Introduction to Social Communication Disorder

Introduction to Social Communication Disorder

This webinar “Introduction to Social Communication Disorder” was hosted by the Tourette Health and Education Program. Speech-language pathologist Pam Malley discussed the basics of Social Communication Disorder.

This webinar will explore:

  • What Social Communication Disorder (SCD) is.
  • How SCD is different from autism.
  • Why it’s important to know the difference between SCD and autism.


Pamela Malley is a speech-language pathologist and the parent of a child with Tourette Syndrome.  She has 25 years of professional experience and has served on the Education Advisory Board for the Tourette Syndrome Association since 2011.  Pam travels nationally, providing in-services for parents, educators, and speech pathologists on various topics related to improving social, academic, and communication skills in children with TS.  In April 2014, the Tourette Association honored her with the 2013 Distinguished Educator Award.  Her past work experience includes teaching in the university setting and serving adults and children with communication disorders in the hospital and school settings.

This free webinar is hosted by the Tourette Health and Education Program, in partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.