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CE on CD - Autism Topics Part II: Occupational Therapy Service Provision in an Educational Context

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

Contributing Authors: Patti LaVesser, PhD, OTR; Heather Miller Kuhaneck, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA; Laurette J. Olson, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Meira L. Orentlicher, PhD, OTR/L; and Yvonne Swinth, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Earn .6 CEU (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

Autism Topics Part II CEonCD™ is the second in an important 3-part CE series that offers supplemental content from chapters in the AOTA Press 2010 book Autism: A Comprehensive Occupational Therapy Approach, 3rd Edition. Specifically addressing the unique aspects of occupational therapy practice within the public school systems, the course will enhance your ability to meet the needs of children with autism spectrum disorders, and their families, from early intervention through elementary years and the transition process.

Required Reading
Autism: A Comprehensive Occupational Therapy Approach, 3rd Edition, editedby Heather Miller Kuhaneck, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, and Renee Watling, PhD, OTR/L, is recommended reading in order to fully benefit from the content and successfully complete the exam.

Topic 1: Principles of Family Centered Care When Working With Children With ASDs, by Heather Miller Kuhanek, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA
Focuses on ways to promote family coping and resilience and provides instruction on using a Family Centered Care approach when working with children 0–3 years old and their families in early intervention and natural settings.

Learning Objectives: Topic 1
By completing all learning activities, participants will

  • Describe the challenges faced by families dealing with a diagnosis of autism.
  • Identify therapist behaviors and strategies that promote family coping and resilience.
  • Identify the concepts of family-centered care (FCC).
  • Apply concepts of FCC to occupational therapy evaluation and intervention in early intervention and school-based practice.
  • Recognize barriers to FCC.
  • Describe the evidence supporting FCC.

Topic 2: Collaboration in the School Setting for Students With an Autism Spectrum Disorder, by Patti LaVesser, PhD, OTR
Discusses the role of occupational therapy and the collaborative skills necessary for practitioners to work with others and promote success for students with autism spectrum disorders.

Learning Objectives: Topic 2
By completing all learning activities, participants will

  • Recognize the changes that have occurred in school-based occupational therapy practice as related to services for children with autism with the passage of amendments to the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004).
  • Recognize the importance of school-based team collaboration and the role occupational therapists play in collaborating with others to promote success for the student with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the general education setting.
  • Identify the skills necessary for an occupational therapist to be an effective team member in providing services to children with autism in the school setting.
  • Identify intervention strategies using team collaboration concepts for a child with an ASD in the school setting.

Topic 3: Effective Practice Strategies for Children With an Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Schools, by Yvonne Swinth, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Describes a range of occupational therapy service delivery activities that support student participation in school activities, and provides three case studies to apply these concepts.

Learning Objectives: Topic 3
By completing all learning activities, participants will

  • Identify key guiding principles to addressing the needs of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the schools.
  • Delineate different occupational therapy service delivery activities that support participation of children with an ASD across school environments.
  • Identify specific factors in an educational setting that may influence occupational therapy services for a child with an ASD.

Topic 4: Transition from School to Adult Life for Youth With an Autism Spectrum Disorder, by Laurette J. Olson, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; and Meira L. Orentlicher, PhD, OTR/L
Addresses best practices for client-centered assessment and intervention for adolescents with ASDs who are transitioning from high school to adult life.

Learning Objectives: Topic 4
By completing all learning activities, participants will

  • Identify best practices for client-centered assessment and intervention for adolescents with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who are transitioning from high school to adult life.
  • Identify at least two self-report standard assessment tools to support the collaborative identification of performance skill goals with an adolescent with an ASD who is preparing to transition from high school to adult life.
  • Recognize components of an intervention plan for an adolescent with an ASD that encompass the areas of occupational participation crucial to successful transition to adult life as well as those that address key performance skill deficits most commonly associated with ASD.

Also Available:

Part I: Relationship Building, Evaluation Strategies, and Sensory Integration

Part III: Addressing Play and Playfulness in Evaluation and Intervention

Learning Level: Intermediate

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants

AOTA Classification Codes for Continuing Education Activities
Category 1: Domain of Occupational Therapy, Performance Skills
Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process, Evaluation, and Intervention

Continuing Education Credit
A certificate of completion for .6 AOTA CEU (7.5 NBCOT PDUs/6 contact hours) will be awarded on the successful completion of this course.

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Additional Details:

SKU: 4881
ISBN: 978-1-56900-330-5
Product Type: CD-Rom
Year Published: 2011

Publisher:
  • AOTA Continuing Education
Audience:
  • Practitioner
Purpose:
  • Continuing Education
Topics:
  • Autism & Asperger's Syndrome
Keywords:
  • Continuing Education
  • Autism
  • Pediatrics
  • School-based
  • School System
  • Transition