June Autism-Related Workshop Is on Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention
MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology’s School of Psychology offers free monthly workshops of particular interest to parents, educators and
professionals who deal with the issues of autism. The June 25 workshop is “Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention.”
The presentations, scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m., take place in the Hartley Room, second floor of the Denius Student Center, in the heart of campus.
The June speaker, from the School of Psychology, is Professor Jose Martinez-Diaz, Ph.D. B.C.B.A., chair of behavior analysis programs. He will describe his
approach to early intervention and present some of the research backing it up.
“The American Academy of Pediatrics has concluded that children who receive early intensive behavioral intervention have made substantial, sustained gains
in language, academic performance, IQ and adaptive and social behavior,” said Martinez-Diaz. For more information, see a National Health Review article at:
The July 23 presentation is titled “Ask and Tell: Self-Advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum. ” The speaker is Stephen Shore, Ph.D.
The Denius Student Center is located off Country Club Road, near University Boulevard. For more information, contact the School of Psychology at (321)