Social Skills for Students on the Autism Spectrum
Updated for Summer 2023
This graduate course is designed for school-based related service providers including speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, psychologists, social workers, guidance counselors, or teachers who are seeking a deeper understanding of effective social skills intervention in the school setting. Participants will learn about and develop strategies for assessment, intervention, and monitoring social skills for students on the autism spectrum in K-12. Participants will also explore the double empathy theory and how interventions can be provided in a more neurodiversity-affirming manner.
(Available for 3 credits)
Course Number: ED 501-5401
**Textbook purchased separately and is available here
"I just took my first course, "Social Skills for Students on the Autism Spectrum." I have many students on the Autism spectrum and have already started using some of the interventions from the course. My PT sessions have been much smoother and I find that I have changed how I interact with them. Thank you!"
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"Really great course! I enjoyed getting to enhance my skills in social communication. I look forward to using what I've learned with my students."