Occupational therapists are frequently involved in the provision of services to children and youth diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This webinar will provide an overview of DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, prevalence, sex differences, common co-occurring developmental disabilities, medical and mental health conditions, new perspectives in interpreting autism, and the need for occupational therapists to adopt strengths-based and neurodiversity affirming practices.
Course created on May 24, 2022
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.2 Intermediate, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge, 04482; CE Broker/2.0 General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), Related To OT (AZ), Related To OT (LA), Directly Related To OT (MS), Directly Related To OT (TN), CE Broker #20-916275; IACET/0.2; IBCCES/2.0; NBCOT PDUs/2.5 Intermediate, Rehabilitation
- After this course, participants will be able to list the 5 criteria used to diagnose autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to the latest edition of the DSM-5 (APA, 2013) and recognize the importance of the addition of sensory reactivity to the ASD diagnostic criteria.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify common co-occurring conditions in ASD and how autism can present differently in girls and women.
- After this course, participants will be able to analyze how occupational therapy practitioners can interpret autism through the use of a strengths-based and neurodiversity-affirming lens and apply the implications of this paradigm shift for occupational therapy practitioners.
|25-30 Minutes||Gender differences|
|30-35 Minutes||Co-occurring conditions|
|35-45 Minutes||Anxiety and latest autism research|
|45-65 Minutes||Neurodiversity paradigm|
|65-90 Minutes||Implications for OT-Sensory|
|90-100 Minutes||Implications for OT-Sensory and Motor|
|100-105 Minutes||Implications for OT- Behavior as Communication|
|105-115 Minutes||Implications for OT- Neurodiversity Affirming OT Practices|
|115-120 Minutes||BEST Strategies- Summary; Q & A|
BA, BScOT, MOT Reg. (Ont)
Moira Peña, BScOT, MOT, OT Reg.(Ont.) is an experienced occupational therapist working with children and youth on the autism spectrum at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. She is an Expert Hub Team member of the ECHO Ontario Autism Program which aims to further develop pediatricians, school psychologists, and teachers’ skills to best support autistic children and youth and their families. A published researcher, she has presented nationally and internationally to parents, teachers, pediatricians, occupational therapy practitioners, and other health care professionals. Moira is the proud creator and host of Holland Bloorview's Autism Summit and an Authorized Provider of Professional Development by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
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American Occupational Therapy Association
OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID# 04482. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge 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 2.0 hours, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct client/patient services in occupational therapy (SC), Related to OT (AZ), Related to OT (LA), Directly Related to OT (MS), Directly Related to OT (TN) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, 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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