Events

Pivotal Response Treatment for Minimally Verbal Children with ASD

LIVE WEBINAR:  Wednesday, Jun 10, 11am-1pm and Wednesday, Jun 17, 11am-1pm EDT (Rescheduled from the May dates.)

Cost for this two part training is $150.  Register at this link.

Presented by: Angela Scarpa Ph.D., Angela Dahiya, M.S. & Jen Bertollo, B.A. (Virginia Tech).  Hosted by CA Human Services

This 2-part series is for professionals or parents who would like foundational information on Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), which is aimed at teaching language skills to minimally-verbal children. We will provide an overview of the treatment, PRT motivational strategies, and how to generalize this treatment to other target behaviors.

This training will provide a foundational overview of:
➢ Autism Spectrum Disorder interventions and PRT treatment
➢ PRT behavioral basics (the ABC's of behaviors)
➢ How to structure learning opportunities
➢ How to generalize PRT strategies to improve future target behaviors

Autism 101 Webinar: Best Practices for Psychosocial Assessment and Treatment

LIVE WEBINAR: Monday, June 22, 11:30am-3:30pm

Cost is $50.  Register at this link.

Presented by: Angela Scarpa Ph.D., Jennifer Bertollo, B.A. & Angela Dahiya, M.S. (Virginia Tech).  Hosted by CA Human Services

This training is for professionals or parents who would like foundational information about Autism Spectrum Disorder. Specifically, we will provide an overview of history of the diagnosis, prevalence, early signs, symptoms, associated characteristics, and primary psychosocial evidence-based practices.
This training is designed to provide a foundational overview of:
  • Autism spectrum disorder diagnostic criteria and history
  • ASD associated characteristics, strengths, weaknesses
  • Evidence-based diagnostic assessment
  • Evidence-based treatments for social skills, behavior challenges, emotion regulation.

 

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