Professionals

Feedback pic 1 Seminars targeting professional audiences will provide a thorough educational   foundation of the chosen topic as it relates to one’s professional field and work setting, a complete view of the theoretical framework underlying various therapeutic techniques, current research regarding various therapeutic and educational strategies, and a functional approach to implementation of effective therapeutic or educational programs for various populations.

All seminars can be adjusted by instructional level (beginner, intermediate, advanced) and duration according to your needs.

After completion of a seminar, professionals can obtain a certificate of completion which denotes the number of professional development hours they receive for each seminar in which they participate.  Speech-language pathologists can also receive Certification Maintenance Hours (CHM) which are accepted by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) for maintenance of one’s Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC).

Individualized seminars can be created and presented to meet precise needs as requested.

 

 

Current Seminars Available to Professionals:

 

Reasonable Behavior Management Strategies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This seminar is designed with the academic setting in mind.  It explores the topic of behavior management, traditional behavior management strategies and the reason many of these strategies are ineffective for children with ASD.  Attendees will learn the process of determining the underlying purpose for exhibited behaviors, ways to identify appropriate replacement behaviors,and a functional way to positively reinforce new behaviors in the academic setting.

Professionals who can benefit from this seminar:

  • Administrators
  • Behavior Specialists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Paraprofessionals/Classroom Aides
  • Physical Therapists
  • Reading Specialists
  • Regular Educators
  • Special Eduactors
  • School Counselors
  • School Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Other staff working with children with ASD

 

Sensory First: Practical Strategies for Meeting the Sensory Needs of Children with ASD

This seminar will be helpful for any professional working with children with ASD.  It provides an in depth description of sensory integration (SI), sensory processing disorder (SPD) and its impact on all areas of development as well as educational performance, the prevalence of SPD among school-age children with ASD, and external manifestations of SPD.  A brief overview of the diagnostic process of SPD, an explanation of sensory integration therapy (SIT) and supporting research, as well as the role of self-regulation and it’s effects on learning is clearly defined.  In addition, thorough descriptions of hyper and hypo-sensitivities and the simple process of implementing functional strategies within all environments (academic, therapeutic, home, etc) to meet a child’s sensory needs is addressed.  The role of various professionals in this process is explored and the effects of appropriate sensory stimulation on learning is made clear.

Professionals who can benefit from this seminar:

  • Administrators
  • Behavior Specialists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Paraprofessionals/Classroom Aides
  • Physical Therapists
  • Reading Specialists
  • Regular Educators
  • Special Eduactors
  • School Counselors
  • School Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Other staff working with children with ASD

 

Teaching Strategies for Common Communication Disorders in Young Children

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This seminar is geared toward educators and therapists who work with young children exhibiting the most common communication disorders such as deficits in articulation, receptive and expressive language skills, and fluency (i.e. stuttering).  During this seminar, professionals will be given an extensive description of typical development in these particular communication areas, concise explanation of the manifestation of the most common communication disorders in children,  and functional teaching strategies that can simply be implemented in the academic or therapeutic environment.

Professionals who can benefit from this seminar:

  • Early Interventionists
  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Developmental Interventionists
  • Regular Educators
  • Special Eduactors
  • School Counselors
  • School Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Any staff member working with children with common communication disorders.

 

For additional information, please contact Maria Del Duca, via the phone  number or email address listed on this website.

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