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Michael D. Powers, Psy.D.

Autism and Asperger Syndrome: From Assessment to Treatment

12.0 CE Hours Available

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With prevalence now estimated at 1:100, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) have become a widespread concern. This program synthesizes current research and practice on the etiology, diagnosis, assessment, treatment, and evaluation of ASDs. Participants will learn to distinguish diagnostic issues for various ASDs and the relationship between core neurocognitive assets and deficits to learning, social, communication, and behavioral issues that may be present from early childhood through young adulthood. This program provides a guide to evidence-based care based on current research.


Participants will be able to describe
  • Diagnostic features of Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Critical social and communication challenges faced by children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Describe evidence-based interventions for treating social and communication deficits in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Reasons challenging behaviors develop
  • Specific causes of challenging behavior
  • Evidence-based interventions to address challenging behavior
  • Positive support procedures that will decrease the likelihood of behavioral regression
  • Procedural and ethical safeguards necessary for effective intervention

Topics Covered

Autism & Asperger Syndrome Basics
  • Core deficits
  • Theories of causation
  • Genetics
  • Neuropsychological assets and deficits
Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis Assessment & Treatment of Social Skills
  • Social skills training
  • Group and individual treatment
Assessment & Treatment of Communication Challenges
  • Skills for home and community participation
  • Social communication and conversation skills
Understanding Challenging Behaviors
  • Goals of assessment and treatment
  • Situations that žset the stageÓ for behavior
Assessment of Challenging Behaviors
  • Assessment of behavioral function
  • Identifying replacement behaviors
Treatment of Challenging Behavior Strategies for Home, Classroom, and Community
  • Integrating treatment planning with social and communication objectives
  • Functional communication training
  • Developing positive behavioral supports
Insuring Treatment Effectiveness
  • Evaluation of treatment effectiveness
  • Ethical issues in treatment
  • Wrap-up and closing comments

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Extra Test (12 CE Credits)
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J&K Seminars, LLC is approved to sponsor continuing education by :
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an AOTA (The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.) Approved Provider of Continuing Education (Provider # 5180). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. J&K Seminars, LLC maintains responsibility for our programs and contents.
  • J&K Seminars, LLC, provider #1080, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) , (through the Approved Continuing Education ACE) program. J&K Seminars, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 01/27/2015 Ė 01/27/2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is a NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an NAADAC Approved Education Provider #757
  • State of California - Board of Behavioral Sciences - Courses meet the qualifications for continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider Number BAP #758
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is a registered social worker continuing education sponsor for Illinois social workers(Lic # 159.000833)
  • Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners
  • J&K Seminars, LLC SW CPE #0174 has received conditional approval from the New York State Education Departmentís State Board for Social Work to offer continuing education to licensed social workers, effective 6/17/2015. The Department may subsequently notify J&K Seminars, LLC that a particular course or courses is/are not acceptable. This conditional approval is in effect until the Department makes a final determination to approve or deny J&K Seminars, LLC application.
  • Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) for D&A professionals (ICRC/AODA) # 271
  • All programs have been approved by the Pennsylvania Board of Social Workers, Professional Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapists
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists Provider Number # 483
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors #1835