Online MIGDAS-2 Workshop October 18, 2022 

Reveal Their Story: Using the MIGDAS-2 Diagnostic Interview Process 

Sign up now to enroll in this upcoming 4-hour workshop with Dr. Monteiro. Learn how to structure sensory-based diagnostic interviews across age and ability levels. Gain familiarity with the descriptive language of the MIGDAS-2 system and how to apply the strength-based language when discussing the diagnosis with parents. Participants will view excerpted diagnostic interview samples across age and ability levels. Workshop enrollment is limited to provide each participant with an interactive experience.

The session will run from 9amCST-1pmCST. The cost is $200 USD. School purchase orders may be used by making a request through the contact form email process.

This 4-hour session will start at 9amCST and end at 1pmCST.

Cost is $200.00

Registration is now open for the October 18, 2022 session

Register for Tuesday, October 18, 2022 Workshop

 

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Workshop presenter:

Dr. Monteiro, a licensed psychologist and licensed specialist in school psychology, is an expert in the area of autism spectrum brain style differences. She is the author of two books and a test protocol and is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences. She maintained a practice in Dallas, Texas for four decades that specialized in supporting individuals with autism spectrum differences and their families. Dr. Monteiro currently provides online training for clinicians in the area of neurodiversity-affirming autism assessments and is currently working on a book for families. She thoroughly enjoys having autism conversations.

 

Online MIGDAS-2 Workshop November 3, 2022 

Using the Adult MIGDAS-2: In Person and Remote Applications

Sign up now to enroll in this upcoming 4-hour workshop with Dr. Monteiro. This workshop focuses exclusively on the application of the MIGDAS-2 process with older adolescents and adults. Topics include in person and remote application of the interview process with older adolescents and adults, incorporating the diagnostic interview process into a comprehensive autism assessment and narrative report writing considerations. Workshop enrollment is limited to provide each participant with an interactive experience. 

This 4-hour session will start at 9amCST and end at 1pmCST.

Cost is $200.00

Registration is now open for the November 3, 2022 session

 

Register for Thursday,November 3 2022 Workshop

 

Workshop Refund and Privacy Policy:

Payments for all workshops are processed through the Stripe system. Refunds are promptly issued upon request for cancellation of workshop attendance. Privacy of card information is strictly maintained through the Stripe system.

Workshop presenter:

Dr. Monteiro, a licensed psychologist and licensed specialist in school psychology, is an expert in the area of autism spectrum brain style differences. She is the author of two books and a test protocol and is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences. She maintained a practice in Dallas, Texas for four decades that specialized in supporting individuals with autism spectrum differences and their families. Dr. Monteiro currently provides online training for clinicians in the area of neurodiversity-affirming autism assessments and is currently working on a book for families. She thoroughly enjoys having autism conversations.

 

10/3/22 ACER Australia course 

 

Welcome

Dr. Monteiro, a licensed psychologist and licensed specialist in school psychology, is an expert in the area of autism spectrum brain style differences. She is the author of two books and a test protocol and is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences. She maintained a practice in Dallas, Texas for four decades that specialized in supporting individuals with autism spectrum differences and their families. Dr. Monteiro currently provides online training for clinicians in the area of neurodiversity-affirming autism assessments and is currently working on a book for families. She thoroughly enjoys having autism conversations.

Dr. Monteiro is the author of two books and an autism evaluation protocol.

Her first book, Autism Conversations: Evaluating Children on the Autism Spectrum Through Authentic Conversations, was published by Western Psychological Services in 2010. Autism Conversations was written for autism evaluators, the parents of children who may be on the spectrum, and members of the general public interested in autism. Readers are introduced to the use of descriptive language and interview techniques that bring the individual autism spectrum profile to life during the autism evaluation process. Techniques for interviewing parents, teachers, and children across age and ability levels within a conversational framework are provided throughout this guidebook for autism evaluators. It is available through Amazon US.

Her second book, Family Therapy and the Autism Spectrum: Autism Conversations in Narrative Practice, published by Routledge Press, was released in the US and the UK February of 2016. Family Therapy and the Autism Spectrum was written for clinicians who work with individuals on the autism spectrum and their families across the life cycle. Readers of the book gain a deeper understanding of the rich, nuanced, and singular worldview held by individuals with autism spectrum brain style differences. They learn how to support individuals and their families as they make four key narrative shifts in developing their autism story: from powerless to capable, from dysregulated to controlled, from prompt-dependence to autonomy, and from disorder to style.  It is available from Amazon US and Amazon UK.

Her test, the Monteiro Interview Guidelines for Diagnosing Asperger’s Syndrome (MIGDAS) is a qualitative interview protocol for clinicians who evaluate verbally fluent children and adolescents with suspected autism spectrum developmental differences. It is published by Western Psychological Services and has been available for autism evaluation specialists since 2008.  A revised and updated MIGDAS-2 is scheduled for publication in 2017. The MIGDAS-2 is retitled the Monteiro Interview Guidelines for Diagnosing the Autism Spectrum. Updates include alignment with the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria and added protocols for children and adolescents with little or no verbal fluency.  An adult interview protocol has been added as well.

“I know that Autism Conversations will be read for advice, before and during a diagnostic assessment, when writing the report and when discussing the results and implications. I recommend that each clinician has his or her own copy, because if this book is shared, whoever has Autism Conversations will be reluctant to part with it.”

– Tony Attwood, PhD, author of Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

“Congratulations Marilyn Monteiro on yet again creating a world of wisdom in your new book. Not only do you teach about the human elements of people with autism, but you provide us with the tools and most importantly, respectful language to develop a trusting and respectfully mutual relationships with clients. I highly commend your new title Family Therapy and Autism Spectrum to practitioners, teachers, educators, parents, and siblings, and everybody who wants to learn a ‘new language’ and progressive framework, to work with people with autism spectrum disorder.”

Eirini Lammi, Consulting Psychologist, Australian Council for Educational Research

About this website

For parents: This section provides information about autism. It is written in a conversational style to answer questions frequently asked by parents. Learn about the book, Autism Conversations, find a glossary of terms, and download information about helpful books and resources.

For professionals: This section provides information for professionals who work in the area of autism. Learn about the book, Autism Conversations, and the test, Monteiro Guidelines for Diagnosing Asperger’s Syndrome (MIGDAS).

 

 

Tellecall interview with Dr. Marilyn Moneiro.

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Her first book, Autism Conversations, was written for autism evaluators. It is available through the publisher, Western Psychological Services and Amazon.com.

Her second book, Family Therapy and the Autism Spectrum was written for clinicians who work with individuals on the autism spectrum and their families across the life cycle. It is available from Amazon US and Amazon UK.

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MIGDAS-2

The test, Monteiro Interview Guidelines for Diagnosing the Autism Spectrum – Second Edition (MIGDAS-2) is a qualitative interview process that helps evaluators individualize the diagnostic process for children, adolescents, and adults. Through systematic interviews with parents, caregivers, teachers, and the individuals being evaluated, a narrative description of the autism spectrum brain style differences is developed. The MIGDAS-2 is aligned with the DSM-5, and protocols are provided to evaluate individuals across age and ability levels. The MIGDAS-2 is sold to professional evaluators. To purchase, visit the Western Psychological Services' website.