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Different... Not Less

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  1. Apply strategies to help clients overcome adversity and developed self-confidence, including finding an invaluable mentor.
  2. Determine the skills necessary for employment that aligns with your client’s unique abilities and career interests.
  3. Solve challenges related to forming and maintaining meaningful long-term relationships.

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Copyright : 04/22/2021

The Neuroscience of Safety: The Transformative Impact of the Polyvagal Theory on Supporting Children on the Autism Spectrum

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  1. Apply the lens of the Polyvagal theory in appreciating the adaptive nature of behaviors in children diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
  2. Differentiate between viewing and manipulating surface behaviors and addressing the upstream causes of behaviors across diagnostic categories of the DSM.
  3. Determine how the process of neuroception is a guiding principle for treatment planning and treatment techniques.

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Copyright : 04/22/2021

Sensorimotor Interventions to Improve Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Functioning: Neurological Approaches for Children and Adolescents with Autism

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  1. Demonstrate the neurological connection to the various sensory strategies for treating children and adolescence diagnosed with autism.
  2. Employ treatment techniques such as mindfulness, activation of the Vagus nerve, music and movement, and respiratory-based techniques to improve client level of functioning.
  3. Integrate environmental modifications to support optimal function of children with autism.
  4. Assess the cause and effect of intervention techniques as they relate to neurological function.

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Copyright : 04/22/2021

A Practitioner's Guide to Autism Assessment: A Strengths-Based Approach

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  1. Utilize appropriate screening tools when ASD is suspected.
  2. Conduct a functional assessment of challenging behaviors associated with ASD, a co-occurring condition, or both.
  3. Determine the information required to make an appropriate referral for evaluation or services when ASD is suspected.
  4. Utilize specific interventions and modifications informed by screening and assessment results.

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Copyright : 04/22/2021

Early Intervention for ASD: Building Rhythms in Relationships through DIR®

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  1. Theorize the reasons why achieving rhythm in a relationship for a child with ASD may be difficult.
  2. Use DIR strategies to support rhythmicity and “synchrony” in interactions to foster relationships in a child with ASD and caregiver.
  3. Create rhythmicity within relationships to build routines and rituals that foster family bonding.

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Copyright : 04/22/2021

Child-Centered Approaches to Effective Autism Treatment: Practical Strategies that Clinicians & Educators Can Use Right Away!

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  1. Employ 3 motivation techniques to assist an individual on the autism spectrum in the learning process. 
  2. Use 3 specific teaching techniques that will assist an individual on the autism spectrum in the learning process. 
  3. Design an individualized teaching program that will assist an individual on the autism spectrum in the learning process.

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Copyright : 04/23/2021

No More Autism Meltdowns: Strategies to Deescalate Meltdowns and Reduce Anxiety

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  1. Apply how best to think about challenging behaviors to ensure better outcomes.
  2. Justify when traditional discipline can be effective and when it makes things worse.
  3. Determine ways to de-escalate and soothe out of control emotions and meltdowns.
  4. Employ effective strategies to deal with overwhelming anxiety that causes individuals to avoid situations.
  5. Execute prevention plans to reduce avoidance and frustration.
  6. Develop strategies to teach children effective ways to get attention.

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Copyright : 04/23/2021

Theory of Mind: Therapeutic Implications for Clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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  1. Utilize current research on neural bases for emotional understanding and Theory of Mind to inform intervention.
  2. Assess and describe the developmental stages of ToM from infancy through adolescence and implications for assessment.
  3. Evaluate the therapeutic implications of ToM deficits in children and adolescents with autism.

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Copyright : 04/23/2021

Motivational Interviewing for High-Functioning Autism in Adulthood: An Insider’s Perspective

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  1. Justify the importance of using person-centered strategies with ASD patients.
  2. Utilize MI to integrate understanding of pragmatic language skills, motivation and depressive symptoms.
  3. Employ MI strategies such as flipping the righting reflex, menu of options type questions and OARS to treat anxiety and depression in adults with HFA.

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Copyright : 04/23/2021

Psychopharmacology in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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  1. Support the benefits of certain pharmacological interventions in treating the symptoms of ASD. 
  2. Analyze the potential side effects of psychotropic medication that can mimic or cause behavioral issues. 
  3. Determine your role as a treating clinician in assisting your client’s with ASD in psychopharmacological management. 

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Copyright : 03/09/2021

Autism Intervention Using a Trauma-Informed Lens: Creating a Foundation of Safety & Trust to Promote Self Awareness & Problem Solving

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  1. Choose the trauma-informed lens as an approach to supporting growth areas for children with autism. 
  2. Determine critical elements for building a safe therapeutic and educational environment when working with children with autism.  
  3. Implement a variety of strategies to support self-awareness, emotional advocacy, and problem solving in children with autism.  

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Copyright : 03/09/2021

Social Skills Intervention for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum: Helping Clients Overcome Today’s Obstacles in Social Skills

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  1. Determine the unique challenges faced by children and adolescents in today’s digital and pandemic world. 
  2. Choose the best strategies to implement upon return to school or their clinical setting.
  3. Design strategies for use when obstacles arise in social skills acquisition.

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Copyright : 03/09/2021

Dissecting the Brain-Gut Connection for Complex Trauma Disorder, Autism, & ADHD

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  1. Evaluate the diagnoses and the various neurological structures related to the 9 senses.
  2. Assess neuronal oscillations and their connection to function.
  3. Apply current research on the neuronal plexuses to function and dysfunction of individuals with complex trauma disorder, autism & ADHD.

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Copyright : 07/25/2019