The session will provide a brief overview of the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), including symptoms and characteristics of children with ASD. Additionally, the session will provide insight to the diverse learning profiles of children with ASD and give teachers strategies for supporting the social and emotional needs of these students in their classrooms.
Dr. Rachel Youngblom is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Arizona. She obtained her Psy.D. in School Psychology, M.S. degree in Special Education, and B.S. in Psychology from MSU, Mankato. She has extensive experience evaluating and working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, learning disorders, emotional/behavioral challenges, intellectual disabilities, and visual impairments. Additionally, she has knowledge of the special education process and has experience working within schools who have adopted Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (i.e., PBIS, RtI).