Autism spectrum disorders affect one out of every fifty-four boys in the US and are becoming more common according to current statistics. Children with autism may face challenges on a daily basis across various areas of daily living. Communication deficits, difficulties with processing sensory input, challenges with skills in daily living may all contribute to the formation of behaviors. It is important to consider behavior as a form of communication. The ways in which a child may verbalize or demonstrate difficulty with transitions are explored in this course. Autism itself does not cause behavior; rather the child's response to various stimuli is demonstrated by the behaviors he exhibits.
Knowing how to determine the cause of a child's behavior can un-lock potential for intervention and strategy formation to better assist students with autism. This course explores the use of strategies and supports that a child can employ to ease transition, improve task initiation and completion, and better improve overall function. Numerous strategies that have significantly improved participation and overall behavior during ADLs of children with autism are discussed and assessment tools and observation techniques discussed.
This Seminar-On-Demand is 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
|Contact Hours: 2||
|Target Audience: OT, OTA|
|Instructional Level: Intermediate|
- Autism diagnostic changes
- Behavior in Autism
- Everyday situations which can create behavioral challenges for children with autism
- Analyzing behavior
- Tools to support behavior
- Intervention behavior techniques – including visual strategies to assist students during difficult times
- Progress monitoring strategies
- Case studies
This course is intended to instruct the professional through a study on strategies and supports to ease transition, improve task initiation and completion, and better improve overall function in autistic children.
At the conclusion of this course the participant will be able to:
- Describe behavior and its function.
- Identify and describe everyday situations in which a child with autism may have behavioral challenges.
- Identify potential behavioral meltdowns during ADLs prior to their occurrence.
- Utilize tools to support behavior.
- Select and implement intervention behavior techniques-including visual strategies to assist students during difficult times.
- Develop progress monitoring strategies