Profectum Parent Toolkit: Empowering Parents and Caregivers of Children with Autism

Date: Friday, August 25, 2017

Course #: W924

Time: 9 a.m. - Noon

Location: Erikson Institute

Cost: $90.00

Credit Available: CEUs; Social Work CEUs; Approved by Illinois Early Intervention Training Program for 3.0 - Intervention


This seminar will demonstrate a user-friendly “How-To” toolkit utilizing videos with an accompanying workbook to guide parents, clinicians, and caregivers of children with autism in the understanding of the  unique developmental profiles and the practical application of intervention principles and programs that support these profiles. This toolkit, is available free to parents/caretakers via mobile, tablet, or computer and intensely focused on empowering parents to apply Profectum’s DIR®-Floortime Model. Participants in this seminar will experience a live webcast as part of this half-day training.


Sherri Cawn, M.A., CCC-SLP

Cawn is clinical director of Cawn-Krantz and Associates Developmental Therapies of suburban Chicago, and has 40 years of clinical pediatric experience specializing in the assessment and treatment of infants, toddlers, and school-age children. She is a leading practitioner of the DIR/Floortime® model in speech and language development and trains other professionals throughout the US and overseas on the concepts of this model. Sherri is the author of the self study DVD/Manual on the Assessment and Intervention of DIR/Floortime produced by the American Speech and Hearing Association in 2011.Sherri is co-author of Language Disorders chapter in the Diagnostic Manual for Infancy and Early Childhood. Sherri is a senior faculty member of the DIR Summer Institute and on the advisory board of the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders and the Erikson Institute of Infant Mental health. She received her graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Illinois.

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