CEU Speaker Series | Where Autism Meets Anxiety
Time & Location
About The Event
Where Autism Meets Anxiety: Keeping ABA on Track
Has your Learner’s progress been hampered by Anxiety? Up to 80% of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder experience anxiety, with Social Phobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder and Separation Anxiety topping the list. Melyssa Zive, LCSW, has been working with dually diagnosed children (ASD/Anxiety) since 2007 and will present effective strategies to address anxiety while keeping the ABA treatment plan progressing. Among other things, attendees will learn:
1. How to identify key indicators of an underlying Anxiety Disorder
2. How anxiety impacts working memory
3. Effective accommodation strategies for children with ASD and Anxiety
4. Scope of Practice Guidelines, and when a mental health referral is warranted
Along with Co-presenter Tricia Wilkinson, BCBA, Melyssa will share important guidelines and strategies for working within this intersection between ABA, Autism, and Anxiety.
2 Type 2 CEUs hours optional
This Workshop is Open to the Professional Community, Compliments of Love 2 Learn
Melyssa Zive, M.A., LCSW
Director of Social Learning
Melyssa Zive attended the University of Denver receiving her undergraduate degrees in psychology and sociology then went on to receive her Masters in Social Work. She has been providing services to children and their families on the autism spectrum since 2007. Prior to moving to California, Melyssa ran a private practice in Denver providing cognitive behavioral therapy for children and adolescents on the Autism Spectrum, running a social skills group and facilitating sibling groups.