Autism & Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder: A DSM-5® Update

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Date Sep 11, 2015
Time 12:00 PM EDT
Cost $49.00
The DSM-5® recognizes the social communication deficits associated with ASD. Keep these deficits at bay with early diagnosis and intervention.

Full Description:
Cases of autistic and social communication disorders are increasing dramatically, to the extent that some researchers are describing the trend as an “epidemic.” Mental health professionals and educators see more children and adolescents with these disorders than ever before in history. Neuroscientists have demonstrated that early irregularities in brain growth lead to developmental disorders. Accurate diagnosis is essential to treatment planning and requires an up-to-date knowledge of disorders and clear differential diagnostic skill. The need for early diagnosis and appropriate intervention is urgent.
Multiple interventions are currently available and a wide range of treatment plans can be developed. Participants will learn how to facilitate communication, improve social and pragmatic language, teach children with attention and working memory weakness, explore compensatory strategies for academic deficits, and evaluate other research-based programs.

DSM®, DSM-IV-TR®, and DSM-5® are registered trademarks of the American Psychiatric Association. The American Psychiatric Association is not affiliated with nor endorses this seminar.

Course Includes:
Live Q&A
Presentation Handout
Post session recording access
CE Credit

What You Will Learn:
Describe factors contributing to the dramatic increase in Autism and Social (Pragmatic)  Communication Disorders
Contrast the differences between Autism and Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder
Explain methods for differential diagnosis
Assess examples for how to improve children’s social and language development
Evaluate behavioral and communicative strategies

Your Presenter:
ANITA REMIG, EdD, FPPR, is a practicing counseling psychologist specializing in psychotherapy and family therapy with individuals across the age span. She has been in practice for over 30 years with children, teens, families, and adults. Dr. Remig’s subspecialty areas include psychological testing and biofeedback. Interest in teaching led to university positions as an instructor in human development, physiological psychology, health psychology, and educational psychology. Dr. Remig has been an instructor for Cross Country Education for 15 years teaching childhood developmental disorders, developmental disorders related to abuse, and bully prevention seminars. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications including Child Study Journal, Language and Speech, and Journal of Child Psychology. Her papers have been presented to the American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, and the Society for Research in Child Development. She is a Fellow of the Prescribing Psychologist Register (FPPR) from the International College of Psychopharmacology and completed the ICCP National Examination for Psychologists in Psychopharmacology.

Only registered attendees will have access to CE. A Cross Country Education web account is required to attend. There is no charge for a CCE web account. It is recommended that you join the meeting 15 to 20 minutes early. Speaker phone sound quality is poor and it is recommended that they not be used to listen to the event.

Technical requirements:
To view this webinar you will need to download the WebEx Application. You will be prompted to download it when you first enter the site. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by following this link:

Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Nurses, Case Managers, Educators


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