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A Strengths-Based Approach to Autism and Behavior

In this 3 hour virtual workshop, you'll learn a concrete process to help you generate more relevant, effective, strengths-based interventions with confidence and ease.

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$59 for 3 recorded hours packed full of actionable content. You'll also get a coupon for $49 off the LPT Approach to Autism.


This recorded replay is entirely self-paced. Once you register, you'll have access for four weeks to complete on your own time.

Continuing Ed

This course is registered for .3 AOTA CEUs (3 contact hours) & is in the registration process for .3 ASHA CEUs.

More Info

Information about completion requirements, accommodations, and more can be found in the FAQ.

- This course will be available for ASHA CEUs from June 9th, 2021 to June 30th, 2022.

- The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

- ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

"I have been a pediatric OT for almost 20 years, and Meg's course is the only one I've ever attended that I feel is absolutely spot on and the best approach to working with autistic clients. It gives me hope for our profession!" - Lynn Salley, MS, OTR/L
In this training, you will:

- Go deep on how kids on the autism spectrum think and learn based on the latest research so that you can feel confident you understand your clients' learning style way beyond the surface level​.

- Learn an autism-specific process that will allow you to generate a robust list of hypotheses and interventions every time you sit down with a new goal so that you can stop dreading treatment planning and start approaching it with confidence.

- Learn how to shift your perspective to truly consider the experience of your autistic clients. This means looking beyond the behavior you can see and diving deep into how the behavior is influenced by the unique way your client thinks and learns. 

- Practice using this process together with me in this live training using cases that are relevant to your own practice so that you walk away with fresh ideas to apply right away.

- Get a workbook and a process to complete together with teachers and parents so that you can feel you truly have expertise in using an autism-specific, strengths-based lens, and so that your work can have the greatest impact possible.

This training is for you if:

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  • ​You currently work with autistic kids (note this is the preferred language of the autism community) on functional daily skills and want to be more effective in your work

  • You are tired of writing "The purpose of the behavior is to gain attention" and you want to write more relevant and useful behavioral hypotheses

  • You want concrete tools (and a workbook!) to help you shape your interventions based the strengths of people on the spectrum so that they can experience more ease and success in daily activities


Course price is $59.

Includes 4 weeks' access to the replay

You'll also get a limited time coupon for $59 off my full training, The Learn Play Thrive Approach to Autism, as this content is also included in module 1 of the LPT Approach to Autism.


Ready to bring true autism expertise to your team with confidence every single time?

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Meg Proctor,  OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Founder of Learn Play Thrive, LLC

Meet Your Instructor:

Meg Proctor, MS, OTR/L

I started my career as an OT in early intervention with huge expectations, a serious case of perfectionism, and not enough training to really help the kids I was seeing.  Have you been there? It did not feel good.

Years later, after working my way through different settings and receiving a faculty appointment for UNC Chapel Hill's TEACCH® Autism program, I underwent months and months of extensive training in autism interventions and trained teachers, psychologists, and the occasional therapist from around the world in effective autism interventions for functional life skills. I looked back on those years of practice and cataloged the things I wished so badly I had known before. At every training I wondered, "Where on earth are the OTs? WE need this training!"

As the founder of Learn Play Thrive, I've continued to hone my clinical skills and find new ways to teach the therapists who want to do better work with their neurodivergent clients. The Learn Play Thrive Approach to Autism is what I wished I had known all those years ago in early intervention, in school-based practice, and in the clinic.  It is a synthesis of what I've learned from extensive training, working with hundreds of kids, interviewing dozens of autistic adults, and diving deep into studying autism learning styles.


I feel confident that it will change your practice.

Disclosures for Meg Proctor

FINANCIAL: Meg is the owner of Learn Play Thrive and receives a salary. 
NON-FINANCIAL: Meg has friends and colleagues who are autistic.

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Rachel Dorsey, CCC-SLP

Meet Your Guest Instructor:

Rachel Dorsey, MS, CCC-SLP

Rachel Dorsey is Autistic. As a speech-therapist, she's watched over and over as mainstream interventions that appear to be "effective" in the short-term totally miss the mark, with devastating consequences on autistic learners in the long term.

Rachel brings her expertise in speech language pathology and her lived experiences as an autistic person to The Learn Play Thrive Approach to Autism. In this course, she teaches about the social preferences and skills of autistic kids, as well as auditory processing differences. 

Disclosures for Rachel Dorsey

FINANCIAL: Rachel was paid a speaking fee for her contribution to this course. Rachel is the owner of Rachel Dorsey, LLC and receives a salary. Rachel receives commission from a separate course on strengths-based goal writing from Learn Play Thrive.

NON-FINANCIAL: Rachel is autistic and has friends and family members who are autistic.

Sarah Selvaggi-Hernandez, OTR/L

Meet Your Guest Instructor:

Sarah Selvaggi Hernandez, MOT, OTR/L

Sarah Selvaggi Hernzndez is a paradigm-shifter. As an autistic person and an occupational therapist, she's always looking to learn who her clients are and how she can help them thrive in the world. For Sarah, this doesn't mean making them less autistic: it means celebrating their strengths and learning from their fully autistic selves. In The Learn Play Thrive Approach to Autism, Sarah teaches content on autistic strengths and on how we can promote positive autistic self-identity.

Disclosures for Sarah Selvaggi Hernandez

FINANCIAL: Sarah was paid a speaking fee for her contribution to this course. Sarah is the author of a book, Melt Like Ice Cream, for which she receives royalties. 

NON-FINANCIAL: Sarah is autistic and has friends and family members who are autistic. Sarah is an unpaid board member for NeuroClastic, Inc.


"This course is what I've been missing in my work with autistic kiddos. As an OT, using a strengths-based approach just makes so much sense! I loved the concrete process that I can use to interpret behavior and come up with a wide variety of intervention strategies. I'm really excited to put the content of this course to good use!" -Christine P., OTR/L

"Meg's Behavior Problem Solving training was thorough and packed a punch for 2-hours. She provided valuable materials before the course and the actual training was clear and concise. Participants are given the opportunity to practice the strategies during the course so you can feel more confident in using what you learned immediately. Even if you're a new grad or a seasoned veteran, there was something to be learned from this training." - Maria F., OTR/L​

"This is exactly what I have been looking for in a class that not only guides me in evidence based practice and practical applications of effective interventions, but also listens to the voices within the autistic community to ensure our practice empowers and supports our autistic clients."  - Kathleen OTR/L

This is has been the most concrete, beneficial course on using strengths-based approaches and working with autistic individuals. Bravo - Crystal C., MS, OTR/L"

"I feel like I have improved my understanding and ability to support autistic individuals' participation in occupations! An OT's dream!" -Jessica, MOTR/L

"This course was so great! Meg is an excellent instructor. She's so articulate, and manages to blend current research and the perspectives of autistic learners into a concrete process for therapists to use in practice. I look forward to taking more of her courses in the future. Highly recommended." - Kate Pingel, MA OTR/L

I have been a pediatric OT for almost 20 years, and Meg's course is the only one I've ever attended that I feel is absolutely spot on and the best approach to working with autistic clients. It gives me hope for our profession! Lynn Salley, MS, OTR/L

Training Agenda

  • First, you'll watch a one hour video on Autism Learning Styles to go deep on how autistic kids think and learn, and the strengths of people on the spectrum. (1 hour)

  • Then you'll watch the replay from the live training (2 hours) where:

    • I'll walk you through the interpreting behaviors process step-by-step using the behavior of a child who throws toys during free time. I'll show you how to use autism learning styles to write hypotheses and generate interventions.

    • The next part is when the learning really happens. Using the behavior of a child who doesn't want to transition between activities, we'll all work through the process together live in the training. You'll be amazed at the hypotheses. and  intervention ideas that you are suddenly able to come up with!

  • You'll receive a worksheet that you can type into or print out and a workbook to make sure you get the most out of the training and can take it into your practice with confidence and skill.

  • In order to receive a certificate of completion, you must complete a quiz demonstrating mastery of the course content and complete an anonymous course satisfaction questionnaire

Course Objectives

Learn how to confidently and clearly understand behaviors and plan interventions based on clients' strengths

  • Develop six or more specific hypotheses about how a behavior may be related to autism learning styles

  • Generate six or more intervention strategies based on specific client's strengths

Frequently asked questions

What types of professionals is this course appropriate for?

This course is developed for occupational therapists and speech language pathologists. It is also appropriate for any professional working on real daily skills with kids with autism. This is not a course designed for parents. This course is targeted at the intermediate level.

What ages does this course apply to?

his course is appropriate for professional working with kids from early intervention through adolescence.

What is the teaching methodology?

Participants watch a 40 minute video prior to attending the live training. During the live training, you will learn the interpreting behaviors process, practice using it together during a structured case study, and then have time to ask any questions.

Can I use this course for continuing education?

This course is available for .3 AOTA CEUs and .3 ASHA CEUs. It is not approved by any physical therapy associations, but check your state board to see if it meets the requiremetns. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Will there be a replay?

Yes. You will get the most out of this coure if you attend live. However, everyone who registers will have access to the replay for one month.

I have another question or a complaint; how can I contact you?

You can send an email to

How do I get a certificate of completion?

You must first watch a 45 minute pre-requisite video. For the live training, you must sign in and sign out within 5 minutes of the beginning and end of the training. After completing the quiz in the course in Thinkific with a satisfactory score, you will receive your certificate by email. For the recorded training, you must watch the replay to 100% completion of the video. You must then pass a quiz in the course in Thinkific with a satisfactory score. You will receive your certificate by email.

What is the cancellation policy?

No refunds will be issued after you have registered. However you do have the option of transfering your registration to another learner. If the live course is canceled by the instructor, you will be given the option of a full refund or access to a recorded version of the course.

How do I request accomodations for special needs?

If you have special learning needs, please email before registering. Accomodations will be made to support learners in compliance with the Americans with Disability Act.