Fall Mental Health Series #2
October 20th, 2016

Multidisciplinary Interventions for Students with ASD in Public Schools

Mulitdisciplinary Interventions for Students with ASD in Public Schools

This conference will provide an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders and describe practical strategies that may be implemented by school staff to address children with ASD's complex social-emotional, social pragmatics and sensory regulation needs.  The presenters will share practical ideas of how to use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to manage anxiety, implement social thinking skills and self-regulation strategies to support children's needs in an inclusive setting.  

Thursday, October 20, 2016

8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital,

2014 Washington St., Newton



Lynn Chachkes, Ph.D., Psychologist, Newton Public Schools  & Independent Practitioner

Lori Franzella, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech & Language Therapist, Newton Public Schools

Trisha Poirier, OTR/L,Occupational Therapist, Newton Public Schools 


Registration is required.

Free for members, $50 for non-members

Multidisciplinary Interventions for Students with ASD in Public Schools will be linked to a spring interventions conference for 10 PDPs.

**CEUS have been applied for from the NASW and the MaMHCEP for the three Mental Health Series Conferences and the School Safety Summit**


About the speakers:

Lynn Chachkes, Ph.D., is a Harvard trained licensed clinical psychologist and licensed school psychologist with a range of experiences working in schools, hospitals and private practice.  She currently works as a school psychologist in the Newton Public Schools where she specializes in working with children on the autism spectrum.  Dr. Chachkes maintains a private practice with a specialization in the assessment and treatment of children with learning, social-emotional and other developmental disorders.

Lori Franzella, MS, CCC-SLP is a Speech Language Pathology with 18 years of clinical experience and currently works in the Newton Public Schools with elementary age students. Social thinking has been a special interest of hers and she has worked to infuse the concepts within the culture and language of the staff and students she works with.

Trisha Poirier, OTR/L, is an Occupational Therapist with over 15 years of clinical experience, primarily in school-based practice, and currently works for the Newton Public Schools.  Trisha attended and completed course work through the PASS Institute for Occupational Therapy in Educational Settings.  She has extensive experience working withchildren with cognitive and developmental delays, sensory processing disorder, learning disabilities and autism. 


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