Effective Strategies for Professionals Who Work with Very Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders ***SESSION FULL***

Description:

Training for Infant Toddler Service Providers, Preschool Service Providers, Teachers, Speech Therapists, and other Professionals. Infant Toddler Program credits provided (10 credits) or contact hours for other professionals. Format of the workshop will include lecture, discussion, video and small group application activities.

Date:

Monday May 23, 2011-Tuesday May 24, 2011

Training Location:

Wilmington TEACCH Center 503 Covil Ave., Suite 100 Wilmington, NC 28403 (910) 251-5700

Contact:

Kay Sanderlin

Category:

Workshop

Agenda:

May 23rd and 24th, 2011 (2-Day Series):

Begins at 9:30 am and ends at 3:00 pm each day

Format of the each workshop will include lecture, discussion, video and small group application activities.

Presenters:

  1. Janette Wellman, Ph.D., Clinical Director and Wilmington TEACCH Center program therapists.

Target Audience:

This workshop is designed for infant toddler service providers, preschool service providers, teachers, speech therapists, occupational therapists and other professionals.

Content:

Since 1972, TEACCH has coordinated the nation’s largest statewide public based educational and treatment programs for children with autism and related communication handicaps. With current practices emphasizing least restrictive settings, many more children with autism and other severe behavior, learning and communication problems are being served in public schools, thus creating a need for in-service training activities for teachers. In recent years, TEACCH has made its training activities available to teachers and other professionals from around the world.

Objectives:

Early Identification and Development of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: This presentation will cover the early developmental markers as well as developmental profiles/characteristics seen in children with autism spectrum disorders. How these development differences impact behavior and learning will also be reviewed. (ITP credits – 2.5)

Collaboration with Families and Other Professionals This presentation will discuss ways to collaborate effectively with families of young children with autism spectrum disorders. A parent panel with highlight and provide perspective on what has been most helpful in meeting their child’s needs. Strategies in working together with other professional team members with be shared. (ITP credits – 2.5)

Informal Assessment and Setting Up the Learning Environment This presentation will demonstrate strategies for informal assessment of a child’s strengths, interests, emerging skills, and learning style and how this information is used to set up an effective, individualized learning environment. Structured Teaching strategies and how they help promote a very young child’s attention, understanding, and engagement will be reviewed and utilized in application activities. (ITP credits – 2.5)

 Intervention Strategies and Setting Goals This presentation will cover specific intervention strategies for building skills in key deficit areas for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders including ready to learn skills, communication, social engagement, and joint attention. Discussion will include strategies for utilizing parent information, reviewing formal assessment information as well as using informal assessment to set individualized child centered goals and teaching activities. Application activities will be included. (ITP credits – 2.5)

Continuing Education Credits:

Infant Toddler Program credits will be provided (10 credits); or, contact hours for other professionals. Continuing education credits will not be offered for this training..

Selection:

Complete the attached application form. Type or print legibly. Applications accepted by fax or mail. • Payment for tuition should be made payable to TEACCH – UNC Chapel Hill and submitted at time of application. A valid purchase order may be accepted as payment at time of application • Notification of acceptance will be mailed. Payment does not guarantee availability. If the class reaches full capacity, payments will be returned to applicant with notification of wait-list status.

Cost:

N.C. Residents - $180.00

Out-of-State Residents - $340.00

Registration fees do not include travel, or accommodations. Fees for this training include snacks and beverages,lunch, materials and supplies. Please note that payments or purchase orders for this training schould be mailed at time of application. Cancellations must be made a week prior to the workshop to receive a refund.

Information:

There are limited slots available for each training session. Applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Final deadline for receipt of applications and payments is May 16th, 2011. Space fills quickly! In the past, the program has been completely full prior to the deadline. When all spaces are filled, applicants will be wait-listed and admission will be made on an “as available” or stand-by basis.


To Apply for Workshop:

Complete the attached application form (click here). Type or print legibly. Applications accepted by fax or mail.

• Payment for tuition should be made payable to TEACCH – UNC Chapel Hill and submitted at time of application. A valid purchase order may be accepted at time of application.

• Notification of acceptance will be mailed following the application deadline of May 16th, 2011. Payment does not guarantee availability. If the class reaches full capacity, payments will be returned to applicant with notification of wait-list status.

For further information, please contact by phone or email link:

Kay Sanderlin

e-mail address: WilmingtonTEACCH@med.unc.edu

Wilmington TEACCH Center

503 Covil Avenue, Suite 100

Wilmington, NC 28403

Phone: 910-251-5700, Extension 0

Fax: 910-251-5809

Accommodations:

TownePlace Suites by Marriott 305 Eastwood Road Wilmington, NC 28403 910-332-33256 (ask for TEACCH rate)

Holiday Inn 5032 Market Street, Wilmington, NC  28405  910-392-1101  (ask for TEACCH rate)