Due to the unique nature of Asperger's syndrome, an
appropriate diagnosis is frequently not made until a child is an adolescent. By
this time, well-intentioned diagnosticians have provided many different
diagnostic labels such as ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Bipolar Disorder,
Conduct Disorder, Learning Disabled, Auditory Processing and Emotionally
Handicapped. One study reported that of 32 children determined to have
Asperger's syndrome, 92 percent were initially provided with other diagnoses or
educational labels. An accurate diagnosis is highly impacted by the experience
the diagnostician has with this population. Speech-Language Pathologists and
other professionals benefit from knowing the diagnostic criteria and symptoms of
the syndrome when searching for effective interventions.
This course is designed to educate participants about Asperger's Syndrome and
provide practical skills for effective assessment and intervention. From Hans
Asperger's first description of the syndrome to current views, participants will
gain knowledge and insight into the strengths and weaknesses associated with
this diagnosis. Attendees will be able to identify and obtain skills-based
techniques designed to address the social-interaction, social-communication and
social-emotional concerns present in this population. Significant attention will
be paid to diagnostic criteria and treatment intervention with numerous
opportunities for hands-on skills development. Extensive recommendations will be
provided designed for specialists and classroom teachers to help these children
succeed in the academic environment. Case studies and an appropriate amount of
time for questions and answers will also be provided. Participants will take
home useful tools and creative ideas to implement in their school or practice
the very next day.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- How to recognize and identify behavioral symptoms of Asperger's Syndrome
- Techniques used in pragmatic language assessment
- Frequent misdiagnoses and diagnostic progression
- The social and emotional issues associated with Asperger's Syndrome
- Specific techniques to improve successful outcomes
- Intervention methods to combat social inappropriateness
- Current research concerning Asperger's Syndrome
- The unique difficulties present in Asperger's Syndrome
- Intervention techniques for fine motor, gross motor and academic issues
- Discuss intervention techniques to combat social inappropriateness
- Review current research concerning Asperger's Syndrome
- Understand the unique difficulties present in Asperger's Syndrome
- Learn intervention techniques for fine motor, gross motor and academic
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Timothy P. Kowalski, M.A.,C.C.C.-SLP, is a
licensed speech-language pathologist and nationally known expert on Asperger's
Syndrome and high-functioning Autism. Currently, he is a consultant to private
and public schools and provides diagnostic, therapeutic, and consultative
services to children and adolescents with psychiatric and behavioral disorders
in his office. Mr. Kowalski has worked in a variety of settings, including home
health, nursing homes, hospitals and schools. He obtained his master's degree in
Speech Communications from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio
and earned his bachelor's degree in Communications Disorders from Southern
Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut.
Mr. Kowalski is the author of The Source for Asperger's Syndrome, a practical
resource for anyone working with this population. He is a member of the American
Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Council for Exceptional Children and
the Autism Society of America. Mr. Kowalski is also the recipient of the "TEAMS
2000 Speech-Language Pathologist of the Year" award for his work with Autism in
the four-countywide greater Orlando, Florida metropolitan area and has served on
the Board of Directors for the Greater Orlando Chapter of the Autism Society of
America. He is a noted speaker on Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, and behavioral
disorders, presenting on these topics for district-wide school in-services and
at professional seminars both nationally and internationally. Mr. Kowalski's
experience makes him a skilled and knowledgeable instructor.
"Great people skills. Capable of presenting relevant information in a
very humorous way. I learned a lot and can apply it in my practice. I highly
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Speech-Language Pathologists
- Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
- Occupational Therapists
- Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Physical Therapists
- Physical Therapy Assistants
- Special Education Teachers
- School Psychologists
- Social Workers
- Mental Health Counselors
This seminar qualifies for 6
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licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and
certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for
specific filing requirements.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing,
provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education.
This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not
imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures
by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 1: Domain of OT.
This course may qualify toward your professional development requirement. The
program consists of 6 clock hours. Use this information and your board rules and
regulations to calculate professional development/continuing education credit.
This seminar qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many
national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save
your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or
organization for specific filing requirements.
This certificate neither awards ASHA CEUs nor verifies that ASHA CEUs have been
awarded to the person named above. ASHA CEUs are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry
upon receipt of the CEU Participant Form from the ASHA Approved CE Provider.
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work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Licensure Boards (ASWB),
through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (approved through
1-27-12). Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for the program.
Social workers will receive 6 continuing education clock hours for participating
in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their individual state
jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for
licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at www.aswb.org for more information.
Cross Country Education is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™)
and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.
(NBCC Provider #5904) The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the
program. Six (6) contact (clock) hours are being awarded for completion of this
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Association(s) for Marriage & Family Therapy, Inc. for professional continuing
education. Certification #PC-09980 for Portland, ME on 8/8/11, #PC-09981 for
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Practitioners for 6 CEU's for Marriage and Family Therapists.
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sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Cross Country Education
maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 6
CE credits for psychologists. Full attendance is required to receive credit for
psychologist, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on
the APA guidelines.
Cross Country Education, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing
education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on
Accreditation. This course is offered for 6 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing,
approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of Registered
Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact hours.
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