High Functioning Autism
Proven and Extremely Practical Interventions for Challenging Behaviours in Children, Adolescents & Young Adults
Presented by Jay Berk,Ph.D.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | Regina, sk
This intensive, full-day workshop provides proven intervention strategies, essential treatment tools, and behavioural techniques to help you analyze behaviors 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 include:
- Social skills
- Meltdowns & tantrums
- Psychotropic medications
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. Don’t just manage these individuals; provide interventions that lead to successful independence into their adult years!
Agenda & Learning Objectives
DSM-5® and ICD-10 Updates
- Social-Pragmatic Communication Disorder
- Impact on service delivery (school/community)
- Successfully link home, school and therapy
- 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 programs that deliver long-term success
- Conflict resolutions that are effective in multiple settings
- Help peers, siblings and parents relate
- Verbal interventions that overload processing
- Pragmatic language and other abstract issues
- Self-stimulation (appropriate & inappropriate)
- Sensory strategies to avoid
- Coping/calming techniques that reduce meltdowns
- Sensory Diet
- Anxiety reducing activities
- How anxiety impacts rigidity
- Help them “self-regulate”
- Successful transitions
- ADHD vs. hyper-focus
- How medications are often prescribed wrong
- 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
- Low mood vs. irritability in youth
- Impact on flexibility and change
- Therapy that works for people with HFA
- Emergence in adolescence
- Solitude vs. loneliness
- Utilize several social skill interventions to improve long-term success for children/adolescents with HFA
- Employ specific coping and calming techniques for children/adolescents with HFA
- Identify medication side effects that can mimic behavioural issues and may even cause behavioural issues
- Design effective strategies for successful transitions for children/adolescents with HFA
- Select specific behavioral interventions that target the most difficult behaviours in children/adolescents with HFA
- Summarize the DSM-5® diagnosis of Social-Pragmatic Communication disorder and design treatment interventions for each
Continuing Education Credits
This workshop has been formally approved by the following associations:
- Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
- Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (CCPCP)
- Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
- Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
- Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
- Canadian Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA)
- Employee Assistance Certification Commission (EACC)
- Indigenous Certification Board of Canada (ICBOC)
- Medical Psychotherapy Association Canada (MDPAC)
- Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
- Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association (OEATA)
† The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved CEUs.
* Participants will receive a certificate of completion after every workshop. Workshops are pre-approved for 5.5 or 6 credits per day unless otherwise specified.
Jay Berk, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and an internationally recognized expert in the child/adolescent behavioural field who brings both a clinical and education perspective to his work with children, adolescents and their families. For over 25 years, Dr. Berk has been treating clients with ODD, ADHD, autism, anxiety and stress, depression, learning disabilities, Tourette’s Syndrome and individuals who have Autism Spectrum Disorder. He conducts 15 social skills/mental health groups for children and adolescents and works daily with school and community professionals, families and parents. Dr. Berk continually consults for several school districts. In his private practice, in Beachwood, Ohio, he provides therapy for children, adolescents, families, testing and evaluation, school consultation as well as designed and facilitates alternative educational program..
Who Should Attend
Education and Clinical Professionals: K–12 Classroom Teachers, School Counsellors/Psychologists, Learning Assistance/ Resource Teachers, School Administrators, School Paraprofessionals including Special Education Assistants, Classroom Assistants and Childcare Workers. All other professionals who support students 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, Police Officers, and Early Childhood Educators.
Parents, Caregiver, Foster Parents, Grandparents, and Extended Family raising a child.
Executive Royal Hotel Regina
4025 Albert Street, Regina, SK
For November 21
One Queen Bed – $135 + Tax
Cut off date is October 13, 2017
* Please ask for the Jack Hirose & Associates rate booking code JACK.
* Please note that the number of rooms at our corporate rates are limited.
When booking hotel rooms, ask for the Jack Hirose and Associates corporate rate. To receive our corporate rate, rooms must be booked one month prior to the workshop date. Please keep in mind hotel rates may fluctuate.
Registration & Fees
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Fees do not include applicable taxes (5% GST).
Early bird cutoff date: November 8, 2017
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Wednesday, November 8, 2017.
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