Webinar 5: Adapting Professional Practices to Fit the Unique Learning Styles of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder – Part 1&2
Laura Grofer Klinger, Ph.D., Executive Director of the UNC TEACCH Autism Program; Associate Professor UNC Department of Psychiatry
With the growing number of individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), professionals across a number of different disciplines (education, mental health, medical) must adapt their practices to fit the unique needs of children and adults with ASD. However, understanding the specific symptoms of ASD rarely offers professionals with enough information about how to adapt their practices. This webinar focuses on the specific learning differences that are present in persons with ASD (e.g., attention, organization, understanding multiple perspectives) and offers suggestions for how to adapt traditional educational, mental health, and medical techniques to fit these learning differences. Further, the connection between learning differences and challenging behaviors in ASD will be discussed.