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Special Learning, Inc.’s Latest Professional Webcast Series Features Four Events for Those Caring for Treating Individuals Affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder


Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 18, 2012

Special Learning, Inc., the leading global provider of mobile technology applications and educational resources for the autism community, has released the latest schedule for its Professional Webcast Series. The lineup for the Sept. 27, 2012 monthly training series will include web-based sessions designed to educate and inform caregivers and treatment providers of those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities of the latest trends and techniques for treating the condition.

The Special Learning Professional Webcast Series provides up-to-date training on fundamental ABA techniques and intervention strategies used in the treatment of individuals with ASD. The four sessions being broadcast are:

  • “SLPs and BCBAs: How Do We Make Collaboration Work?”- Thursday September 27, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST: This webcast provides a review of theory, philosophy, methodology and practice for BCBAs, BCaBAs, SLPs, administrators, and others working with these professionals and individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Twenty minutes of the session will be dedicated to a question and answer session. Participants will learn how to identify solutions to collaboration challenges; define the scopes of practice for SLPs and BCBAs; and access journal and online resources for additional collaboration information and support.
  • “Technology in Autism Part 2: Communication Apps and Devices”- Thursday September 27, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST: This webcast, which is second in a four-part series, discusses how communication applications (apps) can present options for communications and expression. This webinar provides a forum to begin the dialogue on this very relevant topic. The discussion will include information on apps currently available in the market and how BCBAs, BCaBAs, SLPs, educators and parents can use the apps to facilitate communication. This session answers the lingering question on many professionals’ minds, “Is there an app for that?”
  • “Social Skills in Elementary School: Part 2”- Thursday September 27, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. EST: This webcast, which is second in a four-part series, provides a review of practice and methodology designed for teachers, paraprofessionals, BCBAs, BCBAs and SLPs working with persons with autism and/or supervising direct treatment staff and other professionals working with children with autism and related disorders. Participants will learn to identify the social skills that elementary-aged children with autism may lack; describe when to begin teaching social skills and why each skill is necessary; and list several evidenced-based strategies to teach social skills within an applied setting.
  • “Severe Problem Behavior”- Thursday September 27, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. EST: This webcast focuses on defining what severe problem behavior looks like, evidence-based treatments that have been successful in reducing different types of severe problem behaviors, and discussion and case studies of effective and ineffective strategies from a clinician’s perspective. Participants will gain understanding of what severe problem behavior looks like in a clinical setting; how to write a clear and concise behavior plan that addresses the target behavior; and identify examples of severe problem behavior and some of the treatments that are effective in reducing problem behavior. This webcast is recommended for BCBAs, BCaBAs, SLPs and educators.

Participants of webcasts are eligible for two (Type II) BCBA and BCaBA CEU credits; select webcasts are eligible for SLP continuing education credits. Participants of the “Social Skills in Elementary School: Part 2” webcast are also eligible for two social work CEU credits in the state of Ohio.

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About Special Learning
Special Learning is the leading global provider of autism and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) solutions. Special Learning designs mobile applications and educational resources based on clinical evidence-based research to ensure that every person diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is capable of attaining an abundant and fulfilling life. Through its comprehensive web portal, Special Learning provides the global autism community with a range of ABA training and educational products, web-based and downloadable tools and professional services to empower parents, teachers and providers so that they can help individuals with autism move up the skills spectrum intuitively, successfully and affordably.