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Upcoming Workshops:

Childhood Apraxia of Speech:
The Complex Mysterious World of Motor Speech
July 20, 2018                        
New York, NY
In recent years, there has been an increase in the awareness and subsequent diagnosis of motor speech disorder in children; particularly Childhood Apraxia of Speech. 
As a clinician, it can be challenging to make a differential diagnosis and know how to move forward in treatment. Difficulty in these matters can often be compounded by the challenge of counseling frustrated parents who observe their child unable to clearly articulate words which they know.
This training will provide you with the knowledge you need to better understand what is happening to a child with motor speech disorders. By comprehending the deficits, you will be able to know what to look for, how to structure the session and to make sure you select appropriate targets so that the child gets the type of intervention needed to make gains towards intelligible speech.


Function-Based Treatment:
Understanding the Application of Functional Behavior Assessment and Functional Analysis
July 31, 2018                        
Bayside, NY
This presentation will focus on function as a basis for treatment for DSM-V diagnoses, with autism spectrum disorders in particular. Participants will learn the basis of function-based treatment and how to use functional behavior assessment (FBA) and functional analysis (FA) to determine effective treatments for challenging behaviors. Content will review common functions of behaviors, components of FBA, and variations of FA that have been used in practice and demonstrated in peer-review journals (e.g., trial-based FA, classroom-based FA, synthesized FA). The role of observation will be discussed and practiced within a role-play scenario, as well as methods for identifying patterns of behavior. Participants receive the opportunity to practice identifying functions of behavior within both an FBA and an FA framework. 


ASD + CBT = Positive Outcomes
August 14, 2018                        
New York, NY
Do you see clients on the autism spectrum who struggle to manage pervasive negative thoughts? Or clients who misinterpret a situation and have difficulty managing their reaction? Integrating CBT into your work with individuals on the autism spectrum is the most effective strategy in helping clients understand the links between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. CBT can lessen the impact of pervasive thoughts, challenging behaviors, and negative experiences of events, thus assisting clients in reaching their therapeutic goals. Join Leslie Sickels, LCSW in understanding how to effectively integrate CBT into your clinical work with clients on the autism spectrum.   


Behavior Goes Where Reinforcement Flows:
Using the Matching Law to Understand Behavior
Manipulating Choice through Behavioral Economics
August 28, 2018                        
New York, NY
Part I: Children are frequently faced with choice about how to behave. Do I brush my teeth or run away from mom? Do I ask for a snack or scream and point? Adults often wonder why a child may engage in one behavior more often than another. The answer is likely related to the Matching Law. The Matching Law indicates that a child will usually choose the behavior that has a higher rate of reinforcement. This means that, by carefully considering rates of reinforcement, parents and professionals can directly impact behavior without punishment. This presentation will outline a description of the Matching Law, provide “real life” examples, and recommended intervention strategies.
Part II: Behavioral economics involves the use of basic economic concepts and principles to predict, control, and analyze behavior in choice situations. Practitioners will learn how to view and manipulate response ratio as price for a commodity or putative reinforcer. In addition, practitioners will learn about substitutability, complementary, and independent commodities and other variables of a token economy system.


Disclosure Information:
Financial: The speaker for this event receives a speaker fee for this engagement.
Non-Financial: There are no non-financial disclosures.
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Refund/Cancellation Policy:
Tuition will be refunded less a $5.00 processing fee, if written notification is received by New York Therapy Placement Services up to two weeks prior to the workshop. Two weeks to 48 hours prior to the workshop date 50%; 48 hours prior to workshop, no refund would be available. 
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