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Comorbid Disorders and Useful Intervention Techniques for Children with Autism
Thursday, April 30, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Christine Barry, Ph.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
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Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) present with unique strengths and weaknesses. A thorough evaluation is necessary to guide treatment. Individuals with ASD are at an increased risk for medical and psychiatric disorders. In this edWebinar, Dr. Barry:
- Defines diagnostic criteria for ASD and comorbid disorders (e.g., ADHD, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Social Communication Disorder) according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – Fifth Edition (DSM-5)
- Discusses sleep problems in children with ASD
- Identifies useful intervention techniques for children with ASD
This recorded edWebinar will be of value to preK through high school teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, therapists, social workers, and other specialists.
About the Presenter
Christine Barry, Ph.D., is a pediatric neuropsychologist at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, and an associate professor of pediatrics at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. She is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association, Ohio Psychological Association, International Neuropsychological Society, Autism Society of America, and National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. The author of several articles on traumatic brain injury in children, and director of an annual community education series on autism, Dr. Barry also specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. She is a consultant at Monarch Center for Autism and on the Advisory Committee of Milestones Autism Resources.
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