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ADMI forum to address challenging behaviors and skill deficits in school-aged children

March 31, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

MILTON, Pa. –- During April’s Autism Awareness Month, Geisinger’s Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute (ADMI) is providing a forum to address challenging behaviors and skill deficits in school-aged children. The forum will allow participants to ask questions and discuss their experiences and particular challenges.

“Bring it On: A forum to address challenging behaviors and skill deficits in school-aged children,” will take place on Monday, April 11, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the CSIU Conference and Learning Center, 90 Lawton Lane, Milton. It’s part of the free “From the Clinic to the Classroom” series, which is presented by ADMI in partnership with the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU).

Cora Taylor (right), Ph.D., a pediatric psychologist, ADMI; and Barbara Haas-Givler (left), M.Ed., BCBA, director of education & behavioral outreach, ADMI, will be presenters who will also facilitate the forum discussion.

“Participants in our ‘From the Clinic to Classroom’ series are sometimes hesitant to speak up during the Q&A portion of the training. However, one person’s concern is almost always shared by other audience members,” Haas-Givler said. “All attendees have much to gain from sharing experiences and strategies to help support their students with special needs.”

Dr. Taylor and Haas-Givler encourage participants to submit questions in advance of the forum. They will then address the questions and discuss best practices for dealing with the most challenging issues. They ask participants to submit questions by April 6 to bahaasgivler@geisinger.edu about the following topics:
• Challenging behaviors
• Social skills
• Executive functioning deficits

Questions will also be taken during the forum.

 “From the Clinic to the Classroom” registration is available at www.csiu.org by clicking on the Act 48, Professional Development & Personal Computer Training link (https://events.csiu.org/) located in a box on the left side of the home page. Questions may be directed to meepler@geisinger.edu, or by calling 570-522-6281.

For more information, visit www.GeisingerADMI.org, or follow the latest ADMI news and more on Twitter (@GeisingerADMI) and Facebook (ADMI on Facebook).

About Geisinger
Geisinger Health System is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator® and ProvenCare®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of AtlantiCare, a National Malcolm Baldrige Award recipient. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 12 hospital campuses, two research centers and a 510,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $8.9 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or follow the latest Geisinger news and more on Twitter and Facebook.

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CONTACT: Mike Ferlazzo, 570-214-7410, msferlazzo@geisinger.edu