By Yazi Bakhsheshi
While working with clients, identifying and highlighting one’s strengths can be a real eye opener. When difficulty and emotional defeat begin to rise up, the easy thing to do is play the blame game. It’s simple to point out what I’ve done wrong then come up with a million pointless scenarios of what I should have done or said differently. Like I said…pointless. Ignoring the problem or reliving the trauma is not going to steer my life or others into the direction that I would best for me.
By Alia Pyros
It’s no secret that opening a child’s world through education can seem like a daunting task. This is a task, however, that all of the best teachers have dedicated their lives to. They strive each day to figure out what form the key to unlocking the potential for their students will come in. For a little girl named Jazzy at the Moody Primary School in Haverhill MA, and many others around the world, this key took for the shape of a small humanoid robot named NAO.
By: International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES)
Over the last few months, a record number of Ohio educators and licensed professionals have applied for the Certified Autism Specialist certification. The main reason for the huge surge in applications is parents are demanding teachers, licensed professionals, and even para professionals have the latest training available when dealing with their children.
Christine Scarborough, LSW, CAS
City/State: Xenia, Ohio
School/Organization: Summit Academy
Jaclyn Hunt, CAS
City/State: Colonia, New Jersey
School/Organization: Autism and Special Needs Life Coach LLC
By: David Jensen, LSCSW, Washburn University
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is the new name for four disorders that are actually a single condition with different levels of symptom severity in two core domains. ASD encompasses Autism Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, and Pervasive Development Disorder NOS.
By: Yazi Baksheshi
It’s no secret that the Burnout Boogie Man is lurking in every professional’s office. Please tell me you remember that song by Michael Jackson, “Beat It”?? It goes something like this…
PUBLISHED BY: IBCCES-CERTIFIED AUTISM SPECIALIST
According to the National Autism Center (National Standards Report, 2009), interventions using behavioral strategies have been shown to be an effective intervention for teaching students with autism. Over 90% of all effective treatments identified used behavioral methods.