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Counseling individuals with Intellectual Disabilities is both a rewarding and challenging experience. Typical treatment methodologies may not be applicable for this population, or require adaptation to meet their needs. Participants will receive a general overview of the disorder, including DSM diagnostic criteria, and how the disability affects overall functioning and their ability to function in the work and school environment. In addition to treatment methodologies discussed, specific intervention tools will be exhibited. Participants will be expected to complete intervention planning based on the case studies provided.
Following the course you will log onto the training platform on this website in order to take your evaluation and print off your certificate.
Flash drive, pen/pencil
Kalman Greenberg is Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and certified school psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the area of mental health. Mr. Greenberg has provided mental health services for not for profits and for the New York City Department of Education. A Professor for Touro College, he has lectured on Psychological and Educational Assessments, The Diagnosis and Treatment of Psychological Disorders in Children and Adolescents, Integrating Technology Into Counseling, Special Education Law and How it Impacts Children Services, Counseling Techniques, Providing Therapy in the Multi-Cultural Setting, Child Development, Child Safety, Autism, ABA-TEACCH-Floortime- How to Use these Techniques in a Therapeutic Setting. Mr. Greenberg has also lectured for the New York City Department of Education, private schools around New York and New Jersey and for not for profit mental health agencies. These lectures covered topics including Functional Behavioral Assessment and Behavior Intervention Planning, Integrating Technology into Counseling, Autism, and Classroom Management Techniques. He is also a certified trainer in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools (TCIS). Mr. Greenberg has also taken part in and has conducted research studies on child safety, and using technology in the treatment of children with autism, and is a volunteer member of the NYC Medical Reserve Corp – Emergency Preparedness Team.
Roslyn Hoff, Supervisor, Clinical and Guidance Services, District 75
This Course includes 6.5 CE hours.
Counselors: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0048. Approval renewal date: 2/29/2020
Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0435. Approval renewal date: 2/29/2020
Other Professionals: This course qualifies for 390 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.
Introduction of seminar
Define Intellectual Disabilities (ID)
Describe the DSM & IDEA description Diagnostic criteria
Describe A day in the life of an individual with ID
Describe the Assessment Tools to determine baseline functioning
Define the Ethical considerations that impact Intellectual Disabilities
Video: Understanding the impact of ID on an individual's life at home, school and the community
Define the Legal Issues involved
Define Task analysis and apply it to everyday activities conducted in the home, school and community
Describe How to determine the baseline functioning and needs of a student with an Intellectual Disability
Explain how to Use visual symbols to facilitate communication of directions
Describe Other Treatment methodologies designed for ID
Describe how can individuals with Intellectual Disabilities be active participants in their treatment
Explain the referral for services process: Explain the services that individuals with Intellectual Disabilities may apply for.
Describe the Assessment strategies to determine the effectiveness of interventions
Describe Case study and facilitate participant creation of a treatment plan
Explain how to involve the parent/family/caregiver in the treatment process
Describe how to involve the individual in the creation of treatment goals.
Illustrate where to get resources and support to use assistive technology in treatment and implementation
Describe what are the services that individuals with Intellectual Disabilities apply for
Trauma: Describe the risk of Trauma to individuals with ID
Explain how trauma-based therapy can be adapted for the ID population
Describe Assessment strategies to determine the effectiveness of interventions
Explain Case study and Facilitate participant creation of a treatment plan
Summation, Resource hand out, Q&A
District 75 Office
400 1st Avenue, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10010
This is an intermediate level course intended for:
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Contact for questions and or physical accommodations:
Roslyn Hoff 917-256-4273