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Seminar: Making Friends: Strategies to Improve Social Understanding and Friendship Skills (ASD - Level 1 & 2)

The presentation explains the four stages in the development of friendship and strategies to encourage the development of friendship skills and social integration from children as young as three years to young adults. The activities can be applied in the classroom, playground and at home.

Dates: 15 Jun 2021 (Tue)
Time: 9.00am - 1.00pm (Singapore Standard Time GMT+0800)
Venue: Live Online Training
Speaker: Professor Tony Attwood

Tony is a clinical psychologist who has specialised in Autism Spectrum Disorders since he qualified as a clinical psychologist in England in 1975. He currently works in his own private practice, and is also adjunct professor at Griffith University, Queensland and senior consultant at the Minds and Hearts clinic in Brisbane. His book Asperger’s Syndrome – A Guide for Parents and Professionals has sold over 500,000 copies and has been translated into 27 languages. His subsequent book, The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome, published in October 2006 has sold over 300,000 copies and has been translated into 18 languages, and is one of the primary textbooks on Asperger’s syndrome, otherwise known as Autism Spectrum Disorder – Level 1. He has written several other books on emotion management, relationships and sexuality, and general advice for autistic children and adults.

Tony has been invited to be a keynote speaker at many Australasian and International Conferences. He presents workshops and runs training courses for parents, professionals and individuals with Asperger's syndrome all over the world and is a prolific author of scientific papers and books on the subject. He has worked with many thousands of individuals of all ages with many expressions of autism.

Course Objectives
  • To understand the diagnostic criteria for autism relevant to the abilities to make and keep friends.
  • To identify the four stages of friendship for typical and autistic children and adolescents.
  • Learn strategies to use in the playground, classroom and at home, to acquire friendship abilities at each stage of friendship.
  • Identify and accommodate the differences in friendship expectations for autistic girls in comparison to autistic boys and typical girls.
Who Can Benefit?

Parents, family members, carers, health and educational professionals who see children and/or adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Level 1 & 2 as part of their practice, including psychologists, teachers, teacher’s assistants, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, GPs, paediatric psychiatrists and paediatricians.

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$)/pax
31 Mar 2021 200
Normal Till Full 230