Biopsychosocial Causes and Treatments to Troubling Behaviors in Autism

Leslie Rogers

Leslie Rogers, M.S., CCC-SLP, has a variety of experience in speech-language therapy and working with children with autism. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with her Bachelor of Science in Education in 2000 and her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology in 2002. After graduating, she worked for Omaha Public Schools from 2002-2007 as a Speech-Language Pathologist.

Leslie then moved to Des Moines, IA, where she started work at ChildServe, a non-profit specialty healthcare organization focusing on pediatric rehabilitation. Leslie is the Director of Autism for the ChildServe Autism Program, which focuses on serving children with Autism up to 21 years old. In 2019, she became a board member of the Autism Society of Iowa.

Leslie is an integral part of ChildServe’s Autism Day Program, the Project ImPACT parent education program and social and life skills groups for children with ASD. She also supervises team leads for Speech-Language Pathology and Occupational Therapy for the Autism therapy program. She is instrumental in staff education throughout ChildServe on various ASD topics. Leslie has dedicated her career to combining clinical expertise with compassionate care for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.

Title:  Biopsychosocial Causes and Treatments to Troubling Behaviors in Autism
Presenter:  Leslie Rogers, M.S., CCC-SLP, Director of Autism Program, ChildServe

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify many of the commonly misunderstood symptoms that can be caused by biological, psychological, social, or an intersection of these that are more prevalent for children with Autism
  • Participants can better recognize what to assess for, treat, or refer to other specialists when they have a patient on the Autism Spectrum
  • Differentiate modalities of treatment for common behavior problems for children with Autism
  • Describe what elements of an effective history must be taken to make sound clinical decisions with regard to the role of biological, psychological and social causes to problem behaviors