Individuals with ASD often struggle with sensory processing disorder, dyspraxia, overweight and obesity, social-communication impairments, anxiety, and impaired cognition and executive functioning, all of which persist into adulthood and can interfere with independent living, paid employment, quality of life, and community participation. This course will explore current knowledge on the impact of ASD throughout the lifespan, discuss the role of therapy in serving this population, and identify resources and strategies to empower patients and families for successful transitions to adulthood.
Course created on January 17, 2017
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.2 Intermediate, OT Service Delivery; CE Broker/2.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-588628; IACET/0.2; IBCCES/2.0; NBCOT PDUs/2.5 Intermediate, Pediatrics
- After this course, participants will be able to describe three current statistics about ASD and describe at least two impacts of commonly seen childhood impairments on life transitions and the overall wellness of teens and adults with ASD.
- After this course, participants will be able to list three barriers and three assistive technologies and strategies that circumvent these barriers to support and promote successful transitions to adulthood for individuals with ASD.
- After this course, participants will be able to list at least three existing and potential opportunities for therapists to provide transitional services for individuals with ASD within the interprofessional practice arena.
|0-5 Minutes||Background & Review of Learner Outcomes|
|5-30 Minutes||Current literature and research|
|30-45 Minutes||Role of physical therapy|
|45-75 Minutes||ASD and transitions|
|75-100 Minutes||Intervention strategies, resources, advocacy and leadership|
|100-115 Minutes||Case studies|
|115-120 Minutes||Q and A, summary|
PT, MA, PhD, CEEAA
Melissa Tovin has over 25 years of experience in a variety of settings including adult rehab, sports medicine, out-patient orthopedics, pediatrics, and home health. For the past 16 years, she has specialized in pediatrics, practicing in early intervention, school, home, out-patient clinic and community-based settings. Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Tovin teaches in the DPT, t-DPT and PhD programs. She continues to practice pediatrics in NSU’s out-patient clinic and NSU’s preschool for children with autism related disorders. She is actively engaged in research and community outreach programs serving children, adolescents and young adults with ASD, and serves as a volunteer coach for Special Olympics.
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OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 2.0 hours, 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, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina or Tennessee, 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 2.0 CE hours for the autism certifications issued by IBCCES.
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
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