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    Presented by:  Celine Saulnier, PhD

    Deficits in adaptive behavior are, by definition, criteria for Intellectual Disability. Yet in autism, adaptive delays tend to be above and beyond what would be expected based on cognitive impairments, alone. This gap between cognition and adaptive behavior appears to widen with age and impedes functional independence into adulthood. Moreover, patterns of strengths and weaknesses within adaptive domains raise concerns about the use of composite scores that wash out significant differences,

    This presentation will outline these profiles of adaptive behavior and discuss the importance of assessing for and teaching adaptive skills from initial diagnosis of ASD throughout the lifespan.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Define adaptive behavior and differentiate adaptive behavior from cognition or ability
    2. Describe common profiles of adaptive functioning in ASD for individuals with and without cognitive impairment
    3. Identify effective treatment strategies for enhancing adaptive functioning
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    Presenter:  Stephen N Elliott, PhD

    Two of the most important social emotional learning competencies are Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making Skills. These competence domains are two of the five featured within CASEL SEL competency model and are measured with the SSIS SEL Edition assessments and directly taught in the Classwide Intervention Program (CIP).

    This session will focus on specific clusters of Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making and illustrate how these can be efficiently assessed and effectively taught to students ages 8 to 12 years or upper elementary and early middle school years.  

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