Webcast: Evidence-based Review of Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Speaker: Jane Case-Smith, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Earn 1 contact hour (1 NBCOT PDU)
This webcast presentation summarizes the up-to-date research evidence for interventions used by occupational therapy practitioners with children with ASD. The current research evidence for sensory integrative, sensory-based, social skills, behavioral, relationship-based, and comprehensive interventions is explained, including what we know about effectiveness with different levels of severity and age groups. Themes that emerge across intervention trials are identified and described. These themes define elements that are central to effective intervention, including: intensity of services, family roles and support, strategies for increasing child engagement, and models of practice.
At the conclusion of the session, learners will be able to:
- Identify the evidence for sensory, social, relationship based, educational and behavioral interventions that are applied by occupational therapists to children with autism spectrum disorder.
- Identify themes of the interventions most effective with this population.
- Identify key principles reflected in the research on autism interventions.
Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants
Learning Level: Intermediate
Occupational Therapy Classification Code for Continuing Education
Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process, Evaluation and Intervention
Category 3: Professional Issues, Contemporary Issues and Trends
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