BACB®) 2 Type II
(QABA®) – 2 General (In-person)
APA: 2 General (Home Study) — NOTE: ONLY AVAILABLE FOR RECORDED WEBINARS
Though social skill deficit is recognized as a core characteristic of autism spectrum diagnosis, in practice many treatment programs and school classrooms struggle finding ways to accomplish success in this area. In some cases, social skills are not adequately addressed in the early years due to a perception these skills are too advanced to focus on at such a young age, or not appropriate with children that also have verbal and cognitive deficits.
In reality, when working with young children with ASD social skills may be a more difficult area for teaching due to many factors including deficits in verbal ability, cognitive ability, executive function, and theory of mind.