This course reviews the feeding behaviors and habits of children with autism, as well as the brain/gut relationship and nutritional implications for feeding. Participants will be instructed on how to create appropriate plans of care and intervention for feeding specifically for the ASD population, with an emphasis on nutrition.
Course created on February 5, 2021
Course Type: Video, Text
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, OT Service Delivery, 01649; 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 #20-770627; IACET/0.1; IBCCES/1.0; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Pediatrics
- After this course, participants will be able to identify common feeding problems in children with ASD related to gut/brain connection and gastrointestinal factors.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize the brain/gut connection, specifically identifying how foods (nutrients) impact neural functioning.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize the role of food/nutrition in feeding therapy for children with ASD.
|5-10 Minutes||Autism diagnosis and common feeding problems; general overview|
|10-15 Minutes||Brain/gut connection general overview/research|
|15-20 Minutes||Factors impacting food choice: socio economics, education, access|
|20-30 Minutes||Specific macro/micronutrients that impact neural functioning|
|30-40 Minutes||Gastrointestinal dysfunction in children with ASD, possible causes for poor gut microbiome|
|40-55 Minutes||Current Research on interventions and treatment for feeding therapy for children with ASD, with emphasis on nutrition|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q and A|
Samantha Heidenreich, OTD, MOT, Samantha completed her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy at the University of St Augustine for Health Sciences and completed her Masters in OT at the University of St Augustine for Health Sciences with a Bachelors in Special Education K-12 from Coastal Carolina University. Samantha has been in clinical settings with a focus on pediatric occupational therapy, and an emphasis on feeding intervention. She has completed advanced coursework in multiple areas of pediatric intervention, including sequential oral sequencing approach to feeding, AEIOU, primitive reflexes, and sensory integration, and Hanen SPARK communication. For her OTD program, her capstone project focused on nutritional implications for feeding for children with autism, sparking her interest and professional investment in this topic area.
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American Occupational Therapy Association
OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID# 01649. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.1 CEUs (Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery 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
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