Healthy Interventions for Autism, Sensory & ADHD in Children and Adolescents

Gary Eisenberg, Ph.D., CPQ

Healthy Interventions for Autism, Sensory & ADHD in Children and Adolescents

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Course Highlights

  • Evidence-based effective Interventions for Autism, Asperger's, SPD and ADHD
  • Comparative effectiveness of Alternative vs. Pharmacological approaches in childhood disorders
  • Reduce conflict due to transitions, sensory sensitivities and hyperactivity
  • Diet and Supplements for Autism and ADHD
  • Manage problem behaviors including inappropriate sexual behaviors
  • Social skills treatments of Asperger's Syndrome
  • Sensory Processing Methods to reduce autistic and hyperactive symptoms
  • Use preventative techniques to reduce the need for intervention.
  • "DSM-5 and ICD-10 update: New diagnosis Social Communication Disorder, and the new levels of Autism

Additional Info

DSM 5 dictates that the diagnosis of Autism now subsumes Asperger's Syndrome and PDD-NOS, with reports by the CDC estimating that 1 in 88 U.S. children are identified as having an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Despite the overwhelming prevalence of ASD, the true causes of the disorder are only now coming to light. Parents & therapists are subjected to a confusing array of therapies.

This fresh one-day workshop was designed to integrate traditional& alternative therapies for the best possible outcomes.Utilizing multiple video demos, interventions as diverse as diet, video modeling & medication are explored. Behavioral interventions and social skills training are honed for use in theclassroom and PT/OT/SLP office. New methods for handling meltdown then increasing classroom compliance are taught. This workshop will put the teacher and therapist in the mindof the autistic individual thereby allowing them to speak the child's language. Nonpharmocological interventions for ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder will be thoroughly examined. You will return to your children with a proactive look at these disorders, and the tools to identify alternative, traditional and behavioral techniques & how they may apply in your setting.

[ASHA:Intermediate level, Professional Area]
  1. Identify proven alternative and traditional therapies forall childhood development disorders.
  2. Differentiate plausible from fad therapies in treating ADHD and Autism.
  3. Determine the role of using diet to treat autismand ADHD.
  4. How to fine tune the home and schoolenvironment to reduce toxins related to autism.
  5. Utilize ABA and Floor time techniques to stem distracting behaviors in the therapist's office.
  6. Use four techniques to combat inappropriate sexual behaviors
  7. Specify innovative social skills and parenting techniques to treat ADHD and Asperger's.
  8. Reference up-to-the minute research, resources and apps for parents and professionals working with children.
  1. Autism
    1. Managing meltdowns - Methods toreduce and methods to avoid
    2. Biomarkers and early identification of ASD
    3. DSM-5 changes for the SLP
    4. Behavioral interventions including ABA andFloortime
    5. VIDEO: Handling Tantrums
    6. Biomedical interventions - Research-basedeffectiveness
      1. Diets, probiotics and supplements
    7. Environmental interventions to reduce autism symptoms
    8. Preparing for a safe pregnancy and safe baby's room
    9. Effective teaching techniques for ASD
    10. Addressing the peers of the ASD student
    11. Alternative therapies including music/equine/neurofeedback
    12. Latest research on factors thought to cause autism
  2. Asperger's Syndrome or Level 1 Autism
    1. How to teach using Youtube and videos:
      1. Emotions, contextual cues,body language, perspectives, and empathy
    2. Social skills training integrated into the classroom
    3. Bullying interventions that work with children withAsperger's
    4. Rediagnosing Asperger's Syndrome under DSM-5
    5. Evidenced-based techniques in videomodeling
    6. Preventing or responding to inappropriate sexual behavior
    7. Disciplining obsessive and repetitive behaviors
    8. Classroom methods to connect to the unique style of the child with autism
    9. Simple techniques for increasing prevention to reduce intervention
    10. Transitioning the HS student to the world of work or college
  3. Sensory Processing Disorder
    1. The unique role of the pediatric therapist
    2. Auditory solutions and oral-motor ideas
    3. Hypersensitivity in oral, tactile, auditory and proprioceptive areas
      1. Techniques for combating each
      2. Special techniques for the fidgeting and sensory-seekingchild
  4. ADHD
    1. Traditional and integrative treatments
    2. Are we over-labeling those with behavior problems?
    3. Non-pharmacological interventions for ADHD including supplements and diet
    4. Parenting and disciplinary tough love interventions
    5. Models for seamlessly integrating parents into therapy and education
    6. Common misdiagnoses of disorders mimicking ADHD
    7. Medications, current and futureuse
    8. Differences between bipolar disorder and ADHD in diagnosis and treatment
    9. Comprehensive list of accommodations for study skills and classroommodifications
  5. Gaining the School's Cooperation: IEPs, 504s & OHIs
  6. DSM-5 Update
    1. Levels of severity of the autism spectrum diagnosis
    2. New diagnoses: Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder
    3. Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
  7. Issues for Professionals & Parents Working with Children with Developmental Disorders
    1. Emphasizing priorities: The child first, the disorder second
      1. Procedural steps for differential diagnosis
    2. Utilizing a developmental approach with ongoing treatment planning
      1. Criteria for evaluating professional and treatment options
  8. Resources for Professionals & Parents
    1. Books, internet sites, support groups

Gary M. Eisenberg, Ph.D., CPQ, CAS, is a licensed psychologist and professor with over 30 years of experience in psychotherapy and psycho-educational testing. Currently a practicing clinical psychologist and adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University, Dr. Eisenberg has been President of the Child, Adolescent and Family Division of the Florida Psychological Association, recipient of their Child Psychologist of the Year Award, and News Editor for their Child-Adolescent-Family Division. Dr. Eisenberg is an active member of the American Psychological Association, the Florida Psychological Association (FPA), and the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards. He is a past presenter to the FPA annual convention speaking on Child Developmental Disorders and is a Florida Supreme Court-Certified Mediator. Dr. Eisenberg is a frequent lecturer to schools, parent groups, and mental health organizations. He has recently been trained (2010) in Nutritional interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders by the Autism Research Institute and is also a Certified Autism Specialist (CAS). Dr. Eisenberg attended Muhlenberg College and received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Florida.


FINANCIAL: Gary M. Eisenberg is compensated as the owner of a private practice and by Summit as an instructor.

NONFINANCIAL: Gary M. Eisenberg has been trained in Nutritional Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders by the Autism Research Institute.

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