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Presented by: Alison Wheeland, OTS – Fieldwork Level II Student
originally recorded August 9, 2013

Webinars are video presentations and include the recorded PowerPoint and lecture and a .pdf copy of the PowerPoint notes.

Description: This webinar addresses the importance of assessing the personal experience of a person with autism for creating goals and treatment plans and discusses some of the methods that can be used to modify standardized assessments to be appropriate for lower-functioning clients, as well as the factors that need to be taken into consideration for adolescents and adults.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this webinar viewers will be able to:

1. Explain the importance of including low-functioning clients in the goal and treatment planning processes.
2. Identify various ways to modify assessments for the needs of different types of clients.
3. Name a modification to an assessment in a case example.

Course Level: Introductory. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Suitable For: Occupational therapists, OT assistants, physical therapists, PT assistants and students, speech and language therapists, teachers, and educators.

Domain: Client Factors
Process: Evaluation and Intervention

Contact Hours: This course is worth 1.5 contact hours or .15 AOTA CEUs.

Completion Requirements: To receive contact hours for this course you must listen to the recorded webinar in its entirety and complete the accompanying assessment.

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