Workshop to explore Autism and Behaviors
The Friendly City Optimist Club is inviting the community to attend a workshop on Friday, May 4 at the Heritage Inn, to learn more about Autism and the Brain: Learning and Behaviour.
The workshop will be led by presenter Layne Pethick, PhD Candidate who will explore understanding autism and strategies for learning and behaviors. Pethick is an autism spectrum disorders and behavior consultant for the state of Texas.
Pethick will conduct two sessions. The first session is Autism and the Brain: Neurological Factors that affect Behaviour and Learning. Participants in the sessions will gain information on neurological factors that affect the behaviour and learning of children with autism and will include topics such as: stress and the brain; biological factors of the brain; neurological factors related to attention and emotions; current and upcoming research and findings on possible brain differences within the autism population. The presentation will be an open forum with several engaging activities.
The second part (session) of the workshop will discuss Strategies for Learning Behavior. This includes how to analyze various components in the educational and home environments, from school-wide to individual classrooms, adult interactions to student interactions, overall school climate to parent involvement. Other aspects like communication, structure and routines, social-emotional health, input and output of instruction and more will be discussed at this session.
The Friendly City Optimists Club says the workshop will appeal to professionals, parents, foster parents, police, social services, teachers, school administrators, early childhood educators, educational assistants, daycare workers, consultants and anyone needing to learn more about autism.
The cost of the workshop is $150. For more information and to register for this workshop before April 25, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration after April 25 will attract a cost of $200.