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New Free Video – Best Practices in Early Intervention: an Update

Posted August 6, 2015

Best Practices in Early Intervention: An Update on the Research and Helping Families Build the “Team”

Presented by Karen D. Bopp, Ph.D., RSLP; Senior Behaviour Consultant /Autism Policy, MCFD and Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Educational Counselling Psychology and Special Education, Faculty of Education, UBC

This is a new presentation building on Dr. Bopp’s 2012 video on Best Practices. This update provides an overview of current best practice treatment approaches for children and youth with ASD with a new section on alternative and complementary treatments. It focuses on developing collaborative partnerships between behavior consultants, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists and other professionals in order to enhance outcomes for children with ASD and provide their families with meaningful support. Dr. Bopp has spent over 20 years in the autism field, as a clinician, researcher and in policy development.

Topics covered include:

  • Evidence-Based Practices: Key Elements
  • Intervention Models
  • Alternative and Complementary Treatments: What Do We Know?

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