Workshop Title

Managing internalizing behaviors in children on the autism spectrum

Presenter Information

James CoplanFollow

Related Website

http://www.drcoplan.com

Brief Biography

James Coplan, MD, is a pediatrician with over 3 decades of experience working with children with special needs. Dr. Coplan is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics, and holds subspecialty certification in both Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. He is also a member of the Child Neurology Society, and Clinical Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Coplan has a lengthy bibliography of published works in the area of early language development, and has written a book for caregivers and professionals working with children on the autism spectrum (Making Sense of Autistic Spectrum Disorders; Bantam-Dell, 2010). Dr. Coplan is also the sibling of an individual with developmental disabilities. Dr. Coplan incorporates this personal experience into his clinical, research, and teaching activities, in a way that benefits his patients and their families, his colleagues, and the general public.

Workshop Description

Internalizing behaviors (anxiety, depression, perfectionism) in children on the autism spectrum frequently are under-recognized or under-treated, until they erupt into externalizing behaviors such as verbal or physical aggression. This workshop describes the various expressions of internalizing behavior encountered in children on the spectrum, and makes recommendations for addressing these behaviors.

Start Date

3-5-2013 10:45 AM

End Date

3-5-2013 12:00 PM

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May 3rd, 10:45 AM May 3rd, 12:00 PM

Managing internalizing behaviors in children on the autism spectrum

Internalizing behaviors (anxiety, depression, perfectionism) in children on the autism spectrum frequently are under-recognized or under-treated, until they erupt into externalizing behaviors such as verbal or physical aggression. This workshop describes the various expressions of internalizing behavior encountered in children on the spectrum, and makes recommendations for addressing these behaviors.

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