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High-Functioning Autism: Proven & Practical Interventions for Challenging Behaviors in Children, Adolescents & Young Adults (Dec 10, 2019)
Dec 10, 2019 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $250 | Lafayette, Louisiana
High-Functioning Autism: Proven & Practical Interventions for Challenging Behaviors in Children, Adolescents & Young Adults is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Dec 10, 2019 at Hilton Garden Inn Lafayette/Cajundome, Lafayette, Louisiana, United States of America. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours / 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Target Audience: • Speech-Language Pathologists • Speech-Language Pathology Assistants • School Administrators • Special Education Teachers • General Education Teachers • School-based Personnel • Social Workers • Counselors • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Behavioral Intervention Specialists • Psychologists • Marriage & Family Therapists • Educational Paraprofessionals • Nurses • Youth Leaders • Probation Officers • Other helping professionals who work with children/adolescents/young adultsCourse Description: This intensive, full-day seminar provides proven intervention strategies, essential treatment tools, and behavioral techniques to help you analyze behaviors and actions, identify consequences for behaviors, and teach new skills to children, adolescents and young adults with high-functioning autism (HFA). Walk away with practical intervention techniques for social success, behavior changes and overcoming challenging co-occurring behaviors that deliver success through adulthood. The challenging co-occurring issues to be addressed are: • Social skills • Sensory • Depression • ADHD • Psychotropic medications • Communication • Anxiety/Rigidity • Meltdowns • OCD • Non-compliance Gain valuable insight into common psychotropic medications, including both the helpful effects and potentially problematic side effects, that these individuals are prescribed. We will explore HFA and the new DSM-5® diagnosis of Social-Pragmatic Communication Disorder. You will receive the necessary tools to gain effective collaboration between clinicians, educators and parents. Through case studies, video clips and class participation you will leave this seminar with the confidence to identify actions that cause impediments in change, utilize more successful consequences for behaviors, and teach new skills to children, adolescents, and young adults with HFA. Don’t just manage these individuals; provide interventions that can lead to successful independence into their adult years! Objectives: • Implement interventions to teach children/adolescents diagnosed with High-Functioning Autism (HFA) the skills to independently manage their own regulation, anxiety and fears. • Design effective strategies to approach transitions and routine life challenges for children/adolescents diagnosed with HFA. • Utilize specific interventions to improve long-term social-emotional success for children/adolescents diagnosed with HFA. • Suggest specific sensory-based calming techniques to reduce anxiety for children/adolescents diagnosed with HFA. • Recognize the potential side effects of psychotropic medication that can mimic or cause behavioral issues related to HFA. • Design specific behavioral interventions to reduce frequency, intensity and duration of difficult behaviors in children/adolescents with HFA.
Feb 11, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.00 | USD $250 | Lafayette, Louisiana
Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 11, 2020 at Hilton Garden Inn Lafayette/Cajundome, Lafayette, Louisiana, United States of America. This course has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 contact hours / 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Target Audience: • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • Speech-Language Pathologists • Teachers • Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants • Other Helping Professionals that Work with Children. Course Description: Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia are among the most complicated learning disorders seen in education today. Many of these students struggle to complete academic tasks, maintain social relationships with peers and adults, and are constantly under stress. In this seminar, you will learn how underlying deficits related to executive function, visual-perceptual and visual-motor skills, and auditory processing skills affect a student’s ability to read and write at grade and age appropriate levels. Participants will explore the impact visual processing, cognitive development and organization have on acquiring mathematic ability, and understand how to support and teach struggling math learners. This presentation shows you how to identify underlying deficits and develop IEPs or 504 plans that effectively address individual student needs. You will develop a plan that includes game-based learning, assistive technology, phonemic and phonological awareness practice, focused auditory interventions and simple techniques to help with visual processing ability. Upon completion of this program, you will be able to provide strategies to address your student’s/client’s: • Visual perceptual skills • Visual motor integration • Auditory and visual memory • Reading rate, accuracy, fluency, comprehension • Phonetic awareness and memory • Spelling and handwriting struggles. Objectives: • Formulate and implement plans for comprehensive evaluation to identify diagnostic criteria and underlying deficits present in students with reading, written expression, or math learning difficulties. • Develop IEPs or 504 plans that provide students with the instruction and support they need to be successful in reading, writing, math, listening comprehension, and oral expression. • Choose student-centered accommodations based on recommendations of the International Dyslexia Association and Americans with Disabilities Act. • Design effective strategies to treat underlying deficits in the areas of executive function visual processing, auditory processing, phonemic/phonological awareness, memory, and anxiety to improve reading, writing and math skills. • Teach students self-advocacy and anxiety management skills related to classroom performance, meeting deadlines, and project completion. • Utilize low-tech and high-tech assistive technology supports to help students access information through text, improve study skills, complete written assignments and help with math calculation.
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Tapping: Evidence-Based, Mind-Body Treatment Approach to the Anxiety Spectrum Disorders and Pain (Feb 26, 2020)
Feb 26, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $250 | Lafayette, Louisiana
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Tapping: Evidence-Based, Mind-Body Treatment Approach to the Anxiety Spectrum Disorders and Pain is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 26, 2020 at Hilton Garden Inn Lafayette/Cajundome, Lafayette, Louisiana, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours / 0.6 CEUs / 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Target Audience: • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychotherapists • Marriage & Family Therapists • Nurses • Addiction Counselors • Occupational Therapists • Case Managers • Other Mental Health Professionals Course Description: The anxiety spectrum exemplifies the disorders where emotions override thought. Fragmented memories get stored in the body. The Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) collapse this uncomfortable emotional and physical reactivity, freeing a path for spontaneous insights and clearer thinking. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a comprehensive mind-body treatment that desensitizes three areas: unwanted thoughts, emotions and physical reactions. EFT combines physical interventions derived from restorative (self-applied) acupressure theory with cognitive interventions. EFT is an evidence-based practice with over 100 published studies. One published study demonstrated a 24% decrease in cortisol (stress hormone) level in the EFT group. (Energypsych.org) EFT is an effective brief therapy and belongs in every therapist’s tool box. Transform your clinical excellence. Bring EFT into your practice and treat resistant problems that other methods failed. This seminar focuses on cutting-edge techniques of EFT to treat the anxiety spectrum disorders, including: • Phobias • Generalized Anxiety • Social Anxiety Disorder • Panic • OCD • Acute Traumatic Stress Reactions These mind-body methods are emerging into mainstream mental health, trauma treatment, coaching, employee assistance programs and sport psychology arenas as a rapid, effective, non-invasive, calming, desensitizing tool. Do not miss this opportunity to learn evidence-based techniques you can use immediately with your clients and improve treatment outcomes. Objectives: • Explain the origin and efficacy of the Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) including peer reviewed, published research. • Implement self-applied, light touch or tapping on acupoints to calm and rebalance the body system while thinking about disturbing upsets to create a desensitized state as measured by continuous dropping of the SUDS level. • Distinguish that EFT is a mind-body treatment that desensitizes unwanted thoughts, emotions and physical discomfort. • List exploratory questions to elicit the first or worst defining event and how to treat in all manifestation in the past, present and future. • Demonstrate EFT techniques for stress, phobias, generalized anxiety disorder and panic and traumatic events. • Describe how EFT can greatly diminish OCD-frustrating compulsions and unwanted habits. • Acquire a two-prong approach to treating social anxiety: EFT and social skill building. • Describe why EFT works in conjunction with and beyond talk therapy and how it often cuts quickly through resistant problems. • Explore working with pain reduction using acupoints and psychological constructs of metaphors and emotions. • State the ethical concerns of not working outside the knowledge base and obtaining ongoing “permission” to use these methods.