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Nicole Beurkens

Strategies to Improve Processing in Students with ASD
Nicole Beurkens, Ph.D., Horizons Developmental Resource Center


 While many professionals have a toolbox of strategies to improve social skills, behavior, and communication for students with ASD, improving processing deficits and associated thinking and problem-solving skills can be a struggle.  During this webcast Dr. Nicole Beurkens will provide specific communication, interaction, and environment strategies that can be implemented immediately to improve processing, thinking, and problem solving for this population.

Dr. Nicole Beurkens, PhD, founder and director of the Horizons Developmental Resource Center in Caledonia, Michigan, is a licensed clinical psychologist with a doctorate in clinical psychology and a master’s degree in special education.  She holds a professional teaching certificate and has been certified in many specialized therapies for autism, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental disorders.  Dr. Beurkens has authored numerous articles, research studies, and books, and writes a popular newsletter for thousands of subscribers each week.  With a background in child development, classroom teaching, family-based therapy, and research, Dr. Beurkens is an award-winning therapist, consultant, and speaker for families and professionals throughout the United States and abroad.  You can find more of her strategies for parents and professionals, and sign up to receive her newsletter at

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