High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder
Digital Seminar

High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder


Faculty :
Timothy P. Kowalski
Duration:
5 Hours 29 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Dec 30, 2015
Product Code:
WDS020185
Brochure Code:
WDPTASP6
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.


Description

A Person-Centered Approach to High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder
The higher functioning (previously known as Asperger's Disorder) population of Autism Spectrum Disorders has recently received a great deal of attention. DSM-5® no longer diagnoses individuals as Asperger's Disorder or PDD-NOS; they are included in the broader Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) label. This presents significant changes to the way professionals diagnose and treat this population.

Mr. Kowalski teaches participants how to apply a person-centered approach to treating individuals on the higher end of the Autism Spectrum Disorder. Attendees will encounter the typical deficits seen in the domain of social-interaction and obtain intervention techniques to address tact, proxemics, social rules, egocentricity, naiveté, and jocularity. Obsessive interests, poor play skills, dislike of physical contact, and gullibility that are often associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder will be addressed. Expand your ability to treat social-communication deficits such as abuse of conversational rules, prosody, perseverative questioning, abstract reasoning, pedantic speech, and nonverbal communication skills. Enhance clients' emotional regulation with specific techniques designed to improve stress, anxiety, self-esteem, change, ritualism, and sensory overload, and how to recognize emotional states in themselves and others. In addition, this seminar offers extensive strategies to enhance the academic needs of the ASD client by focusing on seven core academic issues: initiating work assignments, increasing motivation, decreasing distraction, compensating for gross and fine motor deficits, adapting the curriculum, academic modifications, and increasing cognitive processing. Attendees will leave this seminar feeling empowered and ready to employ these techniques, resulting in improved outcomes and functional daily living.

 


Course Content

DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA

  • Comparison of three major classification systems
    • DSM-5® compared to DSM IV-TR®
    • ICD-10
    • Gillberg’s Criteria

EPIDEMIOLOGY

DIAGNOSIS

RATING SCALES

  • Tools for higher functioning individuals
  • Tools for pragmatic language assessment

MISDIAGNOSIS IS COMMON

  • Comparison of common clinical misdiagnoses

THEORIES AS TO WHY THEY ACT THE WAY THEY DO

  • Executive function
  • Central coherence
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Anxiety

SOCIAL INTERACTIVE DOMAIN

  • Identify behavioral issues related to social interaction
  • Intervention strategies designed to address areas of social interaction

SOCIAL COMMUNICATIVE DOMAIN

  • Identify issues related to social communication
  • Intervention strategies designed to address areas of social communication

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL DOMAIN

  • Identify behavioral issues related to social emotional regulation
  • Intervention strategies designed to address areas of social emotional regulation

ACADEMIC ISSUES

  • Identify organizational difficulties
  • Identify issues impacting academic success
  • Intervention strategies
    • To assist in initiating work assignments
    • To increase motivation
    • To increase attention
    • For curriculum adaptation
    • For academic modification
    • For improving reading comprehension
    • To improve cognitive processing

GROSS MOTOR ISSUES

  • Identify issues and interventions for improving gross motor skills

FINE MOTOR ISSUES

  • Identifying four fine motor issues
  • Intervention strategies for improving fine motor skills

PROGNOSIS

HANDS-ON LEARNING: PRACTICAL, SKILLS-BASED ACTIVITIES

  • Case study diagnosis
  • Developing treatment goals 

Credits

Counselors - California

The State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the American Psychological Association and the ASWB. Full attendance at this course will qualify for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit.


Counselors - Florida

is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #50-466. This program is approved for 6 continuing education credit(s).


Counselors - Illinois

is a registered counselor continuing education sponsor approved through the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (license # 197-000144). This program is offered for six (6.0) contact hour(s) of continuing education for counselors. Licensed counselors in other states should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.


Counselors - National

This educational offering consists of 6.0 clock hour(s) of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this offering and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Counselors - New York

Vyne Education, LLC., is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed  mental health counselors #MHC-0027. This educational offering is acceptable for 6.0 continuing education hour(s). Full attendance is required to receive credit for Mental Health Counselors; variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the State Board guidelines.

 


Counselors - Ohio

is approved through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (provider #RCT091001). This program is offered for six (6) clock hour(s) of continuing education for counselors only. Licensed counselors in other states should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.


Counselors - South Carolina

is an approved sponsor with the South Carolina Board of Examiners for LPC, AC and MFTs (Provider #104). This program is offered for 6 continuing education hour(s).


Counselors - Texas

is an approved sponsor of continuing education for licensed professional counselors through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors (Provider number 2709). This course is offered for 6 clock hour(s).


Educators

This educational offering may qualify toward your professional development requirement. The educational offering consists of 6 clock hour(s). Use this information and your board rules and regulations to calculate professional development/continuing education credit.


Marriage & Family Therapists - California

The State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the American Psychological Association and the ASWB. Full attendance at this course will qualify for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit.


Marriage & Family Therapists - National

This educational offering consists of 6.0 clock hour(s) of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this offering and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Marriage and Family Therapists - Illinois

is a registered marriage and family therapist continuing education sponsor approved through the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (license # 168-000172). This program is offered for six (6.0) contact hour(s) of continuing education for marriage and family therapist. Licensed marriage and family therapist in other states should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.


Marriage and Family Therapists - New York

Vyne Education, LLC., is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed  marriage and family therapists #MFT-0020. This educational offering is acceptable for 6.0 continuing education hour(s). Full attendance is required to receive credit for Marriage and Family Therapists; variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the State Board guidelines.


Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants

is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEU(s). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 1: Domain of OT, 2: Occupational Therapy Process.


Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants - Florida

is an approved provider #50-466 with the Florida Department of Health Board of Occupational Therapy Practice. This course is approved for 6 contact hour(s) for Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistants.


Other Professions

This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hour(s) as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements. 


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Arkansas

This program has been approved by the Arkansas State Board Of Physical Therapy for 6.0 contact hour(s) for Physical Therapists.


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Illinois

is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #:216.000309. This course qualifies for 6.0 CE Credit Hour(s).


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Indiana

This meets the IN-PT approval under 844 IAC 6-8-5 Approved Organizations #9, please contact IN Board or Association if you have questions.


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Kansas

This program has been approved by the Kansas Physical Therapy Association for 6 hour(s) (Approval #CEUL007917) for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Kentucky

This program has been approved by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association for 6 contact hour(s) (Category 1) Approval #CS74-2011-KPTA. This approval is valid until 10/31/2017.


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Maryland

This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.6 CEU(s).


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Nevada

This program has been submitted to the NV State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for approval of CEU(s).


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - New Jersey

This program has been approved for 6 continuing education credit(s) by the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants (Approval #2016-470).


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - New Mexico

This program has been approved by the New Mexico Physical Therapy Board for 6 contact hour(s).


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - New York

is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This seminar is awarded 7.2 contact hour(s).


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - North Carolina

NCBPTE approval by virtue of approval by The New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Physical Therapy licensure board or state APTA chapter Approval good through 8/31/2018.


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Oklahoma

This program has been submitted to the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision for preapproval of 6 contact hour(s).


Psychologists

is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 6 CE credit(s) for psychologists. Full attendance is required to receive credit for psychologist, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the APA guidelines.


Social Workers

is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider since 1999, approved period 1-27-15 to 1-27-18). maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 6 Clinical Social Work continuing education clock hour(s) for participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at www.aswb.org for more information. This educational offering is at the Intermediate level for social workers.


Social Workers - California

The State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the American Psychological Association and the ASWB. Full attendance at this course will qualify for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit.


Social Workers - Florida

is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #50-466. This program is approved for 6 continuing education credit(s).


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Faculty

Timothy P. Kowalski Related seminars and products: 1

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TIMOTHY P. KOWALSKI, MA, CCC-SLP, is a licensed speech-language pathologist specializing in social-pragmatic communication deficits and internationally known expert on individuals on the higher end of the autism spectrum. His Orlando practice has seen clients from Europe, South America, and throughout the U.S. He regularly consults to schools on best practices for students identified or suspected of social and academic difficulties associated with high functioning autism, in addition to providing school-wide district in-services. He is a guest lecturer at universities and colleges and is also a consultant for forensic cases involving Autism Spectrum Disorder. Mr. Kowalski has worked in a variety of psychiatric health care delivery systems, including in-patient and outpatient psychiatric hospitals, sex-offender units, and school-based settings. He obtained his Master's degree in Speech Communications from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and earned his Bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders from Southern Connecticut State College in New Haven.



Mr. Kowalski is the author of four books on Autism Spectrum Disorder: Asperger Syndrome Explained; Asperger's Syndrome: Social-Pragmatic Success for Asperger Syndrome and Other Related Disorders; Are You In The Zone?; and The Source for Asperger's Syndrome, as well as the article, "Assessing Social Communication in Asperger Syndrome." He is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Autism Society of America, Council for Behavior Disorders, Council for Exceptional Children, and the Florida Speech-Language-Hearing Association. He is the recipient of the "2010 Clinician of the Year Award" offered by the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists for his work with Asperger's Syndrome and the FLASHA nominee for 2011 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's "Louis M. DiCarlo Award for Recent Clinical Achievement" – one of only eight nominees from throughout the U.S. He also holds the "TEAMS 2000 Speech-Language Pathologist of the Year" award for his work with Autism in the four-countywide greater Orlando, Florida, metropolitan area and has served on the Board of Directors for the Greater Orlando Chapter of the Autism Society of America. He regularly presents on a wide variety of issues relative to High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder at national and international seminars. Mr. Kowalski's experience makes him a skilled and knowledgeable instructor. You will find him to be an entertaining, dynamic presenter who provides insights and strategies that can be immediately implemented. For more information about Mr. Kowalski, or to order his books, visit CrossCountryEducation.com.



Disclosure:

Financial – Author of various books on the subject and receives speaking honorarium from Cross Country Education.

Nonfinancial – VP of Professional Services for the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists


Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Educators, School Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, Psychiatrists, Psychologists

 

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