$220 – $280

Prof. Tony Attwood Challenging Social & Emotional Behaviours inc Classic Au...

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Capalaba State College - Cultural Centre

150 Mount Cotton Road

Capalaba, QLD 4157

Australia

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Event description

Description

Challenging social and emotional behaviours including classic autism is a 1 day workshop presentation delivered by keynote speakers and renouned clinical phychologists Professor Tony Attwood and Dr Michelle Garnett. The workshop is offered for school leaders, teachers, educators, allied professionals and parents/caregivers working with children with social and emotional challenges. The aim is to better understand and help children's perception of emotions in self and others including social challenges, friendships, teasing, bullying and other mental health issues. Information is presented on the effect of Autism Spectrum on cognitive abilities, sensory sensitivity, movement and coordination skills. 'Out of the box' thought processes of people on the autism spectrum is viewed as an 'asset' that has revolutionised approaches - it is not a condition to be 'fixed', but a 'gift' to be valued. Professor Tony Attwood was featured on Australian Story, reaching half a million viewers around the world and raising awareness about autism.

Professor Tony Attwood is in international authority on Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) and autism. His text “Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals” has been translated into thirty languages. His new book “The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome” is recognised as the leading textbook on the subject internationally.

Dr Michelle Garnett has specialised in autism spectrum conditions for over 20 years. She devised the word's first screening tool for AS in 1993, completed her PhD on Asperger's syndrome in 2007, and co-authored two books on teaching affection to children with AS, which were published by JKP in 2014. She is the Founder and Director of Minds & Hearts, an internationally recognised clinic in Brisbane for children and adults who have an autism spectrum condition (ASC). Michelle co-authored a book with Tony in 2016, "Exploring Depression and Beating the Blues: A CBT Self-Help Guide to Understanding and Coping with Depression in Asperger's Syndrome [ASD-Level 1]".

Michelle and Tony are clinical psychologists who together have over 50 years of experience in helping people with autism spectrum disorders. They are warm, inspiring, engaging and knowledgeable presenters.

Workshop Description

  • The signs of increasing anxiety, anger or despair and how to manage and moderate emotional reactions.

  • The effects of social experiences and facilitating social engagement

  • Strategies to develop communication skills for those who have limited speech

  • The learning profile associated with classic autism and strategies to encourage the acquisition of academic and daily living skills

  • The sensory profile of ASD and how to accommodate sensory sensitivity

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Capalaba State College - Cultural Centre

150 Mount Cotton Road

Capalaba, QLD 4157

Australia

View Map

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Save This Event

Event Saved