Online Video: Best Practices in Early Intervention – Helping Families Build the “Team”

Presented by
Karen BoppPh.D., Senior Behavior Consultant, MCFD & Research Associate, UBC
Recorded on Friday, April 14, 2012 – Vancouver

This video is available free of charge at the ACT Online Learning Community, thanks to funding from Kids Brain Health (formerly Neurodevnet).

Kids Brain Health (formerly Neurodevnet)

About the Presentation

This presentation provides an overview of treatment approaches and a focus on developing collaborative partnerships between behavior consultants, speech-language pathologists and other professionals, in order to enhance optimal outcomes for children with ASD and provide their families with meaningful support. Dr. Bopp has spent nearly 20 years in the autism field, as a clinician, researcher, and in policy development.

The video is in six parts:

  1. Prevalence of Autism and the State of the Science (24 minutes)
  2. Evidence-Based Practice: key elements (12 minutes)
  3. Intervention Models (23 minutes)
  4. Intervention for School-age Children and Youth (19 minutes)
  5. Recent Research Reviews (19 minutes)
  6. Playing Nice in the Sandbox: The intervention team (16 minutes)

About the Presenter

Dr. Karen D. Bopp is the autism policy consultant for the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). Karen has worked extensively with children with autism spectrum disorders and their families for over 17 years. She received her Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of BC where she examined the relationships between problem behaviours and developmental outcomes in children with autism and maternal stress. After graduating in 2006, she completed a 2 year post-doctoral fellowship funded by the National Alliance for Autism Research, now Autism Speaks. While at UBC Karen had the honour of working for the Canadian Autism Pathways Project and teaching courses in language development, special education, and autism. As an autism policy consultant for the Ministry of Children and Family Development, Karen is the Senior Behaviour Consultant for British Columbia. She works in the Children and Youth with Special Needs Policy department and provides clinical and best practice consultation to autism service delivery and policy.

Comments from the Live Event

Comments from the live event, April 14th, 2012

  • “Dr. Bopp provided a very detailed and helpful analysis of a large body of treatment literature”
  • “I found this day to be so valuable as it was based on our B.C. policies”
  • I learned “the importance of taking the time to research treatment programs before choosing them (don’t just choose based on what other people say”