Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) March 14, 2009
Just in time for Autism Awareness month, internationally renowned expert and child psychiatrist, Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D. offers the Basic Course on the DIR®/FloortimeT Model, presented for the second year - ONLINE. This wonderfully affordable and convenient opportunity provides an opportunity for parents and professionals to learn the basic concepts of a comprehensive and effective intervention that has helped children with autism develop creativity, empathy and abstract thinking.
New this year, Dr. Greenspan will also be teaching a workshop on the topic of meltdowns and how to help infants, children, and adolescents with special needs overcome behavior problems, aggression, and tantrums. This workshop is offered in the midst of repeated news stories showing how school staff and professionals struggle with how to respectfully handle the difficult behaviors of children with autism as they grow older. Furthermore, understanding the child's sensory profile is essential for all interactions and learning. This topic will be discussed in a second workshop presented by Rosemary White, OTR/L and Dr. Stanley Greenspan.
Parents and professionals who understand English but feel more comfortable speaking in Spanish will have the option to interact in a Spanish speaking forum and post questions in Spanish for Dr. Greenspan.
Unlike other conferences of this magnitude, the internet is this conference's 'venue,' eliminating any travel and lodging expenses and creating a much needed cost-effective approach to professional enhancement and parent education. Not only can participants attend from the comfort of their own home but they can fit this course into their own schedule with access to course material 24 hours a day, for a six-week period from Wednesday, April 1 to Wednesday, May 13, 2009.
The conference takes place amid growing concern about the increase in autism and related disorders in recent years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now estimates that 1 in 150 children in the United States have autism, a much higher rate than previously reported.
For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.stanleygreenspan.com.
Contact: call 301-320-6360