You may have infant clients who are possibly exhibiting delays, but you aren't sure how to identify it so young in their development... Or you may work with more high-functioning clients with autism, but feel like the interventions you're currently using aren't fostering independence...
You're worried the treatments could do more harm than good if you aren't fully informed and up to date with the latest interventions which is why this new training was designed with you in mind, to bring you exactly what you've been waiting for... a comprehensive program that focuses on treating autism across the spectrum, for all ages!
This brand-new Certificate Course in Autism Through the Spectrum will show you how to establish successful independence for children, adolescents and adults. You'll dive into:
- Evidence-based communication and social interventions
- Strategies to de-escalate behavior
- Essential tips to recognize triggers
- Activities to enhance change and replace negative behaviors
- And so much more!
With a combined 40+ years of experience, you'll walk away with a comprehensive look into autism from early intervention with Susan Hamre, MA, CCC-SLP to high-functioning individuals with Heather Dukes-Murray, PhD and everything in between including meltdowns with a unique perspective from international bestseller and speaker living with autism, Deborah Lipsky, M.Ed.
This online certificate program merges some of the missing elements in autism treatment, including how to recognize signs as early as infancy, and how to see it from your client's perspective. Advance your knowledge and your practice, when you earn your Certificate in Autism through the Spectrum!
It's not just about managing your client’s care anymore... now you can give your clients with autism the right tools to help them function socially, learn to self-regulate and ultimately live a full life more independently!
It’s difficult to tell if a child has the behavioral indicators of autism at such a young age, but what if you could catch them before they become deeply ingrained in a child’s neurological system? Stimming, sensory seeking, meltdowns, hyper-focusing, resistance to being held, underdeveloped communication, eating and sleeping challenges - these behaviors can be eradicated if you’re equipped with the right tools early on.
In Module 1, you'll learn from world-renowned autism expert, Susan Hamre, MA, CCC-SLP, to effectively recognize, intervene and replace coping behaviors of infants and young children. Walk away with customizable treatment plans, strategies to work with families and other support networks, evidence-based techniques, the ability to identify red flags and a profound confidence to help the children in your care at such a young age - even as early as 9 months!
Their lives will never be the same, thanks to you.
In the first module of this online course, you’ll discover treatment techniques that effectively interrupt and replace the development of many 'coping behaviors' exhibited by children with autism (ages 0-5), such as:
- Sensory seeking/avoiding
- Reduced engagement
- Reduction of social reciprocity
- Resistance to cuddling/being held
- Eating/sleeping challenges
- Repetitive behaviors
- Under-developed communication
Susan is a national presenter teaching treatment strategies for autism to rehab professionals, mental health clinicians and educators. She provides autism trainings to First Responders (Crisis Intervention Teams, firefighters and EMT. Susan was the Director of the Autism Training Center at Giant Steps in Illinois, where trained first responders, transportation systems, park districts, small and large venues, nursing colleges, medical centers, parent groups and public school systems. Years of professional experience backs up her ability to speak on this subject with conviction and passion. Click here for information about Susan Hamre.
Minor changes can trigger strong reactions in your client's life, and when they have a meltdown, everything you do can either help calm them or make it worse. Deborah Lipsky shows you how to recognize personal triggers, provides strategies to intervene before, during and after a meltdown, and gives you a rare glimpse into how your autistic client might interpret certain situations, thanks to her professional knowledge and personal experiences of living with autism.
This intense session will help you design sensory friendly environments, understand common challenges, and improve overall function with your clients. You’ll walk away feeling confident you can de-escalate the situation, differentiate between a meltdown and a behavioral tantrum, and properly communicate certain dysfunctions (such as communication) to your clients.
Deborah will walk step-by-step through how to determine:
- What causes the unusually strong reactions of a meltdown?
- Can you see it coming?
- Is it a meltdown or a tantrum?
- Is it willful, manipulative behavior?
- Is ‘Fight or Flight’ the only option?
The individualized treatment and intervention plans you learn in this session can be the difference between calm and catastrophic!
Mrs. Lipsky became an international bestseller with Managing Meltdowns (2010), a book based on her S.C.A.R.E.D. model, an intervention guide full of strategies to help first responders and anyone witnessing an individual with autism having a catastrophic reaction (meltdown). In her second book, From Anxiety to Meltdown (2011), the focus is on understanding anxiety and how it influences thoughts and behaviors in individuals on the spectrum. It also is the first book to truly distinguish the difference between tantrums and meltdowns and offers numerous strategies to deal with both. Mrs. Lipsky has also been featured in a documentary along with Temple Grandin called, "Making Our Way" which was produced for Maine Public Broadcasting Television by Dan Lambert. In 2015 the documentary about her life, “Living with Autism”, also produced by Dan Lambert, was released and is available on DVD. Click here for information about Deborah Lipsky.
Although high-functioning autism (HFA) may seem less severe than other forms, HFA can cause a lot of problems for your clients. Anxiety, OCD, ADHD, social and communication barriers, sensory overload... HFA can make it difficult for your clients to function, too, but in this 6-hour session, you’ll gain the tools you need to help your clients thrive!
Walk away with strategies to increase overall social-emotional success to help your clients build successful relationships with others, techniques to calm overstimulation, and interventions reduce anxiety, ADHD, OCD, and other addictions to things like technology. Plus, this training will dive into the effects of medications on your clients, and show you how to successfully approach life transitions and routine changes for those with HFA, which may also be helpful if adapted to other client types.
You'll learn effective treatment strategies to address co-occurring conditions such as:
- Social and communication
- Psychotropic medications
Retail Value of $85 — Included When You Register Today!
The vision system isn't usually one of the key areas you look at when treating Autism Spectrum Disorders, but often times, the clients you're seeing are experiencing visual dysfunction, affecting coordination, awareness, fixation, vestibular function and much more. Autistic people often use visual information inefficiently and have problems coordinating their central and peripheral (ambient) vision.
This can also be true, to a lesser extent, of those who have Sensory Processing Disorder and ADHD. Through hands-on demonstrations you will learn therapeutic techniques to help improve central and peripheral vision coordination for better outcomes in clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This bonus session will dive into evidence-based techniques to improve central and peripheral vision coordination to increase your client's ability to process and respond effectively.
Christine Winter-Rundell, OD, FCOVD, FAAOM, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). Her interests lie in primary eye care for children of all ages, with a special focus on children with vision-related learning disorders or any patients who have had a brain injury. She enjoys co-managing patients with other professionals and frequently works closely with occupational, physical, and speech therapists, psychologists, and pediatricians. Dr. Winter-Rundell graduated with honors with a degree in Biology and minor in Psychology from the University of Iowa in 2000. She attended Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN for her Doctor of Optometry education, followed by a Residency at Nova Southeastern College of Optometry in the area Primary Eye Care with emphasis in Pediatrics. In 2005 she joined The Children’s Eye Center at Cedar Rapids Eye Care. Dr. Winter has been very active in optometric service missions to five different countries in Latin America where her Spanish language fluency was advantageous, and looks forward to sharing that experience with her children.
- Over 25 downloadable worksheets and activities you can use immediately!
- The latest autism research and proven assessment methods
- Evidence-based practical strategies for:
- Social communication
- Solving challenging behaviors
- Improving organization
- Creating a positive environment
Cara Marker Daily, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience providing assessment and treatment for children, adolescents and young adults with autism in the home, school, hospital, and community settings. Dr. Daily is the president and training director of Daily Behavioral Health, a leading behavioral health provider in northeast Ohio specializing in assessment, consultation, and treatment of autism, anxiety and disruptive behavior disorders. She is also the founder and executive director of the Building Behaviors Autism Center, a nonprofit organization that provides free and reduced cost applied behavioral analysis services to families of children with autism spectrum disorders.
If you're not completely satisfied, please give us a call at 800-844-8260. We’re that confident that you'll find this learning experience to be all that's promised and more than you expected.