How do you see and hear a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) under their confusing and often, challenging behaviours? These workshops explain developmental processes and how they affect a child with ASD. When you begin to understand and relate to a child with ASD, at their level of development, you can help them grow into the next stage, and the next.
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Introductory Workshop - $100 2hrs, 21 min
Intervention Workshop 1 - $250 1 hr, 37 min
Intervention Workshop 2 - $250 3 hr, 19 min
Introductory and Intervention Workshop (full) - $550 Save $50!
The Introductory workshop reviews research about the core deficits in Autistic Spectrum Disorder, intervention and outcomes. We establish that the development of joint attention and social referencing is a core deficit and describe the stages to develop these abilities. It also presents pre and post intervention video clips to demonstrate progress. This video clip introduces background information on the first stage, Visual Referencing.
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Intervention Workshop 1 (Regulation, Stages 1-2)
The intervention workshops use a combination of lecture and video clips of several different children to explain and demonstrate the 6 stages of R&R intervention and Regulation. Each stage has a downloadable curriculum guide with mastery criterion and activities/games to play.
Workshop Intervention 1 begins with Regulation. Specifically, how to create a relationship with the child, set up an environment for learning, and how to use sensory activities to manage levels of alertness. Following the presentation of Regulation, the first two stages of R&R (Visual Referencing and Early Social Referencing) are presented with several video clips to demonstrate activities.
Case Study “N” - When we began services with N he was 3.5 years old and had limited communication and difficulty engaging with his parents and peers. On his first day of services, we were building a relationship and playing with N by following his lead.
We noticed that N did not look at Corinne during this first activity. He seemed to have difficulty playing with us and toys at the same time, so we changed the play to an easier developmental level - sensory motor/people games. By doing this we were better able to engage him and start the process of developing Stage 1 Visual Referencing skills.
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Intervention Workshop 2 (R&R Stages 3-6)
The Intervention 2 workshop focuses on Stages 3-6 (Other's Perspectives, Conversations and Peer Relationships). In Stage 3 we explore how children begin to recognize then respond to our social play, and later adapt. Initially they adapt in simple ways, and later learn to adapt in more complex play like sequential and narrative pretend play.
Case Study "N" - After 10 months of intervention, N had significantly improved his social referencing, play and communication skills. He had mastered the first two stages of R&R and was now working on Stage 3 - Other’s Perspectives. In this video clip, N is learning to adapt in sequential pretend play.
Three months after this clip N began to play with his peers with some mediation (Stage 5), and six months later he was playing successfully with his peers without any specialized support (Stage 6).
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