Join Ruth Aspy, Ph.D., and Barry G. Grossman, Ph.D., co-authors of The Ziggurat Model, as they teach you how to simplify the complex process for designing comprehensive interventions for individuals of all ages with autism spectrum disorders. You’ll learn how to apply this model in mental health and other therapeutic settings to adapt strategies and develop treatment plans that are responsive to the underlying autism.
You’ll learn how to individualize strategies in order to effectively address educational, social-communication, and behavioural needs. The focal point of the assessment-driven model is a five-tiered research-centred system that capitalizes on strengths to address underlying needs. And, most importantly, when taught to autistics, the model is an effective self-help tool!
- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 1.75 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.
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|Manual - The Ziggurat Model Framework for Developing Strategies and Supports for Autistic Individuals (6.3 MB)||37 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Ruth Aspy, PhD, is a licensed psychologist specializing in transdisciplinary assessment and intervention for individuals on the spectrum. She is co-author of a comprehensive model of intervention, The Ziggurat Model, which earned the Literary Achievement Award from the Autism Society. Dr. Aspy has provided training and consultation throughout the United States and internationally. She serves on the Autism Society of America’s Panel of Professional Advisors. Her focus is on understanding the underlying characteristics of autistic individuals keeping their neurological/brain differences in mind. Dr. Aspy believes that kindness is at the heart of all good support strategies. She has an emphasis on working with females on the spectrum and with those individuals who have symptoms of catatonia.
Financial: Dr. Ruth Aspy has employment relationships with the Ziggurat Group and Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence. She receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Aspy receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Ruth Aspy is a member of the Autism Society of America Panel of Professional Advisors.
Barry G. Grossman, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and author in private practice. He specializes in counseling and assessing individuals on the spectrum and has an emphasis on working with females on the spectrum. Dr. Grossman presents internationally and has provided state-wide training and consultation to improve autism assessment and intervention in the public schools. He has authored books, textbook chapters, and journal articles. Dr. Grossman, along with his co-author, Dr. Aspy, wrote The Ziggurat Model - a book on designing interventions for individuals on the autism spectrum. The Ziggurat Model, which earned the Literacy Achievement Award from the Autism Society, is being used successfully throughout the United States and internationally in countries including Japan, Greece, Canada, and Mexico. Dr. Grossman serves on the Autism Society’s Panel of Professional Advisors.
Financial: Dr. Barry Grossman is the co-owner of the Ziggurat Group. He receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Grossman receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Barry Grossman is a member of the American Psychological Association.
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