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					                                                                         AUTISM AND ASPERGER SYNDROME ... CAUGHT “IN BETWEEN THE GAP” OF THEORY, STRATEGIES AND UNDERSTANDING SENSORY DIET
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                u Explore current research on ASD and AS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           u Share strategies that work for children with ASD and AS and

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                u Discuss powerful tools for communication with caregivers based on

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      u Identify similarities and differences between children with

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      u Review sensory integration theory as it applies to children with
 Continuing education available for Physical Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Nurses,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Increase power and efficiency as you live and work with children with ASD and AS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Understanding Sensory Diet
    Case Managers, Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists and Occupational Therapists.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             participate in brainstorming ideas for children you have in mind

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  learning styles, preferred modes of learning and neurolinguistics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ASD and AS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Asperger Syndrome (AS)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Autism and Asperger
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                                                                                                                                                                 Sherman Oaks, CA - November 15
                                                                                                   Las Vegas, NV - November 19

                                                                                                                                                                                                  San Diego, CA - November 5
                                                                                                                                     Ontario, CA - November 17

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Irvine, CA - November 3
     Autism and Asperger Syndrome ... Caught
    “In Between the Gap” of Theory, Strategies
         and Understanding Sensory Diet
                   Increase power and efficiency as you live and work with children with ASD and AS
                        “caught in between the gap” of theory and practical, effective strategies

Sensory Processing: A Key Component to Reaching
Children with ASD and AS
Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder are more frequently seen in our society, according to The Autism Society of America’s website
( It is reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an autism prevalence report (2007)
which concluded that the prevalence of autism had risen to one in every 150 American children and almost one in 94 boys. Helping
children with ASD reach their full potential is becoming an issue that is paramount in many families and in classrooms across the country.
At times children with Asperger Syndrome may not be eligible for help with sensory issues because they may use intellectual skills to mask
(for a period of time) the fact that they have sensory needs; sometimes the two challenges are seen as one and the same. Children within
each category need individualized help to become their best. You can be the pivotal point in their developmental program.
This one-day seminar will explore sensory integration/sensory processing and how it applies to this unique set of challenges. Investigate
the messages children give us through communication in the only way they may have available to them…their actions. Learn to look at
behavior as a form of communication that may ring out “loud and clear” to those who are able to decipher sensory-based action, since
many children are attempting to give clues to help us realize what we can do to make sense of a very stressful world. Initiate change that
will allow children to function to their highest potential and begin to demonstrate the unique gifts they have to offer to all of us.

Course Director
              CATHERINE CHEMIN SCHNEIDER, OTR, is a Registered/Certified Occupational Therapist with over 35 years of experience. For 13
              years she worked exclusively with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational
              Therapy from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, is a Dale Carnegie Graduate, and is listed in the publication of Who’s
              Who of American Women. Ms. Schneider is President and CEO of The Positive Difference, LLC, an organization committed to
              making a positive difference in perception of any situation. Ms. Schneider has worked in clinical settings and extensively in
              schools. She has done numerous local and national seminars and is the author of Sensory Secrets…How to “Jump-Start” Learning
in Children, which contains information that parallels the information presented in “How to Jump-Start Learning for Children with Sensory
Dysfunction” and “Bridging The Gap…Theory and Strategies for Children with Sensory Dysfunction” seminars. (If you have not attended either
seminar and need to understand sensory motor processing before attending this advanced seminar please contact The Concerned Group, Inc.
(800) 447-4332 to order and read the book before attending this seminar.) Ms. Schneider, along with Carol Poltorak, M.S., has written the adult
sequel to Sensory Secrets, which is currently under publication. Ms. Schneider’s experience, energetic speaking style (sprinkled with humor)
delights audiences throughout the United States. Visit her website at
*Catherine Chemin Schneider has collaborated with Mrs. Patricia Knebler, M.A.T., Masters in the Art of Teaching, Certification in Learning
Disabilities, Cognitive Impairment, Autism, and Educator of children with ASD to present powerful, practical insight into working with children
on the spectrum.

What You Will Learn
- Brief review of sensory integration/sensory processing theory as it applies to ASD
- Discuss a variety of program models
- Explore visual communication strategies
- Understand how to use Foundational Skills Inventory to determine areas of need for the child/student
- Learn how to facilitate communication with families and caregivers by exploring the implications of neurolinguistic programming/
  neuroassociative conditioning
- Begin to determine the best sensory diet and how it facilitates continued sensory input
- Work with your own case histories and brainstorm programs with speaker
- Explore current and updated research on ASD and AS

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   u Sensory processing disorder/sensory integration                             u Definition
     - modulation                                                                u Recognizing Asperger Syndrome
        strategies to decrease hypersensitivity                                 u Theory of mind/mindblindness
        activities that might be calming or arousing                            u Research and theories
     - sensory defensiveness                                                     u The genius gene
        tactile, auditory, oral, olfactory, sensitivity to light
                                                                                 COMMUNICATION WITH CAREGIVERS
        gravitational insecurity
                                                                                 u Learning styles
     - motor planning
                                                                                 u Learning modes
        importance of imitation
                                                                                 u Neurolinguistics
        implications of lack of imitation in children with ASD
   u Ability to detect information                                               STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE SENSORY PROCESSING—ASD
   u Ability to use information                                                  u Communication
     - interpret                                                                   - strategies to improve sensory processing—non-verbal
     - build upon past experiences—ability to remember                             - strategies to improve sensory processing—verbal
     - Knickerbocker’s theory of cyclic learning                                      echolalia
   u Difference between reaction and response                                      - music and language
   u Key to understanding                                                          - understanding behaviors
   u Circle of response                                                            - play
   u The vestibular, tactile and proprioceptive systems                            - how sensory experiences relate to academics
   u Visual perception
                                                                                 STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE SENSORY PROCESSING—AS
   u Auditory perception
                                                                                 u Sample of formal and informal assessments
   AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER                                                      u Identifying challenges with modulation registration
   u Definition                                                                  u Identifying defensive behaviors
   u Signs to look for in children                                               u Identifying sensory integration challenges
   u Possible causes                                                             u General modulation strategies to facilitate calming for AS
   u ASD and allergies                                                           u Programs that facilitate sensory processing
   u Genetic differences                                                         u Understanding sensory diet
      - risk factors                                                             u ASD and AS—similar and different characteristics
      - prevalence of seizures
                                                                              FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS INVENTORY
   u Core/primary deficits
                                                                              u Determine foundational skill level
   u Secondary symptoms
   u Explore programs for children with ASD                                   EXPERIENTIALS
      - using behavior modification                                           u Experience sensory processing and/or sensory dysfunction
      - using a developmental approach
                                                                              CASE HISTORIES
      - using structured teaching
                                                                              u From audience
   u Visual communication strategies
                                                                              u Brainstorming
   u Family as integral part of the team
                                                                              u Specific suggestions
   u Research websites
   *Although there will be a review, this course will presume you understand the terms used in sensory integration/sensory motor processing.
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