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Assessment of Social Communication Deficits in School-Aged Children with Psychiatric Impairments (Updated)

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This revised 57 slide presentation offers assessment strategies for speech-language pathologists working with children with emotional and behavioral disturbances

Learning objectives:

  1. Explain the impact of psychiatric disturbances on language development of children
  2. List common pediatric psychiatric (non-autistic) diagnoses affecting language abilities
  3. Summarize the role of SLP in assessment of pragmatic language and social cognitive abilities of school-age children
  4. List formal assessment instruments used to assess pragmatic language and social cognitive abilities of school age children
  5. Describe informal assessment procedures used to assess pragmatic language and social cognitive abilities of school age children

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Product Content:

  • Psychiatric Diagnoses and Language Disorders
  • Psychiatric Diagnoses and Social Pragmatic Skills
  • Common Pediatric Psychiatric (non autistic) Diagnoses Affecting Language Skills
  • Role of SLPs Relevant to Social Communication Disorders
  • Social Communication Skills
  • Difficulty with Detection of Social Pragmatic Language Deficits
  • Where to begin assessment
  • Relevant Assessment Areas
  • Sample Areas of Difficulty
  • Useful Standardized Tests: Strengths and Limitations
  • Useful Informal Assessments
  • It’s all about ToM
    • First Order False Belief Task
    • Second Order False Belief Tasks
    • Strange Stories
    • Discourse Analysis
    • Procedural Analysis
    • Narrative Analysis
  • Conclusion
  • Helpful Resources
  • References