Play Skills in Very Young Children with Autism...The Autism Podcast Series...Podcast 405


Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of for this podcast, ASHA CEU Course #405 Play Skills in Very Young Children with Autism, for CE credit for therapists as we examine differences in play skills for very young children with autism or red flags for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Do you recognize these behaviors in the young children you treat? 1. A child’s play skills are extremely delayed, meaning he plays much like a younger baby would play—mouthing, looking at, dropping, throwing, and holding toys—but not using familiar toys as they are intended. 2. A child’s interest in toys is restricted. He doesn’t seem to like toys. 3. A child doesn’t pay attention to toys for very long. 4. A child clearly prefers objects to people, but she doesn’t seem to know how to play with
toys. 5. A child plays with toys in unexpected or repetitive ways. For example, he spins wheels on a train or lines them up, but he does not play with the train in other ways. 6. A toddler is not showing any signs of pretending while playing. 7. There’s been little progress during therapy due to poor attention or interest with toys. If you answered yes to these questions, a child you’re working with has difficulty with learning to play with toys. Kids who don’t play miss hundreds of opportunities each day to learn language and interact with peers. Research also tells us that toddlers with ASD who have better play skills are much more likely to have better language skills as preschoolers and throughout childhood. When we prioritize play, we begin to see changes in other areas of communication too!

In this course, learn the:
7 indicators that differentiate autism from other language delays. (Play is one of them!)
importance of assessing and treating play skills for toddlers and young preschoolers with ASD or red flags for autism
differences in play noted in young children with autism
7 stages of play for toddlers and preschoolers
language skills children are learning during each stage
intervention strategies most effective for each stage
most important troubleshooting tips for targeting play skills.

Participants must have watched the video and paid the $5 processing fee to obtain a certificate of completion and/or to have your participation submitted to the ASHA CE Registry. Once the $5 fee is paid, you will be redirected to complete additional information online required to award a Certificate of Completion which includes completion of the Verification Statement that you watched the video, Self Assessment of Learning Outcomes, a Program Evaluation, Request for Certificate, and your ASHA number for filing ASHA CEUs (if applicable). Once all required sections are completed and submitted, you will receive access to generate your certificate which will be emailed to you upon final review of your submission. No credit will be awarded without completion of this entire process. ASHA CEU information is submitted monthly and will appear on your ASHA CEU Registry approximately 45 days later. Partial credit is not available. For Other Professionals: Upon completion and return of the forms and receipt of your $5 registration fee, a Certificate of Completion will be provided so that you may file for continuing education with your own organization or licensing agency.

Date 1/1/2023 - 1/1/2024
Trainer Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP
Contact Laura Mize (239) 235-7407
Principles 1. Support families
2. Active participation
3. Collaborative relationships
4. Specific IFSP goals
5. Comprehensive plans
8. Quality services
Credit Hours 0.5 - Atypical Development
0.5 - Intervention
Cost $5.00
Cut Off Date 1/1/2024
Status Closed