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http://www.drcoplan.com

Workshop Description

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) frequently manifest maladaptive behavior. In this workshop we will describe the underlying neuropsychological deficits in ASD, explain how these deficits give rise to various maladaptive behaviors, and provide a logical framework for responding to such behaviors, including behavioral methods and various medications.

This program is designed to help you…

  1. Understand fundamental behavioral principles such as positive and negative reinforcement, overcorrection, and token economies
  2. Understand the concept of cognitive rigidity as a driver of maladaptive behavior in persons with ASD, and identify behavioral and pharmacological methods of benefit
  3. Understand the role of dysregulation of attention, and identify behavioral and pharmacological methods of benefit
  4. Understand the role of dysregulation of arousal, and identify behavioral and pharmacological methods of benefit
  5. Understand the role of dysregulation of sleep, and identify behavioral and pharmacological methods of benefit

Location

Olney Hall 217

Start Date

4-5-2012 11:00 AM

End Date

4-5-2012 12:30 PM

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May 4th, 11:00 AM May 4th, 12:30 PM

Behavior Management and Psychopharmacology in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Olney Hall 217

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) frequently manifest maladaptive behavior. In this workshop we will describe the underlying neuropsychological deficits in ASD, explain how these deficits give rise to various maladaptive behaviors, and provide a logical framework for responding to such behaviors, including behavioral methods and various medications.

This program is designed to help you…

  1. Understand fundamental behavioral principles such as positive and negative reinforcement, overcorrection, and token economies
  2. Understand the concept of cognitive rigidity as a driver of maladaptive behavior in persons with ASD, and identify behavioral and pharmacological methods of benefit
  3. Understand the role of dysregulation of attention, and identify behavioral and pharmacological methods of benefit
  4. Understand the role of dysregulation of arousal, and identify behavioral and pharmacological methods of benefit
  5. Understand the role of dysregulation of sleep, and identify behavioral and pharmacological methods of benefit

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