Workshop on The Family’s Role in Intervention

Introduction
The cornerstone of any successful intervention protocol is the child’s family. In order for any therapy to be effective, the child’s parents must be integral and informed participants, as knowledgeable about the method of intervention and as able to implement it as any member of the therapy team. Intervention that lasts only as long as a therapist’s session will never have the same impact as intervention that continues long after the therapist’s work is done.

About the Workshop
This workshop is designed to provide participants with a general overview of the most effective therapeutic options available and how they can be successfully incorporated into the family’s lifestyle. There will be breakout sessions throughout the day to give participants the opportunity to discuss child-specific issues with the presenters.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Overview of Family-based Interventions: Understand how to implement family-supported interventions such as Relationship Development Intervention, Floortime and Biomedical Approaches.
  • Generalization and Maintenance of School- and Center-based Interventions: Learn how to maximize the effects of Applied Behavior Analysis and Speech-Language and Occupational Therapies.
  • Effective Advocacy: Discover how to secure an effective intervention plan for your child by learning what your child’s rights are under special education laws;
  • Family Management: Discuss strategies for how to balance providing for the many needs of your child on the spectrum without sacrificing your other family, relationship and personal commitments.

When & Where
Friday, 15 February 2008
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Registration begins at 8:00 AM.
Greenville Community Church
270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale, NY

This is a free event. Lunch is included. Workshop is limited to only 50 participants so please reserve early.

You may download the registration form here.

Source: Navigating the Spectrum

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