Youth with neurodevelopmental disorders face many obstacles that impede their academic functioning, social development, and independence. Some youth experience emotional distress due to negative experiences they may have had related to their disorders. By increasing your knowledge about neurodevelopmental disorders and their effects on youth you can be a support to your clients and their families. In this course, you will learn about the different types of neurodevelopmental disorders you may see and how they impact the youth you serve. You will also learn practical strategies you can use to support youth with neurodevelopmental disorders.
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Neurodevelopmental Disorders and their Impact on Youth
What are Neurodevelopmental Disorders?
Common Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Specific Learning Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Section 3: Strategies to Support Youth with Neurodevelopmental Disorders
How to Support People with Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Strategies for Working with Individuals with Intellectual Disability
Strategies for Working with Individuals with Specific Learning Disorder
Strategies for Working with Individuals with Communication Disorders
Strategies for Working with Individuals with Tic Disorders
Strategies for Working with Individuals Who have ADHD
Strategies for Working with Individuals who have Autism Spectrum Disorders
Section 4: Conclusion
Dr. Kathleen Dumain received her Master's degree in Social Work from USC and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. She has over 17 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults involved in the child welfare system. She has extensive experience in assessment, crisis intervention, neuropsychological assessment and disability services. She also has a private practice where she works primarily with children, families and couples. Disclosure: Kathleen Dumain, PsyD, LCSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Instructor: Pamela Green, LCSW RPT
Pamela Green is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist. She has devoted over thirteen years to helping children and families within vulnerable populations heal from and overcome the many obstacles they face. As a Play Therapist, she has successfully engaged children using their primary language of play to express, process, and heal from numerous adverse life experiences. Pam also has extensive experience in Crisis Intervention as she was an Intensive Family Intervention Team Leader for five years and spent several years working with a Domestic Violence Intervention Program as an advocate and a therapist to help survivors heal from their traumatic experiences, navigate legal systems, and access much-needed resources to change their lives for the better. Pam also provided clinical direction and supervision as zone leader for a 10-county, community mental health agency for several years. In addition, she has experience in work rehabilitation for people with disabilities across a range of ages and disability types and is knowledgeable of the many facets of the process to help people with disabilities become gainfully employed. Pam joined the Relias team as a subject matter expert in 2020. Disclosure: Pamela Green, LCSW RPT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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