Topics in Social Communication Disorders: Virtual Course offers insight on current research, literature and trends.

Northern Illinois University’s School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders is offering a free course, Critically Appraised Topics in Autism and Social Communication Disorders. This 2 1/2 hour course uses case studies to demonstrate how family values, clinical expertise and research evidence are intertwined. Register today or scan the QR code.

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As a result of participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Assess how research was conducted and measured for quality.
  • Integrate research with family values and clinical caregivers’ expertise to make informed care decisions.
  • Describe current research trends in a variety of topics related to social communication disorders.

This course is presented by NIU speech-language pathology graduate students under the supervision of Allison Gladfelter, Ph.D.,, a speech-language pathology professor.

When: 9 to 11:30 a.m., May 11.


This course is offered for 0.20 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level).



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Northern Illinois University is an approved CEU provider for ASHA. Licensees should verify with their state licensing board for acceptance of continuing education units by reviewing the relevant state practice act and/or administrative code.


Virtual Course Schedule

9 to 9:05 a.m.         Login and Introductions.

9:05 to 10:15 a.m.   Presentations of Five Case Studies and Application of EBP.

10:15 to 10:25 a.m.  Break.

10:25 to 11:15 a.m.   Presentations of Five Case Studies and Application of EBP.

11:15 to 11:30 a.m.    Wrap-up and Learning Outcome Self-assessments Collected.

Dial-In Information

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Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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