Upcoming Events

 

November 1 & November 2

An Evidence Based Approach

to Practical Intervention Strategies

for Children with ASD

Presenter: Stacey Szkult

$199 (lunch included)

To register contact, Nicole Fields at 918.664.6746 or events@littlelighthouse.org.

Description:

With the increasing number of children with ASD it is essential that therapists keep current on the latest research and interventions to incorporate new knowledge and techniques into their clinical practice. This course will assist practitioners in identifying and implementing a wide variety of intervention strategies to successfully support social engagement, play skills, motor coordination, planning, and participation in daily activities. Learning will be supported through case analysis and practical, easy to use strategies. This course is applicable to all ages of individuals on the autism spectrum. It will cover early signs of autism, as well as strategies that can be applicable to school age children, teenagers, and adults.

 

Schedule:

Day One:
8:30-10:30           Current Research and Perspectives in ASD: Early signs, diagnosis, etiology, confounding factors, neurobiology, and research trends
10:30-10:45         Break
10:45-12:00         Overview of Intervention Models: The Science and Art of Therapy: Components of effective intervention and prioritizing interventions
12:00-1:00           Lunch
1:00-3:00              Sensory Processing Disorders: Key concepts to enhance observational assessment and clinical reasoning skills with case study, behavioral correlates, adapting challenging sensory based behaviors
3:00-3:15              Break
3:15-5:00              Addressing Emotional Regulation Issues: Behavioral signs and developmental trends, intervention strategies with case study, visual supports
 
Day Two:
8:30-10:00           Encouraging Social Relationships and Participation: Components of successful social interactions, characteristic difficulties in ASD and a wide variety of intervention strategies
10:00-10:15         Break
10:15-12:00         Treating Motor Coordination Issues and Developing Praxis: Identifying motor and planning issues in ASD, understanding developmental sequences and how to adjust skill and planning levels to achieve the “just right” challenge in intervention with case studies 
12:00-1:00           Lunch
1:00-2:30              Facilitating Play Skills: Development and the significance of play skills, characteristics of play in ASD, strategies to encourage play skills with case study
2:30-2:45              Break
2:45-4:00              Encouraging Participation in Daily Activities and Routines: Typical sleep and eating difficulties in ASD with video analysis, impact on functional performance and family participation, specific strategies for intervention and home programming
Click here to view conference flyer.