Gilbert Foley, EdD; Sima Gerber, PhD, CCC-SLP; Avital Balsam, MA, CCC, SLP; Guest Presenters
Clinician Panel: Clinical Case Study Presentation
This ground breaking conference for clinicians and parents explores forging a common ground and a new relationship between the DIR model and ABA. A case dialogue with both DIR model and ABA clinicians explored complementary strategies to overcoming the hurdles and challenges to forming reciprocal relationships between children and parents, the necessary foundation for developmental progress. This session provides the practicing clinician and parents with an expanded perspective and armamentarium to both understand and treat ASD.
Parent Panel: The Parent Perspective
A discussion of the challenges and priorities in identifying intervention approaches that meet the changing needs of their children and their families. Parent reflections on what worked most and what else was needed to guide the ongoing process of supporting development as children grow older. This session highlights parents’ perspectives and insights from their journeys.