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Reveal Their Story: A Strength-Based Approach to Autism Assessments for SLPs
2023-2024 ESC SLP Webinar Series Spring Webinar #6 February 9, 2024

School-based speech-language pathologists increasingly face the challenge of recognizing the full range of autism spectrum differences and engaging students in productive diagnostic interviews. Participants in this Region 10 ESC workshop will learn to engage children and adolescents in sensory-based interviews using the MIGDAS-2 diagnostic interview system to obtain meaningful and distinctive qualitative communication samples to better identify the autism spectrum language profile. The session will highlight the use of the MIGDAS-2 visual framework and strength-based descriptive language to individualize the diagnosis of autism spectrum differences across age and ability levels in the school setting. Integrating the use of this qualitative set of protocols with autism-specific standardized communication measures will be discussed, along with outlining how the MIGDAS-2 strength-based process aligns with the IDEA special education eligibility guidelines for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Topics include gaining proficiency in structuring the sensory-based diagnostic interview using the Descriptive Triangle positive language, defining the role of the SLP on multidisciplinary autism assessment teams, differential diagnosis considerations, and discussing the diagnosis with parents.


Speech/Language Pathologist

Important Session Information:

2023-2024 ESC SLP Webinar Series

  1. September 29, 2023
  2. October 13, 2023
  3. November 10, 2023
  4. December 15, 2023
  5. January 12, 2024
  6. February 9, 2024
  7. March 8, 2024
  8. April 19, 2024
  9. May 10, 2024
  10. June 14, 2024
  11. July 12, 2024

Dimension 1.3: Knowledge of Students, Dimension 2.1: Achieving Expectations, Dimension 2.2: Content Knowledge and Expertise, Dimension 2.3: Communication, Dimension 3.1: Classroom Environment, Routines and Procedures, Dimension 3.3: Classroom Culture, Dimension 4.1: Professional Demeanor and Ethics, Dimension 4.3: Professional Development; Standard 2 - Human Capital, Standard 4 - School Culture

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Credits Available:
(2.5) CPE
(2.5) Contact Hours
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Contact Person:
Cynthia Elias
Marilyn J. Monterio
Date Location
(Friday, February 9, 2024 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM) ONLINE LOCATION SITE, Online Location

Education Service Center-Region 19 ~ 6611 Boeing Drive ~ El Paso, Texas 79925 ~ Tel (915) 780-5055 ~ Fax (915) 780-5034

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