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Where:FAU MacArthur Campus, FAU Jupiter- Educational Classroom Building, Room EC 101 and 102 , 5353 Parkside Dr., Jupiter, Florida, United States
Parent Training for Disruptive Behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorder: The RUBI Parent Training Program   Presenter:  Jill Kelderman Training Jill Kelderman, PhD., ABPP-Cn is board certified clinical neuropsychologist through the American Board of Professional Psychology with additional specialty board certification in pediatric neuropsychology. She is the Clinical Director at The Center for Pediatric Neuropsychology whose team of pediatric neuropsychologists provide comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for children and adolescents with a broad array of neurodevelopmental, genetic, and acquired conditions. Dr. Kelderman specializes in the neuropsychological assessment of infants and toddlers, and has particular expertise assessing for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in toddlers and elementary aged children. Dr. Kelderman also sits on the Board of Directors for the Pediatric Oncology Support Team (POST). Training Description Despite the fact that ASD can be reliably diagnosed in children as young as 2, the average age of first time diagnosis of ASD remains around the age of 4. This finding is especially concerning when considering the fact that the strongest predictor of optimal outcome in children with ASD is early intervention. Early intensive intervention between the ages of 3 to 5 capitalizes upon a critical window of rapid brain development. Without an accurate diagnosis, toddlers with ASD do not receive appropriate treatment and miss the opportunity to forever alter their developmental trajectory. This has lifelong consequences not only for the child's development, but also for their family and for society as a whole. The objective for this presentation is to: Training Objectives: • Appreciate the importance of early identification in ASD• Become familiar with the DSM-V diagnostic criteria for ASD• Learn about the manifestation of signs and symptoms of ASD in infants and toddlers• Contrast those symptoms with social and communication skills in typically d