People diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can have very different levels of functioning. Some people live independently and show few outward signs that they have any difficulty. Other people are more severely affected by this disorder. Support staff work with people at all different levels to improve their quality of life. People with ASD have difficulties with social communication and limited patterns of thought and behavior. While each person is different, these characteristic features of autism present some common challenges and opportunities for support staff. In this course you will learn more about what is going on with people who have ASD and how to help the person you support to be calmer more of the time and less frustrated. Most importantly, you will learn how to have fun together doing the things that you need to do.
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.
Relias Learning, LLC is a BICC Approved CE Provider.
This course aligns with C-31 on the BCAT Task List.
Section One: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section Two: A Spectrum Disorder A. Saturday Morning with Ryan B. Have You Been There? C. A Spectrum Disorder D. The Definition of ASD E. Section Summary Section Three: Individual Differences A. Sensory Modulation and Processing B. Motor Function C. Reception Communication D. Expressive Communication E. Visual-Spatial Function F. Executive Function G. Section Summary Section 4: Social-Emotional Development A. Self-Regulation and Attention B. Engagement and Relating C. Use Affect/Two-Way Communication D. Problem Solving and Behavioral Organization E. Creates and Elaborates with Symbols F. Higher-Order Thinking G. Learning about Sarah H. Section Summary Section Five: Supporting Involvement A. A Chance in the Menu B. Remember Regulation C. Your Energy Level D. Joining In E. Making Connections F. Flow G. Learning about Barbara H. Building on Connections I. Self-Assessment J. Reflective Support K. Empathy First L. Section Summary Section Six: Conclusion A. Course Summary B. Put Into Practice C. Congratulations
Dr. Joshua Feder is Director of Research, Graduate School, Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders, voluntary associate professor at UCSD School of Medicine, and medical director at SymPlay, teaching, advocating, and developing technology to support relationship-based interventions (joshuafedermd.com). Disclosure: Joshua Feder, MD discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Carlat Publishing as Editor in Chief Relevant Financial Relationship with Quicksilver Software as Medical Director Relevant Financial Relationship with Fielding Graduate as Adjunct Professor
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