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Category Archives: Webinars
Recorded webinar programs on a variety of topics related to autism.
Sensory Processing: Part 4
Frequently asked questions about Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
Occupational Therapist Andrea Fanta, M.S., O.T., brings you the final video in her 4-part series on Sensory Processing Disorder. In our first video, you will find a very friendly explanation of our 8 sensory systems. In our second video, we reviewed what is defined as a SPD and different levels of treatments. In our third video, we explained the possible connections between SPD and behavior. Today, we will answer the most frequently asked questions related to SPD. Presented by Andrea Fanta, MS, OT.
Preguntas frequentes sobre Trastorno de procesamiento sensorial
Bienvenidos a nuestro cuarto video. En nuestro primer video, encontrarás una explicación muy amigable de nuestros 8 sistemas sensoriales. En nuestro segundo video, revisamos lo que se define como un TPS y diferentes niveles de tratamientos. En nuestro tercer video, explicamos las posibles conexiones entre TPS y comportamiento. Hoy, responderemos las preguntas más frecuentes relacionadas con el TPS. Andrea Fanta, MS, OT.
Sensory Processing: Part 3
Sensory Processing Disorder and Behavior
Occupational Therapist Andrea Fanta, M.S., O.T., brings you the third video in her 4-part series on Sensory Processing Disorder. In this video, she will review some of the sensory systems and their possible relationship to different behaviors. This information can help us change our perspective, increase our empathy, and promote alternative approaches to our children’s behavior.
TPS y Compartameinto
Bienvenidos a nuestro tercer video. En esta ocasión, repasaremos algunos de los sistemas sensoriales y su posible relación con diferentes comportamientos. Esta información puede ayudarnos a cambiar nuestra perspectiva, aumentar nuestra empatía y promover enfoques alternativos en el comportamiento de nuestros hijos. Andrea Fanta, MS, OT.
Healthy Relationships Education with Youth on the Spectrum: Love, sex, and how to communicate about it
Neurodiversity at Your University
Police Safety for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Challenging Behaviors Part 3: Unpacking the tools in your tool belt
Sensory Processing: Part 2
Occupational Therapist Andrea Soledad Fanta Alarcon brings you the second video in her 4-part series on Sensory Processing Disorder. In this video, she gives a description of sensory processing disorder, practical examples and levels of intervention.
Sensory Processing Disorder
Trastorno de procesamiento sensorial
Segundo video educativo sobre procesamiento sensorial. Este abarca el TPS , ejemplos practicos y descripcion de los tres niveles de intervencion.
Join this group of parents and professionals as they share about their students’ struggles with executive functioning in the context of understanding the behaviors behind and strategies to improve the different domains of executive functioning.
Challenging Behaviors – Part 2: Exploring function-based interventions
Part 2 in a 4-part series on Challenging Behavior. This session focuses on functional interventions for challenging behavior. Join Dr. Cheryl Light Shriner as she discusses practical tips to avoid and manage everyday difficulties.
Autism 101: Understanding the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder- *Full Video
Autism expert and consultant, Linda Tortorelli shares an in-depth, easy to understand overview of what autism is, how it affects a child, and a brief overview of resources available to families.
Transitioning to Post-secondary education for students with ASD
In this webinar, autism expert Linda Tortorelli discusses getting students ready for 2- or 4-year university: what’s needed for accommodations, supports available, and preparing your student.
Challenging Behavior Part 1
Join us for Part 1 of a 4-part series on challenging behavior with Dr. Cheryl Light Shriner, BCBA. This video explores WHY? The reasons behind the behavior.
Sleep and ASD
Dustin Haraden, MS, discusses normative patterns of sleep, factors that affect sleep, and strategies for developing healthy sleep routines and managing sleep-related challenges. Originally streamed on April 21, 2020.
Mr. Haraden is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois. He has conducted sleep related research and has conducted ASD assessments and programs for youth on the spectrum for TAP.
Picky Eaters: Tips and Strategies
Lisa Crane, MA CCC-SLP/L discusses common issues related to “picky eating” in children on the spectrum, provides strategies for encouraging trying new foods, and answers questions from viewers. Originally streamed on April 14, 2020.
For more tips and strategies to make the most of family mealtimes, go to:
Mealtime Minutes from the Family Resiliency Center
Mythbusters: Truths and Lies about Autism
Originally streamed on April 7, 2020.
What is autism anyway? What should I expect when I meet someone who is on the autism spectrum? Do I seek a diagnosis? Should we tell anyone? Does it look the same in boys versus girls? Families, friends, coworkers, employers- come and get all your questions answers as we set the record straight about the issues surrounding autism.
Presenters: Jeanne Kramer, SLP and TAP Resource Specialist and Hena Thakur, M.S. and doctoral candidate in psychology.
Expert Panel: Noa Hannah, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, BCBA and Speech Language Pathologist; Linda Tortorelli, Director of The Autism Program at University of Illinois; Amy Cohen, PhD, Director of Psychology Services.
Please note that due to a technical glitch, the recording begins several minutes into the presentation.