Developmentally Disconnected: Evidence-Based
Tools for Transforming Social Competence
- This course is a MUST for anyone who works
with learning or socially impaired individuals.
Help Your Clients Reach Their Full Social
Traditionally, social deficits that accompany developmental disorders have been
attributed to a lack of social skills knowledge. Therapies designed to help have
been heavily weighted toward social skills training, often resulting in minimal,
plodding progress while clients continue to face verbal and non-verbal
communication barriers at home, in the classroom, and beyond.
Recent research utilizing advanced brain imaging techniques has identified
neurobiological deficits that underlie your clients' difficulties in social
interaction. This one-day seminar will teach you to address these deficits in
complement with skills coaching, giving you the tools to guide clients to their
full social potential. Review exciting research on the unique neurophysiology
associated with neurobiological disorders and its effect on social expression
and interaction. Discuss changes to diagnostic criteria in the DSM-5, and
discover effective treatments for a wide variety of the most common neurosocial
Born hearing-impaired and dyslexic (Specific Learning Disorder Reading), Dr.
Kevin Blake understands both sides of the learning disorder equation. Learn
which practical techniques really work from a patient's perspective, and make
your clients' lives easier, as well as your own.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Evaluate effective treatments for the most
common neurosocial problems in adults, adolescents, and children
- Discuss practical methods of helping those
with social ability deficits learn to interact appropriately in social
- Determine what kind of neurocognitive problems
can negatively affect social interaction and specific suggestions of how to
- Discover how to coordinate treatment with
those from other helping professions who may be able to aid your clients in
overcoming their disabilities
- Identify organizations and groups that can be
helpful to your clients
- Define AD/HD (Restrictive Inattentive
Type/Sluggish Cognitive Tempo), how it disrupts social interaction, and how it
- Explain how genetically-based social anxiety
can be treated
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
KEVIN T. BLAKE, PhD, PLC, is a recognized
national authority with over 20 years of experience in Learning Disorders and
AD/HD in children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Blake's interest in Learning
Disorders and AD/HD was spurred by his own struggles trying to overcome his
dyslexia and hearing impairment, which were initially diagnosed during the first
year of his doctoral program at the age of 26; a time when not much was known
about adults with learning disorders.
As Dr. Blake struggled to understand his own learning disorder, he decided to
make his life's work the diagnosis and treatment of adults with learning
disorders and AD/HD. He went on to earn his doctorate degree from Oklahoma State
University, focusing his dissertation research on self-esteem and anxiety in the
learning disabled college student. When he started his professional life, Dr.
Blake was one of only a handful of professionals in the country with such a
focus. Now he travels the country sharing his personal story and discoveries
about learning disorders, AD/HD, and other neurobiological disorders with
professionals who work with these patient populations.
Dr. Blake is a member of several state and national organizations, a facilitator
for a Tucson support group for AD/HD adults for several years, and a published
author, with articles appearing in Attention!, LDA Newsbriefs, and Perspectives
(of the International Dyslexia Association). In 1991, he served as a delegate to
the National Institute for Literacy's "LEAD 2000 Congress," where he was a
member of a special committee advising the U.S. Congress on diagnostic and
remediation issues confronting learning disabled adults. Dr. Blake is an
accomplished and engaging speaker whose presentations incorporate germane
information, practical how-to's, and appropriate life experiences.
"Interesting and enlightening presentation.
Speaker's ability to cite examples from own experience is exemplary. I learned
so much for use with the population I serve."
Donna Reilly, Counselor Jacksonville, FL
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Marriage and Family Therapists
Mental Health Administrators
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
Juvenile Justice Personnel
ADA Compliance Officers
This course is a MUST for anyone who works with learning or socially impaired
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 program.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by NAADAC Approved Education
Provider Program (Provider #369). This course is offered for 6 contact hours.
This program has been submitted to the Mississippi Association for Marriage &
Family Therapy for approval of 6 contact hours.
This program has been submitted to the NASW-Louisiana Chapter for approval of 6
continuing education credits.
Application currently under review for MFT CEU approval by the Louisiana
Association For Marriage and Family Therapy.
This educational offering 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 educational offering may qualify toward your professional development
requirement. The educational offering consists of 6 clock hours. Use this
information and your board rules and regulations to calculate professional
development/continuing education credit.
This program has been submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification
for 6 clock hours of continuing education.
Cross Country Education provider #1005, is approved as a provider for social
work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Licensure Boards (ASWB),
through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider
since 1999, approved through 1-27-15). 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 approved by the American Psychological Association to
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.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM