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*CEU=Contact Hrs: 0.45 - $ 99.95
Includes BOTH CEU & EI Contact Hours
 
Autism Primer: Early Intervention and Pre School
Course Objectives, Outcomes & Other Relevant Information

As of 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that approximately 1 in 88 American children are on the autism spectrum. it's estimated that 1 in 54 boys, and 1 in 252 girls are diagnosed with autism in the US a 10 fold increase in diagnosis over the past 40 years, or a 10%-17% per year! Autism does not discriminate across cultures, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. Within the United States, New York State ranks third in the country, behind California and Texas, with the number of children with autism.

The Autism Primer in Early Intervention and Pre-School: On-line Training Course & Examination will teach you the basic concepts which every professional who works closely with children must know - especially how to screen for autism in early children so as to alert a parent or pediatrician. Learn about what autism is, its causes, classifications, its relation to vaccines, its detection, diagnosis, medical management, the difference between terms such as 'autism spectrum' and 'pervasive developmental disorder,' as well as the most recommended treatments for this affliction, as well as which treatments to avoid.

Understand terms such as: stereotypy, restricted and ritualistic behavior, sensory overload, applied behavior analysis, and much more. Also learn about risk factors, symptomology, co-morbid conditions, as well as the new Social Communication Disorder (SCD) - the newest diagnostic category in DSM V. Learn about the newest diagnostic criteria for autism - which unlike past criteria, no longer necessitates a verbal communication component. Learn about the various therapeutic interventions such as pivotal response training, discrete trial teaching, the early start Denver model, sensory integration, ABA, and others therapeutic approaches, and how the use of electronic tablets is helpful to some autistic children in focusing and becoming more social with others. Understand how the range of professional intervention in all five domains of early childhood developmental growth will proactively assist these children to achieve their full potential.

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This program is offered for 0.45  ASHA CEU's (Intermediate Level, Professional)

- Meets NY State (NYSOTA) Continuing Compliancy Requirements for continued Core Competency Hours (CCH) –

APPROVED BY THE ILLINOIS EARLY INTERVENTION TRAINING PROGRAM FOR EARLY INTERVENTION CREDENTIAL CREDIT

- Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) -

Disclosure: Kristen O’Leary, SLP, has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: she receives monetary compensation for the preparation of this course, in addition to a percentage of company sales, and has the following relevant non-financial relationships to disclose: EITTOC Board of Directors: volunteer member. David C Saidoff, PT, has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: he receives monetary compensation for the preparation of this course, in addition to a percentage of company sales, and has the following relevant non-financial relationships to disclose: EITTOC Board of Directors: volunteer member. Melissa Whelan, OTR, has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: she receives monetary compensation for the preparation of this course, in addition to a percentage of company sales, and has the following relevant non-financial relationships to disclose: EITTOC Board of Directors: volunteer member.Dr. Robert Koppel, M.D.,FAAP, Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: he receives monetary compensation for the preparation of this course, in addition to a percentage of company sales, and has the following relevant non-financial relationships to disclose: EITTOC Board of Directors: volunteer member. Dr. Josh Lamm, MD has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: he receives monetary compensation for the preparation of this course, in addition to a percentage of company sales, and has the following relevant non-financial relationships to disclose: EITTOC Board of Directors: volunteer member. Rebecca Stern Lamm, MSW, LCSW has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: he receives monetary compensation for the preparation of this course, in addition to a percentage of company sales, and has the following relevant non-financial relationships to disclose: EITTOC Board of Directors: volunteer member. Declaration: Approval of this course does not necessarily imply that any of the governing bodies (e.g., West Virginian Board of Physical Therapy, or other such governmental or NGO’s supports the views of the presenter or sponsor. Information provided should be used within the scope of practice. No relevant financial or non-financial relationships exists between EITTOC or the products discussed any course; no such relationship or endorsement exists for any products mentioned in any courses sponsored by EITTOC, or in any of the items (such as specific AED or Epinephrine injection product) or any testing instrument used to evaluate children; the above course is specific to said-topic, and may not be extrapolated to any other course or topic outside the scope of this course. Course instructor(s) have no other financial or non-financial remuneration - whether prior to or following course delivery; the above advertisement is made available to all physical therapy (and other) licensee on a non-discriminatory basis. Ascend has approved this course and may be contacted about any concerns. Information provided should be used within scope of practice. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. The onus of responsibility for this course – granted contact hours by the AOTA – is for each OT professional to check with their State board of OT to see if this course meets licensure requirement for continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. 


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