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



This intensive seminar recording provides proven intervention strategies, essential treatment tools, and behavioural techniques to help you analyze behaviours and actions, identify consequences for behaviours, and teach new skills to children, adolescents and young adults with high-functioning autism (HFA). Walk away with practical intervention techniques for social success, behaviour changes and overcoming challenging co-occurring behaviours that deliver success through adulthood. The challenging co-occurring issues to be addressed are:

  • Social skills
  • Communication
  • Sensory
  • Anxiety/Rigidity
  • Depression
  • Meltdowns
  • ADHD
  • OCD
  • Psychotropic medications
  • Non-compliance

Gain valuable insight into common psychotropic medications, including both the helpful effects and potentially problematic side effects, that these individuals are prescribed. We will explore HFA and the new DSM-5® diagnosis of Social-Pragmatic Communication Disorder. You will receive the necessary tools to gain effective collaboration between clinicians, educators and parents. Through case studies, video clips and class participation you will complete the recording with confidence to identify actions that cause impediments in change, utilize more successful consequences for behaviours, and teach new skills to children, adolescents, and young adults with HFA. Don’t just manage these individuals; provide interventions that can lead to successful independence into their adult years!


Details

Product Details
Average Rating:
   4.7
Faculty:
Cara Marker Daily
Duration:
6 Hours 23 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
31 Jan, 2020
Product Code:
POS049965
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Access:
Never expires.

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Faculty

Cara Marker Daily's Profile

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PhD, BCBA, Licensed Pediatric Psychologist

Daily Behavioral Health


Cara Marker Daily, PhD, BCBA, is a licensed psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst 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. She works directly with educators, speech/language pathologists, occupational therapists, BCBAs and other professionals. 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 the founder and executive director of the Building Behaviors Autism Center, which has received numerous grants to provide free and reduced cost applied behavioral analysis services to individuals with autism.

Dr. Daily has written several cognitive-behavioral and behavioral-based curriculums focusing on teaching daily living skills to children with autism and published a peer-reviewed journal article supporting evidence for success of these programs. She has presented nationally on topics of autism, disruptive behaviors disorders, anxiety and chronic health conditions in the pediatric population. Dr. Daily has been featured in radio, television, and other media platforms in northeast Ohio. She is the author of The Key to Autism: An Evidence-Based Workbook for Assessing and Treating Children & Adolescents (PESI, 2016).

Dr. Daily received her Ph.D. in School Psychology at the University of South Carolina, and completed an internship in Pediatric Psychology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Psychology at The Children’s Hospital at The Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Daily is a member of the Department of Pediatrics at Fairview Hospital at the Cleveland Clinic, the American Psychological Association, the Ohio Psychological Association, and the Christian Association of Psychological Studies.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Cara Marker Daily is the president/training director for Daily Behavioral Health, Inc. She is the founder/executive director of the Building Behaviors Autism Center. She is a compensated consultant for Rethink Autism. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Cara Marker Daily has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Employ 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. Appraise specific sensory-based calming techniques to reduce anxiety for children/adolescents diagnosed with HFA.
  5. Assess the potential side effects of psychotropic medication that can mimic or cause behavioural issues related to HFA.
  6. Design specific behavioural interventions to reduce frequency, intensity and duration of difficult behaviours in children/adolescents with HFA.

Outline

DSM-5® and ICD-10 Updates

  • Social-Pragmatic Communication Disorder
  • Impact on service delivery (school/community)
  • Successfully link home, school and therapy
  • IEP/504/Do they qualify for school services?
  • Co-morbid disorders: Why the difference is important

Social Skills Interventions

  • Improve social skill deficits
  • “Kid Cop” behaviours and why other kids get angry
  • How to get peers to recognize them in positive ways
  • Group activities
  • Early intervention strategies that can deliver long-term success

Communication Interventions

  • Conflict resolutions that are effective in multiple settings
  • Help peers and family members relate
  • Verbal interventions that overload processing
  • Pragmatic language and other abstract issues

Sensory Interventions

  • Self-stimulation (appropriate & inappropriate)
  • Sensory strategies to avoid
  • Coping/calming techniques that reduce meltdowns
  • Sensory diet

Anxiety Interventions

  • Anxiety-reducing activities
  • How anxiety impacts rigidity
  • Help them “self-regulate”
  • Successful transitions

Depression Interventions

  • Impact on flexibility and change
  • Therapy that works for people with HFA
  • Emergence in adolescence
  • Solitude vs. loneliness

ADHD Interventions

  • ADHD vs. hyper-focus
  • Commonly prescribed medications and possible benefits and side effects
  • Specific triggers and what fuels the rage
  • Reduce aggressive and disruptive behaviours
  • Mistakes that escalate defiant behaviours
  • Overcome refusals to comply with even simple requests

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Interventions

  • What to do when they become stuck on high interest areas
  • Specific medication interventions
  • Impact on socialization and behaviours

Interventions for Specific Difficult Behaviors

  • Reduce Internet and electronic addictions
  • Changes in technology, school systems and mental health delivery
  • Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) for mood and anxiety

Psychopharmacological Interventions

  • Differentiate among common medications
  • Medications that mimic difficult behaviours
  • Side effects and off label use

Case Studies, Demonstrations & Activities

  • Case studies that demonstrate specific interventions for aggressive and non-compliant behaviours
  • iPad® apps for social success, behavioural changes and speech and language
  • Staff training techniques to experience what an individual on the spectrum might

Research, Risks and Limitations

Target Audience

  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
  • School Administrators
  • Special Education Teachers
  • General Education Teachers
  • School-based Personnel
  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Behavioral Intervention Specialists
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Educational Paraprofessionals
  • Nurses
  • Youth Leaders
  • Probation Officers
  • Other helping professionals who work with children/adolescents/young adults

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Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 57

Comments

Jessica H - Tiffin, Ohio

"It was a very informational course. I thoroughly enjoyed it!"

Marrea W - Wood Dale, Illinois

"I wish PESI made it easier to find the 2 day workshop. I would have taken that one. This was an excellent workshop."

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