Live Virtual Workshops

Autism

Strategies for Self-Regulation, Learning, and Challenging Behaviours

This is a live virtual event using Zoom, an online meeting platform. Please check your system requirements prior to registering.
December 07, 2022 - December 08, 2022
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM CST)
$459.00 (*early rate)
$499.00 (regular rate) + tax
Location: Online Virtual
*(early rate expires 17-11-22 )
12
Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEC)

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Autism Live Virtual (early rate expires 11-16-22)

Early rate expires 11/17/2022

Live Virtual Workshops December 07 - 08, 2022 9:00AM-4:00PM CST
Quantity: 1 $ 459.00
Attendee 1 Information
Working with individuals who have autism can be a very meaningful experience, but it is not without its challenges. With recent reports indicating that an increasing number of individuals are on the autism spectrum, a greater number of care providers are encountering individuals with autism as part of their work and life. While every person with autism is unique, many face similar challenges. The primary focus of this workshop is to provide practical strategies for working with high-need individuals around self-regulation, learning practices, and challenging behaviours. Participants will review a behavioural framework to provide effective strategies for each of these areas, which they will be able to adapt to their own specific environment and context. Please note: This workshop is not providing training for clinical therapy – the aim of the workshop is to provide practical strategies for a wide range of helpers who support high-need individuals with autism.

Learning Objectives

  • Have a basic understanding of behavioural principles
  • Understand how to identify the function of challenging behaviours
  • Identify best approaches for a variety of challenging behaviours
  • Describe steps for assessment, emotion identification, and replacement skills
  • List cognitive strategies for working with anxiety in individuals with autism
  • Create a learning plan with clear goals, appropriate task breakdown structure, and objective criteria

*Please allow only the registered individual(s) to view webinar materials

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, case study exercises, experiential practice, personal reflection, delivered electronically.

Some of the Topics Included

  • Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Different Approaches: Behavioural, Sensorimotor, Developmental, Biomedical
  • Keys to Effective Interactions
  • Strategies for Challenging Behaviours
  • Determining the Function of Behaviour
  • Mapping Out a Plan: Structures and Systems
  • Understanding Anxiety and Autism
  • How to be a Support in Self-Regulation
  • Strategies for Hyposensitivity and Hypersensitivity
  • Physical Self-Regulation Strategies
  • Emotional Awareness and Self-Regulation
  • Best Practices and Strategies for Learning
  • Choosing Effective Learning Goals
  • Special Considerations for Higher-Functioning Individuals

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for school personnel, social service and health care professionals, counsellors, parents, and anyone seeking a better understanding of autism.

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Trainer: Kathleen Rooney

M.Ed

Kathleen holds a Master of Education degree and is a Special Needs Educator with a private clinical practice. She specializes in working with children with autism and various developmental disabilities and their families, acting as an advocate and life coach for members of the autistic community. Kathleen has developed effective cognitive and neurodevelopmental strategies to assist those with autism to better understand the world and their own experiences by achieving greater control of their thoughts, perceptions, and actions. She believes that treating oneself and others with kindness and being mindful of developmental, physiological, emotional, social, and spiritual needs helps individuals develop better insights into their actions and reactions. As a trainer, Kathleen excels at helping participants make connections to course content by sharing a variety of real-life experiences.

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