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Webinar: June 6, 2017


Increasing Flexibility and Problem Solving in Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Presented by:

Mary E. McDonald, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA, Interim Associate Executive Director Eden II’s Long Island Programs


Tuesday, June 6, 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm EST 



This workshop will provide an overview of behavioral and cognitive flexibility and the importance of focusing on these areas with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Often students with autism adhere to fixed routines, rote repetitive responding or appear to have limited repertoires of responses. This workshop will also highlight the importance of problem solving and generating multiple solutions. Specific skills will be addressed and strategies will be discussed for increasing flexibility and problem solving. Read More…



  •     15 min: Discussion of skills related to problem solving
  •     15 min: Curriculum related to problem solving
  •     15 min: Discussion of flexibility and research on cognitive flexibility in students with  ASD
  •     15 min: Curriculum related to increasing flexibility in students with ASD

Time Ordered Agenda:

  1. Identify at least 2 factors contributing to difficulty with flexibility and problem solving in individuals with ASD.
  2. Describe the importance of problem solving and flexibility in future learning for students with ASD
  3. Discuss a minimum of 2 ways in which intervention can be used to promote problem solving for individuals  with Autism.
  4. Discuss at least two ways in which flexibility can be addressed in an individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Target Audience: SLPs, Special Educators, Behavior Analysts, etc. 




This event is being offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area)

Financial Disclosure: Dr. McDonald is an employee of Eden II Programs and receives a salary.
Non-Financial Disclosure: There are no relevant non-financial relationships to report.

Registration for this webinar is FREE.





This webinar is made possible through a generous grant provided by the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.

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