Managing Anxiety in Autistic Children and Young People: A Support & Intervention Guide (MAU006)
Practical strategies to decrease anxiety and increase happiness of your autistic child
Autistic children and adults can experience high levels of anxiety. Unfortunately, many general programs developed to reduce anxiety don't work with this autistic population. In this course you'll learn how to identify and support children and young people that may be suffering from anxiety, using effective evidence based and practical methods. This course is suitable for parents, teachers and professionals working autism, The course is delivered by Dr. Lauren Moscowitz who is an associate psychology professor and mum to autistic children. This course is packed with information, real life examples and a clear step by step guide on how to support both verbal and non verbal autistic children and young people. Watch and learn how to manage and avoid meltdowns, increase communication, calm situations and avoid and reduce anxiety in your child. Originally presented as a series of live workshops, the content has been recorded, edited and organised in a format that you can easily access and follow.
- Why anxiety is often overlooked in children with Autism
- A greater understanding of the reasons for Anxiety in children with Autism
- How to identify anxiety in children with Autism
- How to use ad modify cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in ASD regardless of cognitive ability
- How to treat anxiety in more cognitively able young people with Autism using a CBT approach
- How to use positive behaviour support in ASD
- Several prevention and teaching/replacement strategies from Positive Behaviour Support
- How to develop your own personalised strategies
Start3.1_Facing Fears: Gradual Exposure (5:17)
Start3.2_Using Reinforcement (1:02)
Start3.3_Using Relaxation - Useful or Not? (2:19)
Start3.4_Modifications to Strategies for Autistic Youths (4:01)
Start3.5_Altering Cognitive Restructuring for Autistic Children (3:41)
Start3.6_Altering Gradual Exposure for Autistic Children (4:57)
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Dr. Lauren Moskowitz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at St. John's University. She earned her B.S. from Cornell University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Stony Brook University under the mentorship of the late Dr. Ted Carr, one of the co-founders of Positive Behavior Support and Functional Communication Training. Dr. Moskowitz completed her clinical internship at NYU Child Study Center and Bellevue Hospital and her postdoctoral fellowship at NYU Child Study Center. Her research focuses on behavioral assessment and intervention for problem behavior and anxiety in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities (DD). She has co-authored many papers and book chapters and has presented at numerous international, national, and regional conferences. Dr. Moskowitz has been teaching several undergraduate and graduate courses covering ASD and DD, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Positive Behavior Support, and has been on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions since 2013.