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Asperger's Syndrome in Adulthood: Interventions to Teach Pro-Social Coping Skills


Credit Available - See CEUs tab below.

Category:
Autism Spectrum Disorder |  Speech/Language Pathology
Faculty:
Timothy Kowalski
Duration:
2 Hours 34 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date :
Oct 18, 2016
SKU:
POS051980
Media Type:
Online Learning


Description

Join Timothy P. Kowalski, M.A., CCC-SLP, and learn the difficulties often found in adults having Asperger syndrome (AS), many of which are not employed at a level commensurate with their cognitive ability. We will discuss the problems often seen in employment, dating, hygiene, marriage and relationships. You will learn strategies to assist these individuals in establishing pro-social coping skills.

CEUs


General Credits

This course is available for 2.5 total CPDs. 

The HPCSA has declared that any on-line courses CPD/CEU credited by a certified US board, is automatically CPD/CEU credited in South Africa.

As there are different boards for different disciplines, we at Acacia suggest that you use the Counselling CPD/CEU credits. These correspond to South African credits of one CPD/CEU per 60 minutes. If you choose to use your discipline's credits, please do so at your discretion.


Florida Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 2.5 continuing education credits. 



Faculty

Timothy Kowalski's Profile

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MA, CCC-SLP


Timothy P. Kowalski, M.A., CCC-SLP, is a licensed speech-language pathologist specializing in social-pragmatic communication deficits and internationally known expert on Asperger Syndrome. His Orlando practice has seen clients from Europe, South America and throughout the USA. Mr. Kowalski regularly consults to schools on best practices for students identified or suspected of having Asperger’s syndrome and provides schoolwide district inservices.

Mr. Kowalski presents internationally on a wide variety of issues relative to Asperger’s, is a guest lecturer at universities and colleges and is a consultant for forensic cases involving Asperger’s syndrome. He has worked in a variety of psychiatric healthcare delivery systems including in-patient and outpatient psychiatric hospitals, sex offender units, and school-based settings. Mr. Kowalski is the author of six books on Asperger syndrome: Asperger Syndrome Explained; Social-Pragmatic Success for Asperger Syndrome and Other Related Disorders; Are You In The Zone?; The Source for Asperger’s Syndrome; Me, Myself, and You; Understanding Emotions: A Guide for Adults; and an article entitled Assessing Social Communication in Asperger Syndrome.

He holds the position of vice president of professional practices in speech-language pathology for the Florida Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is also a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Autism Society of America, Council for Behavior Disorders, and the Council for Exceptional Children. Mr. Kowalski is the recipient of the “2010 Clinician of the Year Award” offered by the Florida Association of Speech- Language Pathologists and Audiologists and the 2011 FLASHA nominee for the ASHA Louis M. di Carlo Award for Recent Clinical Achievement. He holds the “TEAMS 2000 Speech-Language Pathologist of the Year” award for his work with Autism in the four-countywide greater Orlando, Florida metropolitan area and has served on the board of directors for the Greater Orlando Chapter of the Autism Society of America.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Timothy Kowalski receives royalties from Professional Communication Services, Inc. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Timothy Kowalski is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Autism Objectives Society of America and the Florida Association for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.


Target Audience

Speech-Language Pathologists, Speech-Language Pathology Assistants, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Special Education Teachers, ESE Teachers, General Education Teachers, School Administrators, Educational Paraprofessionals, Behavior Specialists, Counselors, Psychologists, Social Workers

Objectives

  1. Identify key components of AS in adults
  2. List reasons for their difficulties
  3. List tools helpful in the diagnostic process
  4. List evidence-based treatment strategies

Outline

  1. AS & Adults: A Hidden Disability
    1. DSM-5 and ICD-10
    2. Clinical impact, misdiagnoses and comorbidity
    3. Social demands as we age
    4. Characteristics of the adult with AS
  2. Assessment
    1. Problems with adult assessment tools
    2. Assessment tools
  3. Why Do They Act This Way?
    1. Theory of Mind
    2. Executive Functions
    3. Central Coherence
    4. Emotional Intelligence
  4. Intervention Strategies for:
    1. Cognitive retraining/restructuring
    2. Dealing with denial
    3. Use of self-talk
    4. Stress management
    5. Couples

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