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Online Course: Autism Topics Part I: Relationship Building, Evaluation Strategies, and Sensory Integration and Praxis
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SKU: OL4848

Publisher: AOTA Continuing Education

Published: 2011

Member Price
Non-Member Price: $289.00

Product Overview

Get an AOTA Digital Badge on Autism to share your learning accomplishment when you complete the required CE.

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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) 

Course Description:

In today’s society, approximately 1 in 60 children are 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 course is the first of a three-part series that 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. 

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.

Please Note: Online course content is flash-based and may not be easily viewed on some mobile and Mac devices.