Autism Partnership Online Talk:
How to Engage Child with ASD Meaningfully At Home
When a child with ASD is home for a long weekend, a holiday, or other reasons, keeping him/her engaged can be a challenge. Parents often report their frustrations from seeing their child play in the same way over and over again, engage in high rates of stereotypic behavior, or just stare out the window all day. There is no doubt that extended periods without structured activities can be difficult. However, there are steps parents can take to minimize the problems, and make their children more productive during these stressful times.
During this talk, strategies will be shared for how to increase your child’s productivity and engagement at home. It covers the aspects of independent play, social play, chores, etc., which parents, caregivers or even professionals could get benefit from:
- Incorporating preferred sensory actions into activities that build fine and gross motor skills.
- Utilize the natural environment to create social opportunities.
- How to generate identify appropriate tasks/activities.
|Date：||April 8th, 2020 (Wednesday)|
|Time：||2:00pm – 3:30pm (Q&A session：3:00pm – 3:30pm)|
|Speaker：||David Fischer (Psy. D., BCBA-D)|
|Language：||English (with simultaneous translation to Mandarin)|
|Target：||Parents with kids with ASD, caregivers, therapists, teachers and other professionals|
|Quota：||100 (Limited seats, first come first served!)|
*Remarks: no attendance certificate provided for this event.
Dr. David Fischer received a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University, USA, advised by Dr. Sandra Harris. Since 1999, he was worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and with individuals diagnosed with a developmental disability. He completed his pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the Marcus Institute in Atlanta, Georgia working in the severe behavior unit, short-term-out-patient clinic, feeding disorders unit, and early intervention clinic. From 2007 – 2011, he trained public school teachers to instruct and manage the behavior of their students diagnosed with Autism spectrum disorder. He also was the clinical coordinator of the Asperger’s College Program, which provides support services to Rutgers students diagnosed with Asperger’s Disorder.
Ms Christy Lai
Ms. Christy Lai is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from St. Cloud State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Ms. Lai joined Autism Partnership (AP) in 2011 and she has extensive experience in working with children with ASD. Ms. Christy Lai is currently one of the leading Case Supervision in the new established AP Beijing center. At the same time, she oversees the Little Learners program in Hong Kong and Shanghai and consults families in Asia. She directs overseas training to staff in the Train the Trainer program and provides parent education to families with children with ASD. She also conducts Jumpstart and PIIP programs locally and internationally. In addition, she is keen to assist in organizing overseas ASD conferences and workshops, and also to take lead of the design and production of AP teaching materials. Moreover, she helps with producing ABA training videos and articles in the APSPARKS website for public education.