A panel of psychologists and learning specialists will discuss understanding the ASD assessment process, including how neuropsychological testing can aid with diagnosis and delineate how to best support a child with ASD, how to help children on the autism spectrum best work in school, and how the speech language therapist helps facilitate the child?s and adolescent?s social thinking and communication.
Join South Slope resident Dr. Michelle MacRoy-Higgins, Assistant Professor in the Communication Sciences program at Hunter College (CUNY) and a speech therapist with over 15 years of experience, for a parent-friendly discussion on speech and language development and delays in toddlers and preschoolers. She will debunk common myths about speech and language delays, inform you on the current best practices for speech and language therapy, and provide you with practical and effective strategies to incorporate at home to help your child?s communication development; Q&A will follow.
Ms. Arberman will discuss what you need to know about the Independent Educational Plan (IEP). An Independent Educational Plan (IEP) is a legal document that describes your child’s needs, goals and mandated supportive services. In this lecture, you will gain knowledge of how to navigate and use the IEP school meeting to advocate for your child. You will obtain the skills to become an “insider”, advocate, and equal partner in the IEP planning and implementation process.