Assessment and Intervention for ASD - Supporting Neurodiversity through Function and Strength
Autism is a complicated neurobiological diagnosis that continues to baffle families and professionals every day. There is so much that we already know, though also so much we do not know yet. Join Maude as she carefully unfolds the different layers of Autism and look at key components in understanding these complexities. She will take you on a journey through assessment and treatment while sharing case video of different ranges on the spectrum from mild, moderate to severe. The professional will feel empowered to engage in treatment with new tools for assessment and new ideas for treatment. The frame of references that will be used include sensory integration, DIR/Floortime Model from a developmental perspective. Maude’s approach is a strength-based model that shows respect and dignity towards the autistic, while also mobilizing them into becoming the best versions of themselves they could be. This will be workshop you will not want to miss!
- 08.30 to 10.30am - Neurodiversity in Autism
- 11.00 to 12.30pm - ASD Theories Expanded
- 01.30 to 04.00pm - DIR/Floortime Theory (with 10-minute afternoon break)
- 08.30 to 10.30am - Sensory Processing Considerations
- 11.00 to 12.30pm - Assessment Tools for DIR/Floortime Assessment
- 01.30 to 04.00pm - Assessment lab in break-out rooms (with 10-minute afternoon break)
- 08.30 to 10.30am - Intervention Ideas through Sensory Integration
- 11.00 to 12.30pm - Intervention through DIR/Floortime
- 01.30 to 04.00pm - Intervention continued (with 10-minute afternoon break)
Participants will be able to :
- Explain different theories related to the Autism Spectrum
- List the 6 developmental levels of Dr. Stanley Greenspan
- Recognize the importance of considering Theory of Mind (ToM) when planning intervention related to social perspective taking
- Prioritize 8 elements of sensory processing relevant to the diagnostic classification of Autism Spectrum Disorders
- List different standardized assessment tools for assessing Autism
- Analyze through video 6 functional emotional developmental capacities to support clinical understanding to drive intervention planning.
- Use created forms created specifically for this workshop to view and analyze data through video observation
- Develop clinical thinking through viewing intervention sessions
- Consider multiple intervention ideas to support achieving goals and outcomes across the spectrum of Autism
Who Can Benefit?
Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Educators, Researchers, Neuropsychologists, Educational Psychologists.
- Please note that registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis and course fees must be paid prior to closing date to reserve a place.
- Payment of fees is not a guarantee for the event to be staged as planned. Should the event be cancelled for any reason, a full refund will be made to all registered participants and no other claims are allowed. The organizer disclaims responsibility should any change in the event occur for any reason.
- Participants to the course are not allowed to split registration for different persons.
- For 1 full day seminar, only one set of meal entitlement per day shall be given to the registered participants. For half day seminar, only coffee and tea will be provided.
- Food served will be “no pork and no lard”.
- No refund of fees for participant cancellations including medical leave but substitutions are allowed with written request to organizer at least two working days before the course commences.
- Registration will be taken as confirmed upon receipt of payment or issuance of invoice. Any cancellation will not be allowed. However, substitutions are allowed with written request to organizer at least two working days before the course commences. Please note that registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Payment must be received by due date, before attendance of training.
- All information provided in this form is accurate up to the closing date of normal registration.