Autism: Diagnosis, Disclosure and Professional Collaboration
Presented by Rachel Bédard, Ph.D. & Mallory Griffith, MA, CCC-SLP, co-authors, Raising a Child on the Autism Spectrum: Insights from Parents to Parents
Recorded March 2, 2017
Dr. Rachel Bédard, a Psychologist, and Mallory Griffith, a speech language pathologist, spend the bulk of their days working with people on the autism spectrum. In this interactive presentation, they will discuss family concerns related to diagnostics, sharing the diagnosis with others (including children on the spectrum), and professional collaboration across disciplines.
- When and how to raise the issue of a possible diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with clients
- How the diagnostic process has changed over time
- Highlights and challenges of living on the spectrum, for the individual and for the family
- Collaborating with other professionals to maximize treatment success
- Using technology as part of treatment of ASD
- Myths about ASD dispelled
|Mallory Griffith, MA, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language therapist who focuses on coaching social communication skills in her private practice. She is the founder of the nonprofit, SOCIAL! The Pendley Project, which supports people with social and sensory-based needs through meaningful, daily activities.
||Rachel Bédard, PhD, is a licensed psychologist living and working in Fort Collins, Colorado. Known for her quick wit and dry humor, Dr. Bédard can seemingly find strengths in any situation and guide her fantastic clients to their own version of success.
CE Credits: One home-study CE credit is available through The Practice Institute, upon completion of a brief quiz and payment of an administrative fee of $10. The Practice Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education credits for psychologists. The Practice Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- Describe at least two perspectives in disclosing an ASD diagnosis to others.
- Describe how collaborating with other professionals enhances treatment for individuals with ASD.