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Innovation, Integration, Inspiration

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The audience will:

  • Gain an appreciation of the high-risk infant sibling research design
  • Develop skills in evaluating samples of play
  • Identify core components of social competence and methods for targeting them
  • Understand recent findings about the prevalence of trauma exposure and PTSD symptoms in children with and without autism
  • Discuss the legal parameters of the use of paraprofessionals as members of instructional teams
  • Choose and modify books to target language goals
  • Define goals for medical transitions for youth with ASD
  • Describe what is known about the neuropsychology of ASD in terms of clinical presentation, neuroanatomy, and neuropsychological functions (e.g., attention, executive functioning, language, memory, and motor skills)
  • Define the benefits of early intervention for children at risk for ASD and paths to accessing early intervention

Friday, October 13, 2017

The audience will:

  • Discuss how to scaffold a child's language to improve language and narrative skills
  • List programs and resources that guide professionals in the design and implementation of successful transition
  • Describe what is known about the neuropsychology of ASD in terms of clinical presentation, neuroanatomy, and neuropsychological functions (e.g., attention, executive functioning, language, memory, and motor skills)
  • Describe an innovative new screener in ASD
  • Summarize the research and laws supporting preschool inclusion
  • Develop a list of available materials and resources for teaching sexual health and an awareness of how these may need to be adapted for individuals with ASD
  • Define the early characteristics of ASD that are relevant to early detection
  • Gain an appreciation of one individual's lifelong journey of overcoming adversity

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