Saint Mary’s hosts autism intervention workshop

first_imgSaint Mary’s hosted nearly 600 participants Friday in its Introduction to Pivotal Response Treatment workshop in O’Laughlin Auditorium. Courtesy of Michael Waddell Bob Koegel, a researcher who developed Pivotal Response Treatment, addresses attendees of Saint Mary’s workshops aimed at promoting awareness and fostering education about autism.Stanford University researchers Bob and Lynn Koegel, who developed Pivotal Response Treatment — an approach to autism intervention that targets certain aspects of development, rather than individual behaviors — provided level-one certification for participants upon completion of the workshop. “One of the things that’s really important in this community is that we have a lot of really talented people who are thirsting for knowledge about the most cutting-edge approaches to working with individuals with autism,” Master of Autism Studies faculty fellow Joshua John Diehl, said. “And so, by setting up something like this, it’s creating opportunities that this community wouldn’t otherwise have.” This event was made possible by collaboration among the Master of Autism Studies program, the department of communicative sciences and disorders, LOGAN Autism Services — a learning center that offers education and resources to individuals with developmental disabilities — Special Friends of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s and the Students Supporting Autism group. Pivotal Response Treatment provided the workshop free-of-cost and only required registration to partake in the training, Diehl said. “If any individual that came to this conference were to want to get this training, it would cost them about $3,000 apiece,” Diehl said. “So the fact that we can get so many people trained and enrich people from all different disciplines, it makes a huge impact on the community.”Diehl said the financial burden lifted by this workshop contributed to the incredible turnout. “As far as I know — and I have talked to people at LOGAN, and I have been here for a decade — there has never been disability-related training of this magnitude in this area ever,” Diehl said. “The number of people that attended and were affected at no cost is just phenomenal.”Director of the Master of Autism Studies program, Michael Waddell, said he was aware there would be community interest, but the turnout almost doubled what he had anticipated. “All of the reports that I received [Friday] talking to people during the event and after the event indicated that they had a really good experience, that they enjoyed being on campus at Saint Mary’s and that they thought this training would be very beneficial for them in their various schools and clinics and other organizations in the community,” Waddell said. In having a larger turnout than first anticipated, event planning needed to account for potential difficulties, Waddell said.  “There was an awful lot of thought and planning that went into the event, and we tried to anticipate every kind of problem that might arise,” he said. “Because there was so much thought put into the planning, I think we had measures in place to address just about every need that there was.” Waddell said while the particular benefit to the participants varies, he sees two major benefits that attendees received. “I think for some people, it was really beneficial to understand the sort of theory that underpins Pivotal Response Treatment, and then to be introduced to the scientific evidence base for the success of that theory in providing autism intervention,” Waddell said. “For other people in the audience, what was probably most beneficial was the fact that in addition to giving us the theoretical underpinnings and the scientific evidence for the efficacy of Pivotal Response Treatment, the Koegels also gave a lot of concrete, practical suggestions about ways that you could implement Pivotal Response Treatment in schools, in clinics, even in home and out in the community.”Pivotal Response Treatment in particular has a “broad applicability,” Diehl said, as it acknowledges both the needs of both young children and adults. “What’s great about this particular approach is that it comes across disciplines in a language that people can communicate across disciplines,” Diehl said. “Not only that, but it is a kind of approach that can be used by family and loved ones in their work with their loved one who has autism.”Waddell said this program fills a need created by the increasing diagnoses of autism in children. In the future, the Master of Autism Studies program intends to continue to host a couple workshops a year to address this growing need, he said. “In a situation where autism is becoming common in society, obviously there is tremendous need for understanding autism and providing the best services for autistic people and their families,” Waddell said. “The only way that that is possible is if we are providing the best training and the best education about autism and about autism interventions. So really, this is something which is an essential part of responding to the social phenomena of increasing need for understanding and serving autistic individuals and their families.”Tags: koegel, LOGAN, Logan autism services, logan center, master of science in autism, pivotal response treatmentlast_img read more

GMTBC-Yee Lu Fa Open Championship starts Saturday

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Inquirer 7 top UAAP 81 women’s volleyball players: Weeks 1 and 2

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title She’s tied with Alessandrini and UP’s Isa Molde at the fourth spot of the Best Scorers ladder, and she’s got to this level through sheer consistency and versatility.Laure’s lowest production in her first three games in the collegiate level is 12 points and that was in UST’s loss to Ateneo while her other games saw her put up 18 and 17 points.She’s also seventh in the Best Blockers category with an average of 0.62 kill blocks per set and fourth in the Best Spikers table with a success rate of 33.94 percent.6. Jolina Dela Cruz (De La Salle University, opposite hitter)Jolina dela Cruz. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFilling in the shoes of Kianna Dy is no small feat for a new Lady Spiker but rookie Jolina Dela Cruz has shown the moxie needed to make a name for herself in the illustrious De La Salle program.Dy was a one-time Finals MVP and owner of three titles with her role as La Salle’s opposite hitter for five years looming over anyone who would eventually take her place but Dela Cruz, well for the first two games, has shown she’s ready.Dela Cruz was steady for the Lady Spikers scoring a total of 21 points in her first two games, 11 of which came in their 25-14, 25-17, 16-25, 25-19 win over Ateneo in the opening weekend.With 17,166 fans watching her at Mall of Asia Arena, Dela Cruz displayed utter calm in an atmosphere that would easily rattle and break anyone let alone a rookie.7. Isa Molde (University of the Philippines, outside spiker)Isa Molde. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCarlos and Molde are UP’s star pairing but there are times when Molde would take a backseat to the more physically imposing Carlos. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying 1. Kat Tolentino (Ateneo de Manila University, opposite hitter)Kat Tolentino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netShe’s not called “Big Kat” for nothing.Kat Tolentino was Ateneo’s talisman for the first two weeks of the competition and she made it known that she’s a force to be reckoned with this year having totaled a league best 57 points after three games.After a small hiccup against De La Salle in Ateneo’s first game of the season, the Lady Eagles have since racked up two straight wins against UST and last year’s runner-up Far Eastern University wherein Tolentino showed her prowess.Tolentino put up 22 points in Ateneo’s four-set win against the Golden Tigresses, 25-21, 25-18, 16-25, 25-22, and she showed her heart and character in the next game.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MANILA, Philippines—It’s finally here.The UAAP’s most anticipated sport in the second semester is two weeks in and the action did not disappoint.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsDefending champion De La Salle is holding fort on the top seed with a 2-0 record while University of Santo Tomas, University of the Philippines, and Ateneo are all knocking at the gates with identical 2-1 cards.It’s still early in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament, but some players wasted little time in showcasing their chops. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Every week, INQUIRER Sports will be ranking the seven best performers in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament. The author will base the rankings on the players’ team standings, statistics, and the intangibles that don’t appear on the stat sheets.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chiefcenter_img After scoring just two points after the first two sets, Tolentino lit up and finished with 19 points in the Lady Eagles’ comeback victory against the Lady Tamaraws, 14-25, 19-25, 25-21, 25-18, 15-12.2. Cherry Rondina (University of Santo Tomas, outside spiker)Cherry Rondina. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCherry Rondina doesn’t have to do everything for UST this time, but the “Cherry Bomb” remains explosive as ever.UST’s captain is the second-leading scorer behind Tolentino with 54 points and has been consistent throughout the first three games for the Golden Tigresses.Rondina scored 17 points in the two UST wins before tallying 20 in a losing effort against Ateneo as she tried to cover up for some offensive lapses by her team.Needless to say, Rondina’s production is still in the upper echelon of the league despite having major support from rising stars Milena Alessandrini and Eya Laure.3. Diana Carlos (University of the Philippines, outside spiker)Diana Carlos. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netShe’s the skipper of University of the Philippines and she’s showing why everything goes through her.Diana Carlos is the emotional leader of the Lady Maroons and she’s displayed her offensive abilities by taking the third spot in the Best Scorers table with a total of 52 points.Interestingly, Carlos is similar to Rondina in the sense that she’s produced the most points in a loss. Carlos had 20 points in UP’s loss to UST, 21-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-20, while scoring 15 and 17 points in the Lady Maroons’ two victories.4. Milena Alessandrini (University of Santo Tomas, outside spiker)Milena Alessandrini. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s already mentioned that Rondina got some help in Season 81, and the first of whom was reigning Rookie of the Year Milena Alessandrini.The second-year hitter already showed promise back in Season 80 but she missed a chunk of the tournament due to injury, but she’s now in full health to help the Golden Tigresses.Alessandrini is tied with another Golden Tigress in the fourth spot of the Best Scorers table but she got the higher nod in this list due to her brilliant turnaround from being pedestrian against Ateneo to being a speedster UST’s win against UP.After scoring just 10 points in UST’s loss to Ateneo, Alessandrini erupted for 22 points in the Golden Tigresses’ victory against the Lady Maroons.5. Eya Laure (University of Santo Tomas, opposite hitter)Eya Laure. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s safe to say that Eya Laure has lived up to the hype.Tabbed as a frontrunner for the Rookie of the Year plum even before the start of the tournament, Laure has shown that she can dance with the big girls.Laure was a winner of multiple awards in high school including the MVP and the Rookie of the Year and she’s so far translated that talent into the collegiate game. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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