Webcast: Social Participation and Communication Strategies for Individuals with Autism across the Lifespan
Speakers: Lisa A. Crabtree, PhD, OTR/L; Zosia Zaks, MEd, CRC; and Bonnie Hobaugh
Earn 2.75 contact hours (2.75 NBCOT PDUs)
With the rise in the incidence of autism, there is a critical need for occupational therapy practitioners to address social participation, communication, and community integration for these individuals across the lifespan. In collaboration with families, educators, and other professionals, occupational therapy practitioners can facilitate positive outcomes for children, youth, and adults with autism, impacting healthy social and emotional development. This presentation describes adaptive strategies and environmental modifications to support health and participation in life for all individuals on the autism spectrum through engagement in occupation. Participants will explore the components of optimal programming for children and adults with autism, and be ready to implement strategies in a variety of settings.
After completing this session, you will be able to—
- Identify adaptive strategies and environmental modifications to support health and participation in life for all individuals on the autism spectrum through engagement in occupation.
Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants
Learning Level: Intermediate
Occupational Therapy Classification Code for Continuing Education
Category 1: Domain of Occupational Therapy, Areas of Occupation
Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process, Intervention
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