Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) April 03, 2014
As part of Autism Awareness Month, AAPC is hosting a special workshop by world-renowned autism researcher and co-director of the Training and Education Center in Belgium, Dr. Peter Vermeulen on April 4th, 2014 at the Olathe, Kansas Hilton Garden Inn.
Dr. Vermeulen’s insights regarding context blindness deliver a fresh perspective on how individuals with an ASD perceive and respond to their environment. Using examples from his clinical practice, Dr. Vermeulen shares his theory of how context blindness directly impacts an individual’s cognitive abilities, thus impacting communication, social cognition, and behavior.
Major Topics for This All-Day Workshop
- Why Autism Is Like an Iceberg and Why a Rabbit Can Also Be a Duck
- Why We Don’t Need Faces to Recognize Emotions and Why Some People Put a Parrot on Their Head
- Why People Never Say What They Mean, Why You Never Know When “Later” Is, and Why Even Pictures Can Be Confusing
- Why Pushing the Context Button Is the Cornerstone of Autism-Friendly Behavior and Support
For more information about Dr. Vermeulen or to register for the workshop, visit http://www.aapcpublishing.net or call AAPC Publishing at 913-897-1004.
About the Presenter:
Peter Vermeulen, PhD, is a psychologist and co-director of the Centre for Concrete
Communication, a training and education center specializing in autism spectrum disorders in Belgium.
About the Sponsor:
Established in 1999, the mission of AAPC Publishing is to be the first source for practical solutions related to autism spectrum and related disorders. We are an independent publisher, targeting professionals and parents alike. We strive to offer publications at affordable prices so that important resources will be accessible to anyone with an interest in the autism spectrum.