Professional-Level Trainings & Seminars

Spectrum Services offers professional-level training and seminars to educators, administrators, and families with children on the autism spectrum. Our expertise is nationally known, and it is our obligation to share this information, so that we can all enrich and improve the quality of life for children with autism. These trainings and seminars are FREE to family members of individuals with ASD and their primary caregivers, and $40 per training for professionals, with a discount at $100 for all three!

 

A Child’s Work is Play * Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 4:00 - 7:00 - See below to Reserve Your Spot - $40.00
Presented by Sandra Brownsey, MS CAS In this program we’re going to examine the important role of play in the lives of our children and students. We’ll look at different types of play and discuss ways to foster and expand repertoires of play skills. We’ll discuss toys, games and activities for all levels of learners. No language? No problem! Limited skills and interests? We’ll discuss and demonstrate strategies to engage and interact regardless of the current skill level of the student. Most activities are done with items found around your house or classroom. Bring your fun side and get ready to play!

Working the Wisdom of Sensory Processing into the Needs and Rhythms of the Homefront * Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 4:00 - 7:00 - $40.00
Presented by Laurie Hopkins, MS OTR-L and Kim DeNitto, OTA This workshop will focus predominantly on strategies for incorporating sensory processing based routines into a child’s life, before, during and after the school day. As always, there will be a review of the basic terminology used in sensory processing, along with rich visual imagery to support the audience in assimilating the information being presented. Laurie and Kim will be sharing some examples of the magic which they have experienced in working with students on the autism spectrum and will explore some of the possibilities for expanding these concepts and activities into school and family time. Please join us for a dynamic, multi-sensory presentation!

Teaching Functional Life Skills with Children with ASD * Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 4:00 - 7:00 - $40.00
Presented by Tiffany Francese-Sears, MA, LMHC, Behavior Intervention Specialist Fostering independence is an essential part of children’s development. These skills will help children with ASD to become more independent with personal care such as toileting, feeding, dressing one’s self and caring for their environment. Thus, it is important that Staff and Parents be exposed to the different ways to teach these important life skills. During this workshop we will explore the importance of life skill training and how to apply this training to a community, school and home based practice. During this workshop participants will learn several Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) strategies to teach independent living skills, including chaining, errorless learning, visual schedules, differential reinforcement and social stories. Participants will be shown videos throughout the presentation to enhance their understanding as well as small group exercises to feel more comfortable teaching these skills.

Reservations for Families and Caregivers
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Reservations for Professional Educators and Adminstrators

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