May 2017

¿Qué es el Análisis del Comportamiento Aplicado?

El uso del Análisis del Comportamiento Aplicado en el tratamiento de los Trastornos del Espectro de Autismo

Alicia Like, M.Ed, BCBA, directora clínica de la programa de CARD Español en Portland (El Centro de autismo y trastornos relacionados, se conoce como “CARD” por sus siglas en inglés) tiene más que 8 años trabajando como maestra de educación especial y analista de comportamiento.

Los invitamos a este entrenamiento gratuito en el cual Alicia nos ayudará a comprender mejor el Análisis del Comportamiento Aplicado (se conoce como “ABA” por sus siglas en inglés) y su papel en el tratamiento de los Trastornos del Espectro de Autismo.

En este entrenamiento, Alicia explicará:

  • Qué es el ABA y cuál es la diferencia entre ABA y otras terapias
  • Cómo la terapia ABA se utiliza como una intervención para el Trastorno del Espectro de Autismo
  • Qué es lo que los padres pueden esperar del programa ABA
  • Respuestas a las preguntas más frecuentes

3 de Mayo de 2017, 6:30- 8:30 de la tarde, Sourther Classroom Providence St. Vincent Medical Center: East Pavilion

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The Transition to Adult Health Care:

Supporting your adolescent’s future health care needs

Join Shauna Signorini to learn about the process of getting your youth with special needs ready for the changes in health care when they turn 18. This workshop is ideal for those caring for youth aged 12 and up.

This workshop will cover:

  • Making the transition to adult care as smooth as possible
  • Ideas for finding the right “adult” doctor for your youth
  • Ways to help teens become more responsible for their own health care, regardless of disability

Tuesday, May 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Providence Willamette Falls Community Center Conference Room A/B

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Are You Ready?

Planning your emergency response

A medical or behavioral health emergency in a child is frightening for any family, but even more so for a family with a child with special needs. Join us for this free conference for families and providers. Our panel of experts will talk about emergency scenarios faced by families with complex medical and behavioral needs.

  • What a family can expect in emergency care (from pediatrician to the ER and beyond)
  • How Tri-County service agencies address emergency situations with our children and youth who experience special needs
  • How we can help one another in an emergency

Thursday, May 18, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center: East Pavilion

  • Setting the tone for an emergency 9-9:30 a.m.
  • Panel discussion 9:30 a.m.-noon 
  • Resource fair Noon-2 p.m.

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Sensory PDX:

Sensory Processing Dysfunction: A brief review of current evidence

Do you want to learn more about the research associated with Sensory Processing Disorder?

Please join us as Lisa Porter, MOT/OTR/L, shares what the neurological and other physiological evidence says about the existence of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).

At this free workshop, Lisa will:

  • Review evidence examining deficits in participation and function for children with SPD
  • Explore links between SPD, anxiety, and other social-emotional delays
  • Review evidence-based treatment for sensory-related dysfunction

Thursday, May 25, 7-9 p.m. at Providence Portland Medical Center Cancer Center Amphitheater

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June 2017

Central Auditory Processing Disorder:

When the brain misinterprets what it hears

Please join Swindells and Patricia Pieper, Au.D., pediatric audiologist of the Providence Child Development Institute, at a free event exploring Central Auditory Processing Disorder, APD, in adolescence.

Patti performs auditory processing evaluations, diagnostic audiology assessments and hearing aid fittings for infants and children. At this event she will discuss the unique needs of adolescents as they navigate the world of Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) and how it impacts their learning and development.

This presentation will discuss:

  • What is APD and how is it diagnosed?
  • How to work with schools as demands increase
  • Various technology supports and options
  • Online resources and support groups

Thursday, June 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Providence St Vincent Medical Center (Stanley Family Rooms 22-23)

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