This intensive one-day Masterclass has been designed to add to the participant’s discipline-specific knowledge and skills in the diagnostic assessment of children and adolescents for autism. The training includes which co-occurring conditions to screen for, considerations for differentiating other conditions from autism, use of psychometric assessment, report preparation skills and disclosure of a diagnosis of autism to parents and the child.
Masterclass Day 1 will add to your discipline-specific knowledge to increase your knowledge about diagnostic assessment whether you confer the diagnosis, contribute to the diagnostic process or are simply interested in how to recognise autism.
NB: Different Guidelines exist within different countries concerning who may provide a diagnostic assessment for the purpose of receiving support and funding. Attending this Masterclass will not train you to become a diagnostician or to be eligible to provide a diagnostic assessment.
The course material is presented using a combination of didactic teaching, taped demonstrations from real-life clinical sessions, case studies, and question time. There are several Handouts included to assist clinicians in their practice and to supplement the teaching process.
See trailer below for more information on Day 1 content.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN ATTENDING DAY 2?
For full information about Day 2, please see Masterclass Day 2 – Support & Therapy for Autistic Children & Adolescents
(Please note that the topics for the live webcast and the online pre-recorded course are the same.)
About the speakers
Prof Tony Attwood PhD With a remarkable career spanning five decades, Professor Tony Attwood is one of the world’s foremost specialists on Autism. Holding an Honour’s degree in Psychology from the University of Hull, a Master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of Surrey, and a PhD from the University of London, his credentials are a testament to his expertise. Currently serving as an adjunct Professor at Griffith University in Queensland, Professor Attwood’s impact has enriched the global understanding of autism.
Alongside Dr Michelle Garnett, Professor Attwood co-founded Attwood & Garnett Events in 2019, driven by the shared goal of enhancing autism awareness and understanding. Their shared vision seeks to reshape the narrative surrounding autism to create a world where autism is embraced, and the diverse strengths, talents, and perspectives of autistic individuals are celebrated. This transformative narrative fosters a more inclusive and accepting society, benefitting all its members.
Renowned for his extensive contributions to understanding Asperger’s Syndrome, now commonly referred to as autism, Professor Attwood has authored numerous publications on the subject. His seminal book, Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals debuted in 1998, resonated globally and has since found its voice in over 25 languages, making his insights accessible across cultures and continents.
With a dedicated commitment to practical application, he has run a private practice for 30 years, only recently closing his books due to a long waiting list. Beyond his clinical work, he dedicates significant time to travel, sharing insights and knowledge through workshops and seminars across national and international platforms.