Metro Parent is excited to present a rare and exclusive appearance of Tony Attwood on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 at the San Marino Club, located at 1685 E. Big Beaver Road in Troy.
Bio: Professor Tony Attwood
Tony Atwood is a clinical psychologist, who has specialized in autism spectrum disorders since 1975. His book, Asperger’s Syndrome – A Guide for Parents and Professionals was described by Temple Grandin as “…one of the best books (on Asperger’s Syndrome) for parents and teachers … a must buy for anyone who works with individuals with either Asperger’s or high functioning autism.” His subsequent book, The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome, is one of the primary textbooks on the subject. In his own practice, he has worked with thousands of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, but also runs workshops and training programs all over the world.
For the first time ever, Professor Attwood is coming to Michigan to be the keynote speaker touching on topics such as:
Cognitive Abilities: A Different Way of Thinking and Learning
Attwood delves into the unusual profile of cognitive abilities associated with Asperger’s syndrome. He emphasizes intellectual abilities, problems with executive function, attention and weak central coherence. You’ll get strategies for those with Asperger’s to improve their attention, organizational skills and academic achievement.
Managing Challenging Behavior in Children with Autism
Learn the reasons behind challenging behavior in kids with classic autism – and discover strategies for dealing with reptitive actions, emotional outbursts and communication issues. Attwood goes into depth on applying cognitive behavior therapy to children with severe autism. Plus he offers strategies to help deal with self-injurious behavior, improve social understanding and cope with change.
Program will run 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. An agenda will be provided at a later date.
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