Comprehensive Update on Autism Spectrum Disorder: What School Psychologists Need to Know

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In this webinar, Dr. Goldstein will provide the latest data concerning assessment, intervention, and most importantly, transition into adulthood for students of all ages with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In particular, he will focus on emerging research providing an understanding and guidance as to why the acquisition of social knowledge and effective social skills is so challenging for youth with ASD and how to create effective intervention programs. He will also focus on the emerging research documenting the critical needs of youth with ASD as they transition from school into post-high school education, independent living, and competitive work. Dr. Goldstein presented this webinar on 4/19/2019, but it was not made available on until 8/5/2019 due to the large number of visual effects added. The content in this webinar is intertwined with Domain 1, 2, and 4 of the NASP Practice Model. This individual webinar can be purchased for $25 (scroll to the bottom of this page to purchase).’s recorded webinars are non-refundable. Attendees who complete this 1.5-hour webinar will receive 1.5 NASP-Approved CPD credit. partnered with Multi-Health Systems Inc. (MHS) in creating this webinar. 

Short Bio:

Sam Goldstein, Ph.D., is an Assistant Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine, with expertise in school psychology, child development, and neuropsychology. He is Board-certified Pediatric neuropsychologist, licensed as a psychologist and certified as a developmental disabilities evaluator in the State of Utah. He has also been nationally certified as a school psychologist by the National Association of School Psychologists. Dr. Goldstein has authored, co-edited, or co-authored over 50 books, including 24 textbooks. He has also authored approximately 70 book chapters and peer-reviewed scientific research studies, and a number of psychological assessments. With Jack A. Naglieri, he has published the Autism Spectrum Rating Scales (Goldstein & Naglieri, 2010), the Comprehensive Executive Functioning Inventory (Naglieri & Goldstein, 2013), The Rating Scale of Impairment (Goldstein & Naglieri, 2016) and the Cognitive Assessment System 2nd Edition (Naglieri, Das & Goldstein, 2014).

Participants Will Learn:

1. Emerging research regarding Autism Spectrum Disorder

2. Tips when evaluating students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

3. Strategies and guidelines to create effective intervention programs

Attendee Feedback:

“Honestly, this was the best webinar I’ve ever seen! I also liked how it was aware of the previous knowledge school psychologists have on the topic and didn’t waste time going over basics. This presentation moved at an appropriate pace, was very entertaining, and packed a lot of important information into a short amount of time.” -Molly

“This training is excellent! Dr. Goldstein is an engaging, clear, and organized presenter. I hope gets him to do another webinar.” -Lisa

“Dr. Goldstein’s presentation style is great. He offers research based information, sprinkled with real-life situations.” -Teresa

“I liked presenters manner and obvious affection for and dedication to children with ASD. Distinction between value of diagnosis and eligibility really resonated with me.” -Matthew

“Well paced, interesting, combines a good balance of research, history, an understanding of the evolvement of certain classifications, and great tips on effective assessment.” -Miriam

“I found the presentation very informative and interesting with the presentation of updates and information regarding autism. I also enjoyed the visuals and examples from the presenter’s real-world experiences.” -Amy

“I appreciated being spoken to as a practicing school psychologist, as opposed to a student. I will need to look into the RSI. I also appreciated Dr. Goldstein’s honesty (e.g. how some decisions have been made due to political and/or financial reasons), as well as his stories. I will certainly remember the rock that glowed in the dark. I wish every webinar flowed like this one.” -Natalie

“Very interesting speaker easy to understand. Reviewed relevant information assuming we had some knowledge of topic” -Eileen

“Relevant examples and real world experiences that help the viewer better understand Autism Spectrum Disorder, diagnosis, and treatment.” -Jessica

“I enjoyed the ease with which the information was presented as it was very easily understood and applicable to practice. I also appreciated the case studies.” -Karla

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