Unlocking the Abilities in Children with Autism and Asperger's Using a Unique, Three-Pronged Approach - Dianne Craft, MA, CNHP., PhD, Friday Keynote
Recognizing the abilities that appear locked inside children with Autism, Dianne will give an overview of the three main strategies that she has developed to open learning gates. Using case histories, she will unveil to you the use of Right Brain Teaching Strategies for improved memory; her Brain Integration therapy, designed to dramatically increase the connections of the brain hemispheres to open blocked learning gates, and some often overlooked nutritional interventions she has found that bring the fastest results in Sensory Processing and socialization abilities.
Dianne Craft holds a Masters Degree in Special Education and is a Certified Natural Health Professional. In this dual role as educator and nutritionist, Dianne has had many unique experiences working with children on the Autism spectrum. In addition to consulting with Colorado schools, she has been president of the Denver consulting firm, Child Diagnostics, Inc. for the past 14 years, and has presented her educational and nutritional approaches nationally. She has authored the Brain Integration Therapy Manual and the Right Brain Reading Program and has developed a step by step nutritional program for children called The Biology of Behavior.
Strategies to Teach Social Skills, Increase Peer Acceptance and Reduce Bullying and Challenging Behaviors - Jed Baker, PhD, Saturday Keynote
Students on the autism spectrum often present with difficulty regulating their feelings and interacting socially. This presentation describes how to handle meltdowns and design effective behavior plans to prevent these moments and reduce frustration and anxiety.
Jed Baker, Ph.D. is the director of the Social Skills Training Project, a private organization serving individuals with autism and social communication problems. He also directs social skills training for Millburn Public Schools in New Jersey. His work has also been featured on ABC World News, Nightline, the CBS Early Show, and the Discovery Health Channel. He is an award winning author of five books: Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Aspergers Syndrome and Social Communication Problems, Preparing for Life: The Complete Handbook for the Transition to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Aspergers Syndrome,The Social Skills Picture Book, The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond, and No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-of-Control Behavior.
Also featuring over 20 other great speakers!
Conference Schedule "At A Glance"
Friday, August 10, 2012
8:30 a.m. – Unlocking the Abilities in Children with Autism/Asperger’s Using a Unique, Three-Pronged Approach - Dianne Craft, MA, CNHP
10:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions (Choose any talks from 3 parallel tracks)
DIANNE CRAFT TRACK
- Brain Integration Therapy: Improving Hemispheric Connections
- Right Brain Teaching Strategies: Training the Student’s Photographic Memory
- The Biology of Learning and Behavior: Kids Act How They Feel
- Watching Movies to Build Social Understanding
- Communication Options Using the iPad
- Mysterious Power of Music
- What’s the Next Step-Best Step Toward Inclusion
- Comprehensive Care on a Budget, in the Public Schools
Life After High School is About Generating All Possibilities
Visual Strategies for Independence
Am I Still Autistic? How a Low-Functioning, Slightly Retarded Toddler Became CEO of a Multi-Million Dollar National Corporation
Teen/Adult Panel - Hear from the Real Experts
Saturday, August 11th
8:30 a.m. – Strategies to Teach Social Skills, Increase Peer Acceptance, and Reduce Bullying and Challenging Behaviors -
Jed Baker, PhD
10:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
(Choose any talks from 3 parallel tracks)
JED BAKER, PhD TRACK
- Key Components of Social Skills Training
- Play, Empathy, Friendship, Dating, and Employment Readiness
- Preserving the Parents Point of View; Drafting Effective IEP
- Using Project Based Instruction for High Function Autism
- Middle School – Toward a Road of Life-Long Self-Advocacy
Special Lunchtime Session
- Biomedical Problems and Interventions in ASD
Waiting for Wyatt: A Journey Through Autism to Empowerment-
Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. each day of the conference with coffee and juice.
Lunch is on your own.
Detailed Conference Schedules available for download (pdf):
- "Back to School" Pasadena Autism/Asperger's Conference Schedule. Coming Soon!