This one day course will include educational sessions, case studies, and panel discussions that highlight evidence-based information for managing Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other related disabilities for children ages birth to 5. The course will cultivate professional development with a toolbox of diagnostic and treatment strategies to support functional long term outcomes. Presentations will assist practitioners in identifying, selecting and prioritizing intervention strategies to best support successful engagement in daily activities.
Upon completion of this conference, participants will be able to:
- Describe neurological and behavioral disorders commonly seen in pediatric therapy practice, with focus on ASD.
- Discuss evidence-based therapeutic interventions to maximize functional outcomes in children with ASD.
- Identify methods and evidenced-based tools for evaluating children with ASD.
- Learn resources and support structures available to children with ASD and families.
Audience: This conference is designed for occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, physical therapist, psychologists, neurologists, nurses, physical therapists, and applied behavior analysts. Practitioners who provide services to children and adolescents with ASD seeking professional development, advanced competency in specialized knowledge and clinical proficiency, will find this course beneficial. The course will assist clinicians in keeping current on the latest research, best practice interventions and techniques, to incorporate into clinical practice.
Discipline: OT, PT, SLP, Psych, ABA and Nursing
CEUs: 7.0 Contact Hours
|NCHS/Nicklaus Children's Hospital Employee
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