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Implementing the SCERTS Assessment Process to Guide Program Development

May 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - May 4, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

| $100

Implementing the SCERTS Assessment Process (SAP) to Guide Program Development for Children with ASD
This MAIER training is offered in addition to the MAIER 2017-18 Professional Development Series at a low cost of $100. This is a two-day training taking place May 3 & 4.  Download SCERTS Training Flyer

Speaker: Amy Laurent, PhD, OTR/L

Sessions begin at 9am and end by 3:30pm each day. Sign-in begins at 8:30am.
Location: Brunswick Hotel & Tavern, Brunswick ME

This two-day offering will be presented by Amy Laurent, Ph.D., OTR/L, coauthor of the SCERTS model and a national trainer. This training will lead to a thorough understanding of the SCERTS model and provide participants with the knowledge and skills to implement the model in their classrooms. The SCERTS® Model (developed by Barry Prizant and co-authors, including Laurent) “is an innovative educational model for working with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. It provides specific guidelines for helping a child become a competent and confident social communicator, while preventing problem behaviors that interfere with learning and the development of relationships. It also is designed to help families, educators and therapists work cooperatively as a team, in a carefully coordinated manner, to maximize progress in supporting a child.” (from: downloaded 7/21/17)

“The SCERTS® Model is a research-based educational approach and multidisciplinary framework that directly addresses the core challenges faced by children and persons with ASD and related disabilities, and their families. SCERTS® focuses on building competence in Social Communication, Emotional Regulation and Transactional Support as the highest priorities that must be addressed in any program, and is applicable for individuals with a wide range of abilities and ages across home, school and community settings.” (from: downloaded 7/21/17)

Please note: We encourage you to register with others in your school team, as SCERTS utilizes a team approach. Space is limited for this training so register today! Register online using our secure registration site.

Contact hours are awarded upon completion of the workshop. CEUs (1.2) are available with a $20 processing fee.

Headshot photo of Amy LaurentAmy Laurent, Ph.D., OTR/L is a developmental psychologist and a registered pediatric occupational therapist. Currently in private practice, Amy specializes in the education of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and related developmental disabilities. The majority of Amy’s work involves collaborating with and supporting early intervention teams, school teams, and families. Her consultative services focus on the development of educational programs and environments that facilitate children’s active engagement and learning at home, in schools, and throughout their communities. The SCERTS Model, of which she is a coauthor, along with differentiated instruction and developmental theory, guide her practice. Amy is an adjunct faculty at the University of Rhode Island.

Register online now using our secure registration site.

For information about MAIER Professional Development Series click here


May 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am
May 4, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
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Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research
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Brunswick Hotel and Tavern
4 Noble St
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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