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The Wisdom of Autism

Good therapists working with young children on the autism spectrum can take on many roles at once: clinician, educator, interpreter, and advocate. They know how to break social and emotional skills into pragmatic pieces, contrive situations to facilitate connection and resilience, and become experts in the essentials of effective communication. But entering into a child with autism’s world and connecting isn’t always easy. In this recording, we’ll explore the skills and perspectives that can lead to breakthroughs with children on and off the spectrum.
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Faculty:
Sandra Van Nest
Duration:
1 Hour 55 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Mar 22, 2019

Description

Good therapists working with young children on the autism spectrum can take on many roles at once: clinician, educator, interpreter, and advocate. They know how to break social and emotional skills into pragmatic pieces, contrive situations to facilitate connection and resilience, and become experts in the essentials of effective communication. But entering into a child with autism’s world and connecting isn’t always easy. In this recording, we’ll explore the skills and perspectives that can lead to breakthroughs with children on and off the spectrum.

Handouts

Outline

Communication with Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Pieces of Communication
Communication with Toddlers


Diagnostic Criteria for ASD
Diagnostic Criteria
Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
Verbal Behavioral Therapy Techniques
Attachment in Early Childhood
Functional Behavior Assessments


Symptoms & Diagnosis in Clinical Practice
Social Constructionist Theory

  • Video 1: Potty Training
  • Video 2: Potty Training
Sensory Processing Perspective
  • Sensory Processing Theory
  • Psychotherapist as Container for Tension

Critical Disabilities Theory


Co-Morbid Diagnoses
Treatment as Geared Towards Social Appropriateness
What “Should Be” vs. “What Is”
Videos
Questions & Discussion

Faculty

Sandra Van Nest, LCSW Related seminars and products: 1


Sandra Van Nest, LCSW, is a psychotherapist for children and their families, with a background in training, supervision, and curriculum design for autism and mental health services. She owns Piece by Piece Therapeutics, a child, family and group practice in New Jersey.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Sandra Van Nest maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-Financial: Sandra Van Nest has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.