How Teachers and Therapists Work Together to Facilitate Self Regulation

BY PENINA RYBAK

It’s back to school time and that means changes in routine for many students with Autism, especially in Early Childhood special education settings. New federal/state regulations and service delivery mandates, budget cuts, and an increasing emphasis on behavior management means that teamwork and collaboration is in, and “pull out” individual therapy in a vacuum is out. New classrooms, new classmates, new teachers, new therapists, and new schedules can all be potential “triggers” that can cause behavioral issues.

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If Not Now, When? Neuroscience, Language, “Frequent Flying”, and Professionalism in “Behavioral Health”

By: Eitan Schwarz, MD FAACAP DLFAPA

There’s a lot at stake these days as mental health professionals are living through challenging times, with boundaries and functions shifting    (mostly from economic forces and territorial disputes), and not always to the good. So I want to share some personal thoughts as a 40+ year practitioner and student of my profession who has worked with the gamut of mental health pros in many settings. As we explore new models of care, current practices must be considered.

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