventions must be comprehensive and multidimensional. 

Several interventions that address social communication deficits and peer-related social problems will be highlighted. The goal of this presentation is to provide critical information about why these selected treatments should work and quality empirical evidence that they do.

This event will be recorded for later viewing. 

Target audiences

  • Health and allied health care providers
  • Educators and teachers
  • Families
  • Interested public

Continuing education

Two (2) American Psychological Association (APA) continuing education credits are available for attending this presentation. The fee for these credits is $30.

The continuing education credit request form is available here.

UAA Center for Behavioral Health Research & Services (UAA CBHRS) is approved by APA to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CBHRS maintains responsibility for this program and its content. These credits may be accepted by licensing boards and for other professional purposes. However, UAA CBHRS recommends consulting with your profession's licensing board to confirm acceptance of these credits prior to payment. 

  • None 
Learning objectives
  1. Explain the difference between an established intervention and an emerging intervention for treating social communication deficits
  2. Describe three empirically-based interventions for treating children with social communication deficits and their families

About the presenter

Dr. Truman Coggins is a Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences (SHS), a Research Affiliate at the University of Washington Center on Human Development and Disability, and Co-Director of SHS's Child Language Research Laboratory. Dr. Coggins is interested in children's use of language and social contexts; his research has explored the linguistic and social communicative abilities of children with FASDs.

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