ArizonaLEND Seminar: Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Challenging Behaviors and Communication and Community Integration

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm


Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Challenging Behaviors and Communication and Community Integration      

(Julia Nelson, Jan Highberger, Joanna Katsanis, Kim Brossart, Andrew Gardner and Jennifer Casteix)


  • Cerebral Palsy: Interventions, Treatments and Family Support
  • Behavioral Treatments and Supports
  • Critical Thinking for Children with ASD/NDD
  • Navigating the Social World      


1)     Vismara, L. A. & Rogers, S. J. (2010). Behavioral Treatments in Autism Spectrum Disorder: What do we need to know?  Annual Review: Clinical Psychology.  2010.6:445-68.


Supplemental Readings:

1)     Volkmar, F., et al. Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, AACAP Official Action. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 53 (2) February 2014.

2)     Brosnan, J. & Healy, O. (2011). A review of behavioral interventions for the treatment of aggression in individuals with developmental disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities.

3)     Kurtz, P., Boelter, E., Jarmolowicz, D., Chin, M., Hagopian, L. (2011). An analysis of functional communication training as an empirically supported treatment for problem behavior displayed by individuals with intellectual disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities.

4)     Lord, C., Risi, S., Lambrecht, L., Cook, E. H., Leventhal, B. L., DiLavore, P. C., Pickles, A. & Rutter, M. (2000). The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-Generic: A Standard Measure of Social and Communication Deficits Associated with the Spectrum of Autism.  Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Event Location: 
1501 N. Campbell Avenue. AHSC (Arizona Health Sciences Center), Room 3230
Event Category: 
Faculty Presenter: 
Kim Brossart, MPH
Jennifer Casteix, MS, CCC-SLP
Andrew Gardner, PhD, BCBA-D
Joanna Katsanis, PhD
Teaser Title: 
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Faculty Presenter Temp: 
Joanna Katsanis, PhD; Kim Brossart, MPH; Jennifer Casteix, MS, CCC-SLP; Andrew Gardner, PhD, BCBA-D