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High Functioning Autism:
DVD Video
$199.99 USD
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Product Details
DVD Video - 4+ hours
Multi-disc video recording with electronic manual and instructions
9/26/2017 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
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  • Articulate how the DSM-5® updates impact service delivery.
  • Utilize several social skill interventions to improve long-term success for children/adolescents with HFA.
  • Employ specific coping and calming techniques for children/adolescents with HFA.
  • Determine medication side effects that can mimic behavioral issues and may even cause behavioral issues.
  • Design effective strategies for successful transitions for children/adolescents with HFA.
  • Employ specific behavioral interventions that target the most difficult behaviors in children/adolescents with HFA.
  • Implement treatment interventions for children/adolescents with Social-Pragmatic Communication Disorder.

DSM-5® and ICD-10 Updates

  • Social-Pragmatic Communication Disorder
  • Impact on service delivery (school/community)
  • Successfully link home, school and therapy
  • IEP/504/Do they qualify for school services?
  • Co-morbid disorders: Why the difference is important

Social Skills Interventions

  • Improve social skill deficits
  • "Kid Cop" behaviors and why other kids get angry
  • How to get peers to recognize them in positive ways
  • Group activities that have a proven track record
  • Early intervention strategies that deliver long-term success

Communication Interventions

  • Conflict resolutions that are effective in multiple settings
  • Help peers and family members relate
  • Verbal interventions that overload processing
  • Pragmatic language and other abstract issues

Sensory Interventions

  • Self-stimulation (appropriate & inappropriate)
  • Sensory strategies to avoid
  • Coping/calming techniques that reduce meltdowns
  • Sensory diet

Anxiety Interventions

  • Anxiety-reducing activities
  • How anxiety impacts rigidity
  • Help them "self-regulate"
  • Successful transitions

Depression Interventions

  • Impact on flexibility and change
  • Therapy that works for people with HFA
  • Emergence in adolescence
  • Solitude vs. loneliness

ADHD Interventions

  • ADHD vs. hyper-focus
  • Commonly prescribed medications and possible benefits and side effects
  • Specific triggers and what fuels the rage
  • Reduce aggressive and disruptive behaviors
  • Mistakes that escalate defiant behaviors
  • Overcome refusals to comply with even simple requests

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Interventions

  • What to do when they become stuck on high interest areas
  • Specific medication interventions
  • Impact on socialization and behaviors

Interventions for Specific Difficult Behaviors

  • Reduce Internet and electronic addictions
  • Changes in technology, school systems and mental health delivery
  • Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) for mood and anxiety

Psychopharmacological Interventions

  • Differentiate among common medications
  • Medications that mimic difficult behaviors
  • Side effects and off label use

Case Studies, Demonstrations & Activities

  • Case studies that demonstrate specific interventions for aggressive and non-compliant behaviors
  • iPad® apps for social success, behavioral changes and speech and language
  • Staff training techniques to experience what an individual on the spectrum might


Leslie Cohen, PhD, BCBA-D, is a licensed psychologist and recognized expert in child/adolescent behavior, who brings a balanced clinical and educational perspective to her work with children, families, schools and clinical teams. For over 18 years, she has been treating clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), anxiety disorders, ADHD, Tourette’s Syndrome, ODD, dual diagnosis, learning disabilities and depression. In her consultation to school districts in the United States, Canada and on native reserves, Dr. Cohen works with multi-disciplinary educational teams to embed positive behavior supports and social skills training within the regular school curriculum. In her private practice, she conducts functional behavior assessments, creates treatment plans for families and schools, supervises clinical and front-line staff in behavioral support and intensive early intervention for children with ASD. Dr. Cohen places special emphasis on combining creative, play and leisure-based activities with science-based interventions, such as systematic desensitization, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, social skills acquisition, personal regulation strategies, and increasing resilience, independence and self-reliance.

Dr. Cohen delivers workshops, webinars, and presentations internationally on High-Functioning Autism (HFA), reducing anxiety and depression, increasing resilience, parent-focused problem-solving strategies, structuring and maintaining successful social skills opportunities, reducing meltdowns, supporting physicians in tracking the effects of psychotropic medications, and reducing anxiety at school and school refusal. Working with Autism Ontario, Dr. Cohen co-authored Everyday ABA, a manual on reducing significant behavior problems and increasing functional skills, which continues to be provided free of charge to families and clinicians across the province. Drawing on her extensive experience as a clinician, consultant, and clinical supervisor, Dr. Cohen shares practical, hands-on, proven treatment and intervention strategies in her talks. Dr. Cohen holds a Ph.D., in Psychology from Temple University and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies in New York City. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the doctoral level.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Leslie Cohen is the clinical director and partner of L&A Educational Services, Inc. She has an employment relationship with the Amherst Regional School District. Dr. Cohen receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Leslie Cohen has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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