Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2020) estimates that 1 in 54 children will be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in their lifetime. It is important for occupational therapy professionals to be knowledgeable of treatment approaches that have demonstrated effectiveness in children with ASD. One such practice is the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Recent studies demonstrate that many children with ASD can benefit from this approach, which can be readily incorporated with other OT approaches. One such practice is the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). This module outlines the basic principles of CBT, how to apply these techniques for children with ASD, and current evidence supporting its use.

$15.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-RTS-0-OT290

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (9 Match)

Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.00 contact hours, approval number 20-793166.

Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Alabama State Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners

1.0 HOURS


Arizona Board Of Occupational Therapy Examiners (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


South Carolina Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Louisiana State Board Medical Examiners- Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Occupational Therapy Association

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning is an approved provider of continuing education courses 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.


Category: Occupational Therapy Service Delivery.


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-RTS-0-OT290
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2023
Learning Objectives:
Recall the basic principles of cognitive behavioral therapy.
Recognize the current evidence for CBT as it pertains to children with ASD.
Identify CBT techniques to improve functional outcomes for children with ASD.

Outline:

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Who Can Perform Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Autism Spectrum Disorder

History of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Practical Guidelines for the Use of CBT

Section 2: Benefits of CBT

Is CBT a Good Fit?

Modifications to CBT

Anxiety and CBT

Theory of Mind

Executive Functioning

Section 3: CBT and Occupational Therapy

Evidence to Support CBT for Children With ASD

Current Use of CBT in Occupational Therapy

Therapy Interventions

Sensory Processing

Using Parents, Teachers, and Teacher’s Assistants to Support Treatment

Case Study

Section 4: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributor

Resources

References


Instructor: Keira Duffy, MS, OTR/L

Keira Duffy attended Alvernia University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. Keira has experience in skilled nursing facilities, independent living facilities, long term care, home health, and pediatric outpatient. She also has extensive training and experience in Dementia Management, Continence Management, Sensory Integration, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Seating and Positioning, and Low Vision. Currently Keira is part owner and  Director of Rehabilitation for 33 Health providing therapy to seniors in their home and communities.  

Disclosure: Keira Duffy, MS, OTR/L has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Intermediate level Occupational Therapists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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