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Autism Update

Children's Health Council - Professional Development

Friday, February 3, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:15 PM (PST)

Autism Update

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Autism Update
Cheryl Klaiman, PhD

As clinicians in the field it is hard to keep up with the literature and weed through what can be helpful in daily practice. What are the new findings and how can they thus be applied to my day to day work? Special emphasis will be given on topics of high impact in 2016—from patient-centered practice to girls to new work in infants and toddlers to latest treatment research. An interactive format is encouraged and cases can be brought for discussion.

By the end of the class, participants will:
1. Have the latest knowledge and understanding of research and other literature regarding autism from 2016.
2. Be able to integrate new information into their work with children and families affected by autism spectrum disorder.

By the end of the class, the learner will be able to:
1. Describe the principles that should be considered in recommending diagnostic and treatment programs for individuals on the autism spectrum.
2. Discuss key findings from 2016 and how they can apply to their practice.
3. Describe the latest research on the unfolding of autism in the first 3 years of life.
4. Describe the meaning of universal design and how that can impact the ability of children with ASD, as well as all children, to learn.

About the Speaker
Cheryl Klaiman, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Autism and Related Disorders within the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine and a Senior Psychologist at the Marcus Autism Center. In her position she is responsible for clinical characterization of individuals enrolled in the various research studies, contributing to best estimate diagnoses and training other staff psychologists, post-doctoral fellows and psychology interns as well as research assistants on diagnostic and other assessment tools. She is
the clinical director of a large, multi-site FDA trial assessing the efficacy of eye-tracking as a diagnostic tool for autism spectrum disorders. Her research interests center around techniques to aid in the differential diagnosis of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (such as eye-tracking, ERP and fMRI), early diagnosis and treatment strategies and genetic comorbidities such as Fragile X syndrome and Williams syndrome.

Dr. Klaiman has been working in the field of autism spectrum disorders since 1993, graduating with her PhD from McGill University in 2003. She completed her pre- and post-doctoral internship at the Yale Child Study Center, working closely with Drs. Ami Klin, Robert Schultz, Fred Volkmar and Sara Sparrow. She was an Associate Research Scientist at Yale for 6 years prior to moving to California and working at Children’s Health Council where she was a staff psychologist and then was the Director of the Autism and Developmental Disabilities multidisciplinary team. She was also a clinical researcher at the Stanford Department of Psychiatry where she worked closely with Dr. Allan Reiss examining the overlap of autism and Fragile X syndrome as well as collaborating on a longitudinal study of Fragile X syndrome, Turner Syndrome and Williams syndrome.

Approved for 6 hours of continuing education credit for:
• Psychologists as required by the American Psychological Association. CHC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
• LCSWs and LMFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (PCE 2135).
• SLPs as required by the Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology & Hearing Aid Dispensers Board (PDP 350).

Deadline for Registration: Monday, January 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm. Questions? Call us at 650.617.3853.
CHC is handicap accessible. For reasons of confidentiality, this course is open to professionals only.
Course includes lunch. For dietary restrictions beyond vegetarian, please call 650.617.3853.

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Children’s Health Council, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Children’s Health Council maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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Children's Health Council
650 Clark Way
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Friday, February 3, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:15 PM (PST)

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Children's Health Council - Professional Development

At Children's Health Council, we've been helping children and families for 60 years. Our Center, two schools and Community Clinic serve families in the Silicon Valley as well as the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Our areas of expertise include learning differences, anxiety and depression, ADHD and autism. 

We believe in a world where every child and teen can reach their promise and potential. Our mission is to remove barriers to learning, helping children and teens become resilient, happy and successful at home, at school and in life. 

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