4-7-20  Asperger Syndrome/ High Functioning Autism and Academics via Tele Therapy or Face-to-Face Interaction. Live & Recorded Webinar 7- 9 pm EST

4-7-20 Asperger Syndrome/ High Functioning Autism and Academics via Tele Therapy or Face-to-Face Interaction. Live & Recorded Webinar 7- 9 pm EST

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

4-7-20  Asperger Syndrome/ High Functioning Autism and Academics
via Tele Therapy or Face-to-Face Interaction

Please note: This is a per person fee. 

Presenter: Timothy P. Kowalski, M.A.,C.C.C

Those purchasing this webinar can attend live, but whether or not attending the webinar live, all registrants will receive the recording one day after the event. This recording will be available for 1 month, starting the day after the live event. 

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Description:
These are unprecedented times for everyone as we try to adjust to the 
“new normal” due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Schools across the country 
are shut down and education is now being accomplished on-line. This 
poses additional challenges to those students with exceptionality. How 
do we assure they are not being left behind in this process?
Having a student with Asperger syndrome/High Functioning Autism 
(AS/hfASD) in the classroom presents serious challenges that many 
educators are not equipped to handle. Now we are asked to support 
these students using this new service delivery model? How do we assure 
they are able to achieve the goals defined in their IEPs or 504s?
Having provided tele therapy for years to clients throughout the 
world, Timothy Kowalski is now shifting his practice to a 
predominately tele therapy model to meet the challenges   demanded of 
us all.
This presentation will discuss how to incorporate tele therapy to meet 
the needs of these students. It will discuss the academic skills and 
deficits frequently associated with AS/hfASD. Participants will learn 
a variety of behavioral supports designed to enhance the child’s 
ability to initiate work assignments, increase motivation, decrease 
distraction, compensate for gross and fine motor deficits, adapt the 
curriculum, modify academics, and increase cognitive processing. By 
employing these techniques, educators will learn how to defuse power 
struggles frequently seen in the academic environment and implement 
procedures shown to benefit all.

Learner Outcomes:
1. Describe the characteristics of AS/hfASD as it relates to the 
academic setting
2. List core issues found in the academic setting
3. Describe strategies to produce positive change in the academic setting.

Presenter Bio:

Timothy P. Kowalski, M.A.,C.C.C. is a licensed speech-language pathologist specializing in social-pragmatic communication deficits  and internationally known expert on Asperger Syndrome. You will find him to be an entertaining, dynamic presenter who provides insights and strategies that can be immediately implemented. His Orlando  practice has seen clients from Europe, South America, Asia, and  throughout the USA. He regularly consults to schools on best practices  for students identified or suspected of having Asperger syndrome,   provides school-wide district in-services, and is a guest lecturer at  universities and colleges. Mr. Kowalski has worked in a variety of  psychiatric healthcare delivery systems including in-patient and  outpatient psychiatric hospitals, sex-offender units, and school-based settings. He obtained his Master’s degree in Speech Communications  from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and earned his  Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from Southern Connecticut  State College in New Haven. Mr. Kowalski is the author of eight books  on Asperger syndrome and an article, Assessing Social Communication in 
Asperger Syndrome. He previously held the positions of Vice President  of Professional Practices in Speech-Language Pathology and Vice  President of Convention for the Florida Speech-Language-Hearing  Association and is also a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Autism Society of America. He is  the recipient of the “2010 Clinician of the Year Award” offered by the  Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists  and one of eight national nominees for the 2011 ASHA Louis M. di  Carlo Award for Recent Clinical Achievement. He also holds the “TEAMS 
2000 Speech-Language Pathologist of the Year” award for his work with  autism in the four-countywide greater Orlando metropolitan area and  has served on the Board of Directors for the Greater Orlando Chapter  of the Autism Society of America and the Central Florida Center for  Independent Living. He regularly presents on a wide variety of issues relative to Asperger syndrome at national and international seminars. 

CREDITS: This training offers 2 cont. ed. hours for all, and Certificate Maintenance Hours (CMHs) for Speech Language Pathologists. ASHA accepts CMHs towards the 30 hours needed for re-certification. 

CANCELLATION POLICYFor cancellations made at least 10 days prior to the training, the webinar fee will be fully refunded. Cancellations made less than 10 days prior to the training will be subject to a $25 administrative fee.



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