High Functioning Autism: Proven & Practical Interventions for Challenging Behaviours in Children & Adolescents

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Presented by Meghan Barlow, Ph.D.

The Virtual Canadian School-Focused Mental Health Conference | Airing November 20, 2020

$135.00

3 Hours  |   Pre-approved for 3 CEUs

Description

This is an On Demand course and will be available to view starting November 20, 2020 after purchase. Participants can watch, pause, and re-watch the sessions at their convenience.

All course content (quiz, certificate, videos) will be available until November 1, 2021. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances. 

Registration will close on October 1, 2021.


This intensive, 3 hour seminar 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
  • Sensory
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Psychotropic medications
  • Communication
  • Anxiety/Rigidity
  • Meltdowns
  • OCD
  • 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 leave this seminar with the confidence to identify actions that cause impediments in change, utilize more successful consequences for behaviors, and teach new skills to children, adolescents, and young adults with HFA. Don’t just manage these individuals; provide interventions that lead to successful independence into their adult years!


Virtual Conference Format

  • 6 Internationally Renown Experts
  • 12, 3 Hour online courses
  • 3 CEU’s Per Course
  • Mix & Match to Create a Customized Virtual Conference Experience

Pricing

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Attend 2, 3 Hour Courses and Save $21.00

Attend 4, 3 Hour Courses and Save $91.00

Attend 6, 3 Hour Courses and Save $171.00

Fees are per person, seat sharing is not allowed. Please respect this policy, failure to comply will result in termination of access without a refund. Groups do not need to attend the same courses to qualify for the group rate, each group member must attend a minimum of 6 courses. For group rates please contact webinars@jackhirose.com


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 that have a proven track record  Early intervention strategies that 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 Behaviours

  • Reduce Internet and electronic addictions
  • Changes in technology, school systems and mental health delivery
  • Cognitive -Behaviour 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
  1. Explain how the DSM-5® updates impact service delivery.
  2. Utilize several social skill interventions to improve long-term success for children/adolescents with HFA.
  3. Employ specific coping and calming techniques for children/adolescents with HFA.
  4. Identify medication side effects that can mimic behavioural issues and may even cause behavioural issues.
  5. Design effective strategies for successful transitions for children/adolescents with HFA.
  6. Select specific behavioural interventions that target the most difficult behaviours in children/adolescents with HFA.
  7. Summarize the new DSM-5® diagnosis of Social-Pragmatic Communication Disorder and design treatment interventions.

Education and Clinical Professionals: All education and mental health or healthcare professionals who work with children or youth including, but not limited to K–12 Classroom Teachers, School Counsellors, Learning Assistance/Resource Teachers, School Administrators, School Paraprofessionals including Special Education Assistants, Classroom Assistants and Childcare Workers • All other professionals who support behavioural challenges and complex learning needs including but not limited to: Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Clinical Counsellors, Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Addiction Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Probation Officers and Community Police Officers.

Meghan Barlow, Ph.D., is a licensed pediatric psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum. She also has a wide range of experience working with children who have a variety of anxiety disorders, developmental disorders, attention deficit disorders, mood disorders, behavioral concerns, genetic and metabolic syndromes and acute or chronic medical conditions. Dr. Barlow is the owner of a private practice, Meghan Barlow and Associates, where she provides assessment, treatment and group therapy services for children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Barlow has developed trainings and workshops for parents, school professionals, and mental health providers on topics related to social skills, autism spectrum disorder, depression and anxiety. She speaks in a variety of settings offering education and practical strategies for managing children’s behaviour, facilitating social skills and navigating developmental transitions. Dr. Barlow earned her Ph.D. from Kent State University

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual Enrollment
1 Course Enrollment $135.00N/A
2 Course Enrollment$249.00N/A
4 Course Enrollment$449.00N/A
6 Course Enrollment$649.00N/A
Full-Time Student Rates
2 Course Enrollment$199.00N/A
4 Course Enrollment$359.00N/A
6 Course Enrollment$519.00N/A
Group 3 - 7 Rates
2 Course Enrollment$229.00N/A
4 Course Enrollment$429.00N/A
6 Course Enrollment$629.00N/A
Group 8 - 14 Rates
2 Course Enrollment$209.00N/A
4 Course Enrollment$409.00N/A
6 Course Enrollment$609.00N/A
Group 15+ Rates
2 Course Enrollment$189.00N/A
4 Course Enrollment$389.00N/A
6 Course Enrollment$589.00N/A

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

For group and/or student rates please view our Terms & Conditions and contact webinars@jackhirose.com for more information and registration.

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    The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved continuing education credits