Sonoma County Office of Education

Diagnostic Center North: Interdisciplinary Assessment of Girls with Suspected Autism: Reframing our Thinking

Far more boys than girls are diagnosed with autism, but that might not be because more boys have autism. Often, autism in girls looks different from the stereotype of autistic behavior, which makes it more difficult to diagnose and easier for professionals to miss. When girls with autism are not accurately identified, they miss out on support that can help them understand their challenges, build skills, and excel in school. In this training, school psychologists and speech-language pathologists will learn how to work together to better assess and identify girls on the spectrum.

Participant Will:
  • Learn how girls with autism differ in their presentation.
  • Learn about assessment tools and methods to identify ASD in girls.
  • Learn how to work as an interdisciplinary team when conducting these assessments.
  • A Certificate of Completion is available to participants. This may be used to document professional development hours or applied towards the credential requirements for Education Specialist Level II non-university activities. The Diagnostic Center is also a California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board-approved continuing professional development provider.

    When Tuesday, March 14, 2023
    1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Location Virtual via Zoom
    Presenter Janet McLellan, Ph.D., M.A., CCC-SLP-L, Speech-Language Pathologist and Natalie Corona, M.S., School Psychologist
    Cost Free
    Audience Speech-Language Pathologists and School Psychologists.
    Registration closes 03/10/2023
    Registration Norma Leiva-Fernandez, 7075242750, nleiva-fernandez@sonomaselpa.org
    Questions Susan Langer, (707) 524 2802, slanger@sonomaselpa.org

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