This course will describe the behavioral challenges of occupational performance for children with autism. The ways in which children show difficulty with behavior will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on the fact that behavior is a form of communication. The use of strategies and supports that OTs can employ to ease the transition, improve task initiation and completion, and better improve overall engagement in occupation will be presented. Numerous strategies will be discussed to facilitate participation in ADLs of children with autism.
Course created on October 1, 2020
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Introductory, 00640; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-717375; IACET/0.1; IBCCES/1.0; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Beginner, Pediatrics
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize behavioral challenges as a form of communication in children with autism.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify potential behavioral meltdowns during occupational performance prior to their occurrence.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize tools/behavior techniques-including visual, interoceptive, multisensory, and mindfulness to assist students prior to and during difficult times.
|5-20 Minutes||Review of current literature from OT sources about behavior and affect on occupational performance in children with autism.|
|20-35 Minutes||Case study; Discussion about autism and behavioral issues.|
|35-50 Minutes||Review of suggested OT interventions and recommendations for OT in pediatric settings to decrease behavior.|
|50-55 Minutes||Future Implications and conclusions|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Cara Koscinski, OTD, OTR/L
Cara Koscinski, OTD, OTR/L, author of the award-winning Pocket Occupational
Therapist Book Series, is a pediatric occupational therapist. She specializes in trauma-informed care, behavior, interoception, and autism. As an educational speaker, Cara incorporates her expertise as a mother of two children with autism. She has published six books and has over 98,000 followers on her blog and social media channels. Cara is also a children’s YOGA instructor.
In addition to her books, Dr. Koscinski regularly blogs and creates fun products for those who work with children
who have special needs. She serves on the Advisory Board of Autism Asperger’s Digest
Magazine. Cara is an instructor for the University of Saint Augustine's Occupational Therapy Program.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com.
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American Occupational Therapy Association
OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID# 00640. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.1 CEUs (Introductory level, Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 1.0 hours, Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct client/patient services in occupational therapy (SC) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, or South Carolina, CE Broker may be of interest to you.
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International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards
The continued family of websites, including OccupationalTherapy.com, is a Certified Training Partner of IBCCES. This course is offered for a maximum of 1.0 CE hours for the autism certifications issued by IBCCES.
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT® Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (Beginner level, Pediatrics Area). NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.