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Karen Mainess, PhD
Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
School of Allied Health Professions
Member, Comm Sci & Disorders, SAHP, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Professional Development    Classes
  • Implementing Social Thinking Vocabulary ( 2/2010 )
  • What Every SLPA Should Know About Cochlear Implants and Aural Habilitation. J. Maki, April 16, 2009 (SAHP Homecoming Continuing Education Course), Loma Linda, CA (6.0) ( 4/2009 )
  •   Integrating Behavior Management and Sensory Integration. L & B. Bradshaw, April 17, 2009 (SAHP Homecoming Continuing Education Course), Loma Linda, CA (5.0)   ( 4/2009 )
  • Communication Deficits in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. J. Gerenser, November 1, 2008, Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA (6.0) ( 11/2008 )
  • Sensory Diet; Designing Effective Sensory Diet for Home, School and Community. L. G. Faulise, Avanti Educational Programs, October 17-18, 2008, Chicago, IL (12.0) ( 10/2008 )
  • “More Than Words” Hanen CertificationWorkshop. A program for training parents of children with autism.    May 15-17, 2008, Portland, OR (21.0) ( 5/2008 )
    This was a workshop for speech-language pathologists who wish to educate and train parents of children with autism on language behaviors which will enhance and increase communication behaviors in their children.
  • Management of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in School Age Children. M. Burns, April 18, 2008, Loma Linda University (SAHP Homecoming Continuing Education Course), Loma Linda, CA (5.0) ( 4/2008 )
    Children with TBI eventually return to the public schools.  As a result it is important that school speech-language pathologists know what their role is in addressing the communication and cognitive needs of these students.  This course included a review of anatomy/neurology, TBI injuries and consequent effects, and SLP roles in school intervention.
  • Assessing Pragmatics and Theory of Mind in Autistic Children.  P. deVilliers, J. deVilliers, & D. Coles-White, ASHA Convention, November 16, 2007. Boston, MA (2.0) ( 11/2007 )
    ASHA 2007 Short Course
  • Perspectives on Treatment for a Client with Autism. S. Williams, ASHA Convention, November 15, 2007. Boston, MA (1.0) ( 11/2007 )
    ASHA 2007 Short Course
  • Evidence to Practice: New Findings from School-Based Language Intervention Research. L. Justice, J. Kaderavek, S. GIllam, D. Loeb, D Daniels, & J. Masterson, ASHA Convention, November 15, 2007. Boston, MA (2.0) ( 11/2007 )
    ASHA 2007 Short Course
  • Aspergers and Autism: Social Thinking Fosters Academics Across the Day. M. Winner, ASHA Convention, November 15, 2007. Boston, MA (2.0) ( 11/2007 )
    ASHA 2007 Short Course
  • Effective Strategies to Teach Complex Language to Learners with ASD. L. Frost, J. Matteo, & C. Horton, ASHA Convention, November 15, 2007. Boston, MA (1.0) ( 11/2007 )
    ASHA 2007 Short Course
  • Parent Training for Typically Developing, Economically Disadvantaged Preschoolers: Language, Behavior, Stress. J. Fanning, ASHA Convention, November 15, 2007. Boston, MA (2.0) ( 11/2007 )
    ASHA 2007 Short Course
  • “Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)” Western Psychological Services Certification Workshop. November 1-2, 2007, Houston, TX (12.0) ( 11/2007 )
    A workshop to train professionals on the use of the ADOS; a diagnostic tool used to identify autism in individual.  Persons who administer the ADOS must be certified.  This was a certification workshop.
  • “Practical Solutions to Teaching Social Skills to Children & Adolescents” All About Autism Workshop. R. Coccia, October 18, 2007, Kissimmee, FL (5.0) ( 10/2007 )
    Workshop which focused on how to address the deficits in social language skills observed in children with autism.  This lecture was devoted primarily to high functioning children with ASD
  • “It Takes Two” Hanen Certification Workshop. T. Stephan, Oct 1-3, 2007, San Diego, CA (21.0) ( 10/2007 )
    This workshop was a precursor to the "More than Words" workshop (which was really my target).  It provided the overall framework to the Hanen philosophy necessary to fully appreciate the More than Words content.
  Seminars and Conferences
  • DIR Institute (Summer session) ( 7/2010 )
  • Facilitating Social Communication: Strategies for Children with Language Impairment and Autistic Spectrum Disorders ( 4/2010 )
  • Oral Motor Treatment: Effects on Speech & Swallowing Development & Functioning; As far as we know ( 4/2010 )
  • Thinking About You Thinking About Me ( 2/2010 )
  • The Roots of Literacy; Play and Language ( 1/2010 )
  • The Riddle of  Autism Solved  ( 12/2009 )
  • Very Best Treatment for ADHD and the Processing Disorders ( 12/2009 )
  • Sensory Defensiveness: A Comprehensive Approach. P. Wilbarger, Avanti Educational Programs, October 3-4, 2008, Troy, OH (15.5) ( 10/2008 )
    A seminar which focused on management of sensory defensiveness particularly with children on the autism spectrum.