In this video session, autism expert Jay Berk, PhD, will provide valuable insight into the unique social skills challenges faced by children, adolescents, and young adults with autism in today’s world relating to the pandemic, emergence from the pandemic, digital impact on social skills acquisition, and challenges associated with co-occurring disorders, such as social anxiety.
Attend and learn how to adeptly teach your clients with autism how to:
Dr. Berk will explore Code Switching, i.e. understanding how environments change related to online, in person, small group, individual and other aspects for daily interactions.
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|Manual - Social Skills Intervention for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum (643.1 KB)||36 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Jay Berk, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and an internationally recognized expert in the child/adolescent behavioral field who brings both a clinical and education perspective to his work with children, adolescents and their families. For over 25 years, Dr. Berk has been treating clients with ODD, ADHD, autism, anxiety and stress, depression, learning disabilities, Tourette’s Syndrome and individuals who have multiple impairments. He conducts 15 social skills/mental health groups for children and adolescents and works daily with school and community professionals, families and parents. Dr. Berk continually consults for several school districts. In his private practice, in Beachwood, Ohio, he provides therapy for children, adolescents, families, testing and evaluation, school consultation as well as an alternative educational program.
Dr. Berk presents nationally on the topics of autism, disruptive behavior disorders, mental health issues in the classroom, ODD and social skills competency. In his workshops, he teaches professionals who work with children and adolescents, practical treatment and intervention strategies. He has been invited to present at hundreds of schools and conferences including being a repeated consultant to the Department of Education in Hawaii. As a past consultant to the United Nations, Dr. Berk authored a manual for UNICEF that was used by teachers working with children throughout Bosnia during the war. He has also worked in London, England with defiant teenagers; Kristiansand, Norway with traumatized youth; and the American Red Cross with trauma response.
Financial: Dr. Jay Berk maintains a private practice and is the owner of Social Skills 360. He has an employment relationship with Intenta and is an international speaker and consultant and receives compensation. Dr. Berk receives royalties as a published author. He receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Jay Berk has no relevant non-financial relationships.
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