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Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder: Over 75 Proven Strategies for Social Skills, Behavior and Learning

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  1. Assess how sensory processing, environmental and communication issues influence learning and behavior.
  2. Analyze the latest brain research on autism spectrum disorders and how these findings impact the way therapists and educators work with children/adolescents.
  3. Determine how early sensory-motor experiences are stored in the brain.
  4. Present the components of sensory integration and sensory processing difficulties common to children with a diagnosis of autism.
  5. Evaluate how early experiences may be perceived differently for children with autism due to brain differences.
  6. Ascertain how underlying sensory processing difficulties impact learning, behavior and social skills.


Sensory Processing Components and Strategies


Autism: Concepts & Research

Praxis (Motor Planning)


Blending Strategies

Copyright : 03/16/2016

Autism Meltdowns in Children and Adolescents: Practical Strategies for Prevention, Intervention and Postvention

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  1. Discriminate functions of behavior during a tantrum vs. meltdown.
  2. Draw the connections and breakdowns between communication, social skills and behaviors.
  3. Employ a breathe card and emotions chart to develop self-control and self-management skills.
  4. Design optimal therapy/classroom structure to prevent overstimulation and sensory breakdowns.
  5. Employ SOCCSS, keychain rules and t-charts to prevent, intervene or consequate targeted behaviors.
  6. Utilize surprise cards, change of schedule cues and transition markers to alleviate anxiety.
  7. Implement a “system” rather than a person dependent intervention.


Functions of a Meltdown

Strategies for the Meltdown Cycle: Intervention, Prevention and Post-vention

Techniques for After the Meltdown

Hands-on and Small Group Activities

Copyright : 01/27/2017

High-Functioning Autism: Proven & Practical Interventions for Challenging Behaviors in Children, Adolescents & Young Adults

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DSM-5® Changes & Autism

Social Skills Interventions

Communication Interventions

Sensory Interventions

Anxiety Interventions

ADHD Interventions

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Interventions

Interventions for Specific Difficult Behaviors

Psychopharmacological Interventions

Case Studies, Demonstrations & Activities


  1. Implement interventions to teach children/adolescents diagnosed with High-Functioning Autism (HFA) the skills to independently manage their own regulation, anxiety and fears.
  2. Design effective strategies to approach transitions and routine life challenges for children/adolescents diagnosed with HFA.
  3. Utilize specific interventions to improve long-term social-emotional success for children/adolescents diagnosed with HFA.
  4. Suggest specific sensory-based calming techniques to reduce anxiety for children/adolescents diagnosed with HFA.
  5. Recognize the potential side effects of psychotropic medication that can mimic or cause behavioral issues related to HFA.
  6. Design specific behavioral interventions to reduce frequency, intensity and duration of difficult behaviors in children/adolescents with HFA. 

Copyright : 07/19/2016