Katy Albert, M.Ed, OCT, BCBA
SickKids CCMH Learning Institute
Live webinar, October 18 and 25, 2021 | 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST
The COVID-19 Pandemic has left many children, youth and families struggling, overwhelmed, disconnected, and experiencing deteriorating mental health. Those living with autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and other preexisting psychiatric diagnoses seem to have been disproportionately affected. These clients may require additional support and consideration as they step out from behind their screens and towards their goals. This webinar will specifically discuss these populations. It will provide practical strategies to engage and accommodate children with learning differences such ADHD and ASD during therapy sessions.
In this webinar, mental health professionals, educators and frontline workers will acquire the foundation to apply behavioural principals. They will learn effective tools to help clients reestablish expectations and daily routines, catch up on lost or lagging skills and address interfering behaviours. Review actionable strategies for promoting flexibility, resilience and emotional regulation in clients and their families. Gain techniques to address anxiety and adjustment disorders, tantrums, aggression, and avoidance. Understand a way to facilitate the use of external rewards that is sustainable and supports the development of intrinsic motivation.
About the Facilitator:
Katy Albert, MEd, OCT, BCBA is a therapist and coach at The Redpath Centre and in private practice specializing in children and families living with ASD, ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders. She is an Ontario Certified Teacher and received her Master in Developmental Psychology and Education degree before pursuing certification in Applied Behaviour Analysis (BCBA). Katy has worked as a therapist and consultant in the private and public sector and has completed extensive mental health training in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and dialectal behaviour therapy (DBT). She is passionate about supporting families and individuals with a range of challenges including anxiety, depression, OCD, executive functioning, emotional regulation, interpersonal skills, sleep difficulties, school refusal, academic performance and aggression. She also trains and coaches parents, educators and mental health professionals.