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Unraveling the Mystery: Autism Spectrum, Sensory Integration and Interpreting the DSM-5 Webinar - SINGLE USER


Grades K-12

What You Will Learn

A recent CDC (Centers for Disease Control) report states that "1 in 88 children have autism." The number is far more prevalent in males (1 in 56 school-aged).

Over the last decade the numbers with autism have increased at a startling rate. While some people attribute the increase on better diagnosis, researchers' state there is no clear correlation. None of this, however, equips educators in dealing with problem behaviors or making accommodations for these students.

Highlights of this information-packed 90-minute webinar include:

  • Unfolding new insights & strategies for clarifying the similarities and differences between these often misunderstood diagnoses and treatment protocols
  • Recognizing myths, truths and common cultural disagreements regarding etiology, prognosis and intervention
  • Discerning the accurate application of the DSM-5
  • Understanding the new features of the DSM-5.
  • Emphasis on the DSM-5 diagnostic changes and its implications in the home, community and school environments.
  • Mastering challenging moments with students/ children who do not respond to typical interventions.
  • What every educator needs know about working with students on the borderline & whom are undiagnosable

Learning Objectives: 

In this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Address common misunderstandings educators have about these students and the best ways to treat / accommodate.
  • Recognize the pros and cons of the DSM-5.
  • Utilize sensory integration.
  • Master challenging moments with students/ children who do not respond to typical interventions.

          Who Should Attend:

          • Classroom Teachers
          • School Counselors
          • Social Workers (Intermediate and Advanced)
          • Principals and Administrators
          • Special Education Personnel
          • At-Risk Coordinators
          • Behaviorists
          • Intervention Specialists
          • After-School Program Coordinators
          • School Psychologists
          • Community Youth Program Coordinators
          • Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinators
          • Law Enforcement/SROs

          You Will Also Receive:

          To augment the PowerPoint™ presentation and activities, each participant will receive a (PDF) resource packet of the presentation with ideas, reproducible forms, activities and other suggested resources.

          About the Presenter:

          Aaron Wiemeier, MS, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has been practicing for 15 years with at-risk children and families in the foster care and adoptive system. A specialist in the area of attachment and trauma, with a particular emphasis on the neurophysiology of trauma, he uses a practical, and often experiential community-based approach to helping and empowering families and individuals to overcome the effects of trauma. He is an adjunct professor at a local university and a regular trainer for multiple agencies and organizations in the state of Colorado. Aaron has created a workbook entitled My Feelings Workbook, which helps traumatized children understand the emotions which may be associated with a traumatic experience on the non-verbal body level.


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