Presentations by Dr. Robert Naseef:
Dr. Naseef presents information for developing and maintaining an emotionally healthy family when the family includes a child with autism or other special needs. Topics covered include collaborating with professionals, the special needs of fathers, issues facing siblings, working as a couple to raise a child with special needs, reducing stress, and managing difficult behavior. A sampling of presenations appears below. To arrange a presentation on your site contact RNaseef@alternativechoices.com
Revisiting Masculinity: for Fathers of Children with Autism
Explores the unique perspective men bring to parenting a child with autism. As the father of an adult child with autism, Dr. Naseef provides compassion and understanding of the challenges for men and insight into building the father-child relationship. Helps develop involvement and support for fathers. Listen to his perspective on YouTube
Issues Facing Siblings of Children with Disabilities
Parents often wonder how raising a child with autism affects their other children. Dr. Naseef helps parents explore their own sibling relationships to understand the impact of their child’s special needs on more “typical” brothers and sisters. Participants learn strategies for meeting all family members’ needs.
Special Children, Challenged Parents, Caring Professionals: Building Partnerships
Strengthen the parent-professional relationship and work together more effectively. Drawing from personal and professional experience, Dr. Naseef guides professionals and parents in learning strategies to overcome emotional and developmental challenges both special children and parents may encounter.
Surfing the Stress and Keeping your Balance: When your child has autism
Stressed out? Dr. Naseef presents basic stress reduction techniques and explains the emotional impact that caring for a child with a disability has on the body. Parents will learn how to identify stressors, identify thoughts and feelings, understand options, and improve coping skills.
Understanding and Guiding Your Child's Behavior
Addresses the challenging behaviors that children with autism exhibit and shows how to guide them toward more socially appropriate ways of self-expression. Participants also explore practical behavioral approaches to common regulatory issues including eating, sleeping, and toilet-training.
Autism and Marriage: From Challenges to Coping Strategies
This co-presentation with Dr. Cindy Ariel examines the different perspectives that men and women bring to parenting a child with autism or other special needs. It guides couples to listen and understand each other in new ways—and work together to strengthen their relationship.
To have Dr. Naseef speak at your event please email him at RNaseef@alternativechoices.com.