High Functioning Autism: Proven and Practical Interventions for Challenging Behaviors with Children and Adolescents
May 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dr. Meghan Barlow will be presenting at this intensive, full-day workshop that provides proven intervention strategies, essential treatment tools, and behavioral techniques to help you analyze behaviors and actions, identify consequences for behaviors, and teach new skills to children, adolescents and young adults with high-functioning autism (HFA). Walk away with practical intervention techniques for social success, behaviour changes and overcoming challenging co-occurring behaviors that deliver success through adulthood.
The challenging co-occurring issues to be addressed are:
- Social Skills Deficits
- Communication Deficits
- Meltdowns, Outbursts, and Non-Compliance
- ADHD & OCD
- Psychotropic Medication
Gain valuable insight into how information processing, communication, and social skills deficits lead to difficulty in the home, school, occupational, and social settings. Learn how to prioritize a plan for intervention and implement strategies in order to improve functioning across all areas. We will explore HFA and the new DSM-5® diagnosis of Social- Pragmatic Communication Disorder. You will receive the necessary tools to gain effective collaboration between clinicians, educators and parents.
Through case studies, video clips and class participation you will leave this workshop with an improved understanding of HFA and the confidence to develop and implement effective treatment plans. Don’t just manage these individuals; provide interventions that lead to successful independence into their adult years!