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Enhancing Functional Communication

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This podcast is part of the series: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Overview


Heather Britnell, MS, Jennifer Sellers, PhD


Glenwood-Autism and Behavioral Health Center


This podcast provides an overview of how to effectively increase the functional skills of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The presenter discusses the different types of communication commonly seen with people on the Spectrum. The presenter also discusses communication impairments that are often seen in people with ASD. Strategies to address communication impairments and examples of the strategies are provided.  Lastly, the presenter demonstrates how to incorporate the strategies in different types of environments and in different types of activities.

Length: 7:09

Content Areas: Professional Development

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

EDT (9-12) Teaching I
8. Determine teaching strategies needed to meet instructional goals and to address educational initiatives.
EDT (9-12) Teaching I
9. Create learning activities designed to meet instructional goals and to address educational initiatives.


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