Maryland School 
 Psychologists' Association
 

Fall 2017 Conference MSEA Conference Day (Autism Conversations: A Framework for Assessment and Intervention Across Age and Ability Levels)

  • 20 Oct 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Martin's West, 6817 Dogwood Road, Windsor Mill, MD 21244

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MSPA Fall 2017 Conference

Friday, October 20, 2017

Autism Conversations: A Framework for Assessment and Intervention Across Age and Ability Levels

Marilyn J. Monteiro, PhD.

 

Licensed psychologist specializing in individuals with autism spectrum differences and their families; International expert and speaker on autism spectrum brain style differences; Author of two books and a test protocol; School district consultant in autism evaluation and intervention

Martin's West

6817 Dogwood Road
Windsor Mill, MD 21244

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

School Psychologists are increasingly faced with the challenge of recognizing the full range of autism spectrum differences and discussing individual diagnostic results with parents and teachers. Parents and teachers look to school psychologists to provide a compelling description of the individual child that goes beyond the label of autism. Participants will learn how to use a visual framework and descriptive language to individualize the diagnosis of autism spectrum differences across age and ability levels. They will learn to use sensory-based interview techniques that elicit the individual’s singular behavioral profile, facilitating the diagnostic process. Four key narrative shifts that face individuals, their parents, and their teachers will be highlighted, along with practical supports and interventions.

 

THIS PROGRAM SPEAKS TO THE FOLLOWING NASP PRACTICE MODEL DOMAINS:

Domain 1: Data-Based Decision Making and Accountability; Domain 2: Consultation and Collaboration; Domain 4: Interventions and Mental Health Services to Develop Social and Life Skills; Domain 7: Family–School Collaboration Services; Domain 8: Diversity in Development and Learning

     

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

8:00 – 9:00              Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00-12:00            Dr. Monteiro's Presentation

12:00 -1:00               Lunch

1:00 - 4:00                Dr. Monteiro’s Presentation

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Participants will use a visual organizational framework in line with the DSM-5 and IDEA criteria to recognize the full range of autism spectrum differences in school-aged students (preschool through secondary).
  2. Participants will learn to use descriptive language in explaining autism spectrum differences to parents and teachers.   
  3. Participants will gain key tools to conduct a sensory-based diagnostic interview with students whose communication skills range from verbally fluent to functionally nonverbal.
  4. Participants will become familiar with a range of autism spectrum evaluation tools and identify how to use a core group of tools to make effective diagnostic determinations.
  5. Participants will learn to develop individualized Brain Style Profiles across age and ability levels.      
  6. Participants will identify the four key narrative shifts that individuals, parents, and teachers need to make in order to move towards positive independent adult functioning.
  7. Participants will identify key supports and interventions that link to the key narrative shifts.

                
                 

Speaker Bio: 

Dr. Monteiro, is a licensed psychologist and expert in the area of autism spectrum brain style differences. She is the author of two books and a test protocol and is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences. She maintains a practice in Dallas, Texas that specializes in supporting individuals with autism spectrum differences and their families. Dr. Monteiro, consults in area school districts and provides training for school evaluators in the areas of autism team evaluations and school-based interventions. 

 

CPD/CE Credits:

Documentation of attendance for 6 hours of Continuing Professional Development Continuing Education (CPD/CE) credit will be provided to certified school psychologists and licensed psychologists who complete the entire workshop.  Partial credit cannot be awarded.  In order to receive CPD/CE credit, attendees must arrive no later than 15 minutes after the start, and may not leave prior to 15 minutes before the end of the program.  The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and hence the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists recognize MSPA as an approved provider of CPD/CE for psychologists (NASP APS #1002).  MSPA maintains responsibility for the program. 

 

Important Information:

Documentation of attendance for 6 hours of Continuing Professional Development Continuing Education (CPD/CE) credit will be provided to certified school psychologists and licensed psychologists who complete the entire workshop.  Partial credit cannot be awarded.  In order to receive CPD/CE credit, attendees must arrive no later than 15 minutes after the start, and may not leave prior to 15 minutes before the end of the program.  The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and hence the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists recognize MSPA as an approved provider of CPD/CE for psychologists (NASP APS #1002).  MSPA maintains responsibility for the program. 

 

Meeting rooms are wheelchair accessible and any participant that requires any special services (such as an interpreter), should note this requirement on the registration form at least one month in advance of the conference.  Interpreters cannot be hired after September 20, 2017Persons with questions or special needs should contact: Amy Jagoda at (410) 386-1818 or ALJAGOD@carrollk12.org

 

The MSPA Program Committee recognizes the commitment of time and resources to attend professional conferences.  Due to the sensitive nature of the topics discussed, as well as the professional setting of our activities, we cannot accommodate children at our conferences. We will make efforts at each conference to accommodate the privacy needs of nursing mothers. Thank you for understanding.

Online registrations after September 30th and those postmarked after September 30, 2017 will have a $25.00 additional late fee applied. The MAIL-IN registration deadline is October 6thWALK-IN REGISTRATIONS ARE WELCOME.  If you want confirmation of your registration, please include a stamped, self-addressed postcard.  Your attendance certificate acts as your receipt (monetary receipts are available at the conference upon request).  Registration is limited and accepted on a first come, first served basis. Reimbursement requests for registration cancellations will be honored until September 30, 2017.  Reimbursement requests after that date cannot be guaranteed.

 

Register and pay online by going to www.mspaonline.org or mail registration forms and checks to: MSPA Fall Conference, P.O. Box 1859, Westminster, MD 21158. CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ARE NOT ACCEPTED BY MAIL. IF YOU WISH TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD, YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE.

Download Brochure MSPA Fall Conference 2017.pdf to mail in registration and check.

 
   

Vision: All students will thrive in school, at home, and throughout their lives.
 

Mission: MSPA promotes and advocates for best practices in school psychology to improve learning, behavior, and mental health for all students, families, and schools.

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