Course Description

Instructors: Calandra Plattner, M.S., BCBA, Sacha Shaw, M.S., BCBA & Sara Sato, M.S., BCBA

Caregivers of children with special needs can experience fatigue and burnout which can ultimately interfere with the quality of daily life as well as negatively impact the parent-child relationship. Research studies have demonstrated that parents of a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience higher levels of stress and depression than those parents of typically developing children. Many of the factors that contribute to these higher levels of stress have been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this presentation, we will explore ways to identify, manage, and react to these stressors. Additionally, we will discuss an evidence-based intervention that can be used as an opportunity to improve the parent-child relationship through a play based approach. Caregivers and clinicians will benefit from discussion and exploration of ways to combat everyday stressors and those associated with COVID-19 as well as ways in which a play-based approach may improve the parent-child relationship.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify primary stressors associated with caring for children with autism spectrum disorder.
  2. Identify the impact of COVID-19 on caregivers.
  3. Utilize a play-based approach that includes ways to effectively build rapport.



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Reducing Caregiver Burnout Through Improved Parent-Child Relationships
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