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Early Intervention for Autism: Assessment & Treatment Strategies for Birth to 5

Program Information


  1. Characterize the six developmental milestones found in young children as it relates to case conceptualization for the treatment of autism.
  2. Analyze the 14 ‘red flags’ found in a young child who is at-risk for autism and utilize this information to assist with assessment and treatment planning.
  3. Explain the subtle differences in neurotypical and at-risk infants for purposes of parent/family psychoeducation.
  4. Utilize six screening and assessment tools to determine if autism is present in a young child.
  5. Employ specific clinical strategies/techniques to reduce and replace challenging behaviors inherent to autism.
  6. Characterize aberrant play behaviors in children that can be an early identifier to the possible risk for autism.


Copyright : 19/04/2018

Autism Spectrum Meltdowns: Effective Interventions for Sensory, Executive Function and Social-Emotional Communication

Program Information


  1. Design a sensory conducive friendly environment for an individual on the autism spectrum to improve their level of functioning.
  2. Articulate the impact of communication dysfunction on learning, behavior and social interactions in clients diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
  3. Describe the neurological and physiological processes of meltdowns in a person diagnosed with autism and utilize this information when selecting a treatment intervention.
  4. Utilize clinical strategies to de-escalate a meltdown based on sensory, anxiety, communication or executive function triggers.
  5. Differentiate between a meltdown and a behavioral tantrum in clients with autism and apply appropriate clinical strategies to de-escalate the situation.
  6. Design and implement an individualized intervention/crisis plan for your clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder.


The Neurological and Physiological Differences of Autism

Anxiety to Meltdown

Effective Behavioral Interventions Based on the S.C.A.R.E.D. Model


Copyright : 03/05/2018

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

Program Information


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


DSM-5® Changes & Autism

Social Skills Interventions

Communication Interventions

Sensory Interventions

Anxiety Interventions

ADHD Interventions

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Interventions

Interventions for Specific Difficult Behaviors

Psychopharmacological Interventions

Case Studies, Demonstrations & Activities

Copyright : 19/07/2016

BONUS | The Connection Between Autism and Vision: Hands-on Demonstrations of Therapeutic Techniques

People with autism have difficulty processing and responding to information from their senses, including their most dominant sense—the visual system.  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.

Program Information


  1. State the importance of Ambient (peripheral) function for autistic patients.
  2. Explain how classic autistic behaviors relate to visual function.
  3. Implement specific hands on visual activities to support overall development of ASD children.


Understanding the Neuro-Anatomy of the Visual System

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Therapeutic Activities: Demonstrations

Copyright : 18/02/2017