Communicating with Parents Throughout an Educational Evaluation for Autism Spectrum Disorder (2021-2022 Tri-State Autism Webinar Series)
Audience: Advocates, Educators, Other District/School Staff, Parents | Topic: Autism, Special Education | Hosted by: Office of Special Education
Presented by Susan Hepburn, Ph.D.
Parents play a crucial role in the evaluation of autism spectrum disorder. In this webinar Dr. Hepburn will share insights on how to raise concerns with parents about a child’s development, demonstrate how to describe the evaluation process to parents and explain best practices on how to interview a parent to learn about a child’s development and behaviors when autism is suspected.
After completing this webinar, learners will be able to:
- Describe how to raise concerns with parents about a child’s development/ behaviors, specifically when ASD is suspected.
- Demonstrate how to describe the educational evaluation process to parents, including how it’s different from a clinical/medical evaluation.
- Explain how to interview a parent to learn about a child’s developmental history and behaviors at home.
- Identify 3 important considerations when sharing findings of evaluations with parents.
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About the Presenter
Susan Hepburn is a Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University and a licensed clinical psychologist. She is actively engaged in teaching at the university and consulting in schools on educational identification and intervention for students with autism spectrum disorders. She is collaborating with community partners to establish a clinic on the CSU campus which will provide evaluations, consultation, and direct support to persons with ASD and their families.
Contact InformationCDE Autism Team
After watching this recorded webinar a certificate for 1 hour is available. Complete a brief survey and short knowledge check. A certificate will be generated if a passing score of 75% is achieved.