What Happens When Autism Grows Up

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.

Description

Presented by: Cristin Holland, OTS ‚Äď Fieldwork Level II Student
originally recorded August 19, 2013

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

Description: This webinar will present an overview of current literature and information on adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders, including information on sensory processing, motor performance, and co-morbidities. Sensory integration intervention implications and strategies will be discussed. Additional resources for older populations with ASD will be presented.

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

  1. Identify at least 2 characteristics of sensory processing in adolescents/adults with autism and their implications for intervention.
  2. Identify at least 2 characteristics of motor performance in adolescents/adults with ASD and their implications for intervention.
  3. Identify at least 2 co-morbidities associated with ASD and their implications for intervention.

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

Suitable For: Occupational therapists, OT assistants, physical therapists, PT assistants, speech and language therapists, teachers, social workers, parents.

AOTA:
Domain: Client Factors
Process: 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.

ADA/Section 504: If you require special accommodations, please contact the Spiral Foundation at admin@thespiralfoundation.org or (617) 969 – 4410 ext. 231.

Continuing Education: 

Occupational Therapy Practitioners/ Occupational Therapy Assistants:  The Spiral Foundation is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants by the American Occupational Therapy Association.  The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

 

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