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The Key to Autism Workbook and DVD Package
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Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions | 146 Page Book
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[+] [-] 049465 - The Key to Autism: Integrating Brain Development with Practical Strategies for Treatment of Children and Adolescents
  1. Screen and diagnose autism using DSM-5® and ICD-10 updates.
  2. Differentiate between abilities that are intact versus impaired in the brain with autism.
  3. Compare and evaluate empirically validated strategies for children with autism.
  4. Identify the best time to teach a new behavior.
  5. Determine the 2 major functions of a behavior using case examples.
  6. Employ evidence-based strategies to teach self-control, self-regulation and flexibility.
  7. Implement programs to assist in generalizing social skills.
  8. Reevaluate certain punishment techniques and the ethical dilemmas in using them.

[+] [-] 049465 - The Key to Autism: Integrating Brain Development with Practical Strategies for Treatment of Children and Adolescents

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • DSM-5® and ICD-10 updates
  • Comorbid disorders
  • Latest research in brain development
  • Intact versus impaired abilities
  • Information processing

Screening and Assessment Tools

  • General developmental screeners
  • Specific autism screeners
  • Sample assessment measures

Early Intervention and Evidence-based Therapies: Video Examples

  • Applied behavioral analysis
  • Developmental therapies
  • Educational interventions
  • Psychopharmacology

Behavioral Techniques

  • Teach social communication, self-help skills and on-task behaviors
  • Decrease spitting, hitting, kicking and other inappropriate behaviors
  • Increase attention and motivation
  • Simplified functional behavioral assessments

Social-Communication Strategies

  • Visual systems to improve communication
  • Programs to assist in generalizing social skills
  • Use of videos to model and role play
  • Concrete methods to teach social rules
  • Techniques to help individuals with ASD identity social errors

Environmental Strategies

  • Schedules, time-lines, web diagramming and other organizational systems
  • Reinforcement menus that set the child up for success
  • Tips to structure your room for optimal learning

Self-Regulation Strategies

  • Tools to help the individual with ASD recognize emotions
  • Handouts to teach the individual flexibility
  • Relaxation techniques for stress and anger management

Ethical Challenges in Autism

  • Welfare of the individual
  • Informed consent
  • Least restrictive
  • Use of restraints
  • Time-out versus seclusion
  • Alternatives to punishment



Cara Marker Daily, PHD, BCBA,, is a licensed psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 20 years of experience providing assessment and treatment for children, adolescents and young adults with autism in the home, school, hospital and community settings. She works directly with educators, speech/language pathologists, occupational therapists, BCBAs and other professionals. Dr. Daily is the president and training director of Daily Behavioral Health, a leading behavioral health provider in northeast Ohio specializing in assessment, consultation, and treatment of autism, anxiety and disruptive behavior disorders. She is the founder and executive director of the Building Behaviors Autism Center, which has received numerous grants to provide free and reduced cost applied behavioral analysis services to individuals with autism.

Dr. Daily has written several cognitive-behavioral and behavioral-based curriculums focusing on teaching daily living skills to children with autism and published a peer-reviewed journal article supporting evidence for success of these programs. She has presented nationally on topics of autism, disruptive behaviors disorders, anxiety and chronic health conditions in the pediatric population. Dr. Daily has been featured in radio, television, and other media platforms in northeast Ohio. She is the author of The Key to Autism: An Evidence-Based Workbook for Assessing and Treating Children & Adolescents (PESI, 2016).

Dr. Daily received her Ph.D. in School Psychology at the University of South Carolina, and completed an internship in Pediatric Psychology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Psychology at The Children’s Hospital at The Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Daily is a member of the Department of Pediatrics at Fairview Hospital at the Cleveland Clinic, the American Psychological Association, the Ohio Psychological Association, and the Christian Association of Psychological Studies.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Cara Marker Daily is the president/training director for Daily Behavioral Health, Inc. She is the founder/executive director of the Building Behaviors Autism Center. She is a compensated consultant for Rethink Autism. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Cara Marker Daily has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits Awarded for Completion of Entire Package
[+] [-] Combined Continuing Education Credit From All Components
Breakdown of Continuing Education Credits by Components
[+] [-] 049465 - The Key to Autism: Integrating Brain Development with Practical Strategies for Treatment of Children and Adolescents
[+] [-] 084175 - The Key to Autism
Counselors, Teachers/Educators, Marriage & Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other Mental Health Professionals
[+] [-] 084175 - The Key to Autism: An Evidence-based Workbook for Assessing and Treating Children & Adolescents
"Dr. Daily's book is written with remarkable clarity, and will be a wonderful, frequently used resource for professionals, parents, and learners wth autism. She provides a unique blend of conceptual and practical information, with an up-to-date account of the DSM-5 and all details related to coding. Her perspective of the way people with autism process information is a testament to her extensive professional experience and her understanding of living, thinking and breathing with autism. Dr. Daily's case studies, valuable teaching tips, and elaborate resources are a true gift to this field."
Aletta Sinoff, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCBA-D, COBA

"Dr. Daily has put together an excellent collection of best practices for working with children with autism. Therapists, educators and parents will value the detailed interventions as well as the excellent case studies and worksheets."Teresa Garland, MOT, OTR/L, Author of Self-Regulation Interventions and Strategies

"Key to Autsm is a must-read for professionals working in the field of autism and Dr. Daily has much to share in her 20+ years of experience working alongside individuals with ASD. It is three books in one -- a handbook about autism, an overview of empirically supported treatments, and an applied treatment workbook -- she has left no stone unturned!"Tracy Masterson, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

"While Dr. Cara Daily wrote The Key to Autism as a guide for professionals who assess and treat children and teens with autism spectrum disorders, her extraordinarily clear and practical style of communication has resulted in a book for anyone...parents, educators or family members seeking to fully understand the "whys" and "hows" of a much misudnerstood condition. The Key to Autism offers as clear and concise a summary of evidence-based practices for evaluation and treatment as one could hope for." Stephen Grcevich, MD, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiarty, Case Western Reserve Universit School of Medicine, President and Founder, Key Ministry

"Having been an educator for more than forty years, I am so glad to have Dr. Cara Daily as a colleague. Her ability to reach autistic children is amazing. This book is a fabulous resource for professionals in the autism community. It is well written and easy-to-understand with both an explanation of ASD and treatments that really work."Carole Richards, President, North Coast Education Service