Dr. Ron Leaf Ph.D
Kesser Charna 1310 46th Street
Feb. 26, 2020 - 8:30 AM-3:30 PM
6 BCBA type II CEUs
Maximizng Progress of Children with Autism
Facts and Fiction
There is a great deal of misinformation and confusion regarding issues such etiology, prognosis and treatment options. In order to effectively navigate the maze of ASD it is essential to critically analyze the issues that parents and professionals confront on a daily basis so as to develop the most effective intervention strategies.
Students with ASD have tremendous potential. Unfortunately, the expectations for students with ASD have historically be way to low. This has greatly affected how children are taught. Lower expectations have influenced decision on educational strategies as well as curriculum. Effective programming efforts can help our student’s reach their potential and most importantly maximize the quality of their lives.
Learn the Strategies that have helped hundreds of children others had given up on.
Dr. Ronald Leaf is a licensed psychologist who has over 45 years of experience in the field of autism. Dr. Leaf began his career working with Professor Ivar Lovaas, while receiving his undergraduate degree at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Subsequently, he received his doctorate under the direction of Prof. Lovaas. During his years at UCLA, he served as Clinic Supervisor, Research Psychologist, Lecturer and Interim Director of the Young Autism Project. He was extensively involved in several research investigations, contributed to “The Me Book”, and is a co-author of “The Me Book” Videotapes, a series of instructional tapes for teaching autistic children. Dr. Leaf has consulted to families, schools, day programs and residential facilities on a national and international basis. Dr. Leaf is also the Executive Director of Behavior Therapy and Learning Centre, a mental health agency that consults with parents, care-providers and school personnel. Dr. leaf is co-author of “A Work In Progress”, “Time for School”, “It Has to Be Said”, “Crafting Connections”, “A Work In Progress Companion Series” and “Clinical Judgment.