Understanding, Evaluating and Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders: New Data and New Ideas
- Sam Goldstein
In this presentation Dr. Goldstein will provide a brief overview of the historical and current definitions of Autism Spectrum Disorders, discuss the core social learning problems that comprise these conditions, review symptom presentation at different ages as well as the current diagnostic protocol.
Participants will develop an understanding of:
- The basic history of autism in childhood.
- The two basic theories about the core deficits of autism.
- The most current research data, demonstrating the basic differences between children with autism and those with other developmental problems or normal presentation.
- The most current research based treatments for autism.
- How to plan for intervention and choose evidenced based strategies or programs and, most importantly, monitor progress and treatment effectiveness.
The presentation will include a discussion of data from the largest epidemiological/standardization sample completed thus far comparing autistic children to those with other developmental problems and to a large normative sample. These data, as well as data from other research sources, demonstrate a changing pattern of core symptoms in autism. Current information will be provided concerning the most widely used and well developed instruments to diagnose autism and to complete a thorough assessment of typically occurring comorbid problems. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss case examples of challenges with assessment, treatment and intervention. The process utilized will help participants identify areas of concern, evaluate differences between raters (e.g., parent and teacher), plan for intervention and choose evidenced based strategies or programs and, most importantly, monitor progress and treatment effectiveness. The presentation will conclude with a review of current treatment programs and modalities including medications and parent training focusing on social development as well as future challenges.
Thu, May 9 2019 8:00 AM - 3:00 PMBlue Mountain Room
Event # 86602
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