Healthcare and educational professionals need now more than ever to increase their knowledge and techniques with regard to clients with autism. With increased knowledge and expertise they can greatly impact the life of the individual with autism, while also assisting in supporting families and caregivers in the most meaningful way.
Professionals in all areas of childhood development may benefit from autism awareness continuing education courses, and increased knowledge and intervention methods in this area.
What is Autism?
We see the word Autism everywhere. Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a disability characterized by challenges in social behaviors and interactions, verbal and non-verbal communication and learning. Autism is a spectrum disorder with a neurological basis. There are many subtypes of autism, and they are a result of both environmental and genetic factors.
According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5), Autism is defined as “persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction,” and “restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviors, interests and activities.”
Autism is very often joined with sensory integration difficulties, as well as medical challenges such as immune function and gastrointestinal problems. It is a disorder that affects individuals their whole lives and greatly impacts their families. Early identification is crucial to start an intervention. Early intervention for children with autism can improve their levels of learning, communication, and global development. Common intervention approaches used to address children with Autism include Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), Floortime, Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), TEAACH method, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy.
The courses are suitable for:
- Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapist Assistants
- Physical Therapists
- Speech Therapists
- Special Education Providers
- Regular Education Providers
- Pediatric Social Workers
Upcoming Autism CEU Courses
Power Up Your Moves! Support Staff & Teachers Working Together to Flip the Learning Switch Using Effective, Evidence Based Neurodevelopmental Movement
Primitive Reflexes and Sensory Signals: Navigating the Neural Pathways to Success
Interoception, the Eighth Sense: Solutions for Promoting Self-Regulation, Social Participation and Emotional Well-Being in Children with Decreased Body Awareness and Poor Sense of Self
Using Gravity to Facilitate Sensory Motor Development in Infants and Children
MORE: Integrating the Mouth with Sensory and Postural Functions
The Neurological Basis for Sensory Strategies: How to Have More Successful Outcomes in Person and Telehealth
Vestibular Therapy for Individual and Telehealth (and in person) Sessions
Self-Regulation Using Telehealth (and in-person): Guidelines and Techniques for Treatment of the Anxious Student (ALL AGES)
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It is imperative as professionals and caregivers to continue to hone skills and learn new approaches for treating patients and clients with these challenges. Theramoves offers related autism CEU training courses designed with professionals in mind to provide them with these learning opportunities to optimize their best practice.