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About This Conference

The first in Profectum Foundation’s conference webcast series presents the recorded sessions from Profectum Foundation’s inaugural regional training conference held in New York City on September 25, 2011. The conference welcomed parents, clinicians, educators, early intervention specialists and others interested in broadening their understanding of DIR® and the Floortime model, with other integrated treatment approaches. Lecture, dialogue, video clips, case presentations and workshops illustrated real life challenges and how parents and professionals use real world solutions to realize each child’s potential. The morning Plenary Sessions featured acclaimed leaders in the autism treatment community, including Serena Wieder, PhD (coauthored Engaging Autism and The Child with Special Needs with Stanley Greenspan, MD) and Ricki Robinson, MD MPH (author of Autism Solutions). Fourteen Workshops in the afternoon featured a variety of introductory and advanced topics geared for parents and professionals, featuring nationally and internationally known clinicians and educators.

Webcast Series Available

This Conference is available as Webcast Series here.

Tal Baz, MS, OTR/L

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Lisa DeFaria, MSW, LICSW, BCD

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Cuong Do

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Gilbert Foley, EdD, IMH-E

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Sima Gerber, PhD, CCC-SLP

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Cindy Harrison, MSc Reg CASLPO

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Barbara Kalmanson, PhD

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Monica Osgood, MA

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Ricki Robinson, MD, MPH

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Ruby Salazar, LCSW, BCD

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Rosemary White, OTR/L

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Serena Wieder, PhD

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Day 01 Sep 25
7:00am - 8:00am

Registration

8:00am - 8:30am

Welcome & Introduction to Profectum

Presenters Cuong Do Ricki Robinson Serena Wieder
8:30am - 10:30am

Developing Development: Foundational Capacities and Skills

Presenters Serena Wieder
8:30am - 10:30am

Autism Solutions: What is the child really telling you?

Presenters Ricki Robinson
10:30am - 11:00am

Break

11:00am - 1:00pm

Pathways to Progress: Integrated Perspectives

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Lunch

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Getting and Staying Connected through Floortime™ – Part 1

Presenters Lisa DeFaria Griff Doyle
2:00pm - 3:30pm

The Paths to Language: Knowing When To Teach What

Presenters Sima Gerber
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Sensory Integration and Individual Differences: Synchrony of the Sensory, Emotional, Social Triad

Presenters Rosemary White
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Emotional Development and Symbolic Thinking

Presenters Ron Balamuth Serena Wieder
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Education: Using an Integrated Approach in Pre-school and Elementary School Programs

Presenters Monica Osgood
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Coaching Parents

Presenters Barbara Kalmanson Ruby Salazar
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Advanced Clinical Thinking – Part 1: Sensory Processing and Psychodynamics : An Integration of Theory,Thinking and Technique for Advanced Practice Across Disciplines

Presenters Tal Baz Gilbert Foley
3:30pm - 4:00pm

Break

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Staying Connected through Floortime™ ~ Part 2

Presenters Lisa DeFaria Griff Doyle
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Communication: Pathways to Progress

Presenters Cindy Harrison
4:00pm - 5:30pm

The Dyadic Space - Where Affect and Sensory Merge

Presenters Tal Baz Rosemary White
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Understanding the Use of Medications for Individuals with Autism Spectum Disorders (ASD)

Presenters Ricki Robinson
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Education: Using an Integrated Approach in Middle School, High School and Young Adult Programs

Presenters Barbara Kalmanson Monica Osgood
4:00pm - 5:30pm

The Importance Of Working With Families

Presenters Gilbert Foley Ruby Salazar
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Advanced Clinical Thinking – Part 2: What does a baby want: Advanced clinical workshop about intention and communication in young children

Presenters Ron Balamuth Sima Gerber
5:30pm - 6:30pm

MEET AND GREET / NETWORKING

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General Information

Registration