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CE on CD - Autism Topics Part I: Relationship Building, Evaluation Strategies, and Sensory Integration and Praxis

Edited by Renee Watling, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Contributing Authors: Stefanie Bodison, OTD, OTR/L; Teresa A. May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L; Scott D. Tomchek, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; and Renee Watling, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Earn .6 CEUs (7.5 NBCOT PDUs/6 contact hours) 

This course is available in two formats: CD-ROM or online. Please order this product if you want the CD-ROM. If you prefer to order the online format, click here.

Course Description:

In today’s society, approximately 1 in 100 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Children with an ASD experience a range of occupational challenges that make providing therapeutic services to them both exciting and challenging. This CEonCD™ is the first of a three-part series that builds on content from the 2010 3rd edition of Autism: A Comprehensive Occupational Therapy Approach and offers occupational therapy practitioners the opportunity to expand their understanding and practice with children on the autism spectrum through building the intentional relationship, using occupational therapy evaluation strategies, addressing sensory integration challenges, and planning intervention for praxis. Highlights also include video clips and strategies that will enhance the provision of evaluation and intervention services. 

Required Reading:

Autism: A Comprehensive Occupational Therapy Approach by Heather Miller Kuhaneck, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, and Renee Watling, PhD, OTR/L, to fully benefit from the content and successfully complete the exam.

Also available:

Part II: Occupational Therapy Service Provision in an Educational Context

Part III: Addressing Play and Playfulness in Evaluation and Intervention

Learning Objectives:
By completing all learning activities, participants will

  1. Identify strategies and skills for conducting effective, occupation-based evaluations with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs);
  2. Recognize how to interpret evaluation assessment results and plan meaningful intervention for children with an ASD;
  3. Recognize how to address sensory integration deficits in children with an ASD using an sensory integration approach in order to build a foundation for functional skill development;
  4. Identify the knowledge and skills needed to address praxis deficits in order to facilitate motor and play skills;
  5. Identify strategies for reducing barriers and building an intentional relationship with children with an ASD.

Continuing Education Credit
A certificate of completion for .6 AOTA CEU (6 NBCOT PDUs/6 contact hours) will be awarded on the successful completion of this course.

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Additional Details:

SKU: 4848
ISBN: 978-1-56900-318-3
Product Type: CD-Rom
Year Published: 2011

  • AOTA Continuing Education
  • Practitioner
  • Continuing Education
  • Autism & Asperger's Syndrome
  • Continuing Education
  • Autism
  • Pediatrics
  • Sensory Integration