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SP004-CCG

This course presents current information on the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Common terminology, characteristics, screening recommendations, diagnostic criteria, and management of ASD is presented. Participants will learn the diagnostic criteria and distinguishing characteristics of Autism, Asperger's Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified. Best practices and intervention planning for individuals of all ages are discussed.
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Course Information:
  • Online Training Course
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Diagnostic Criteria and Distinguishing Characteristics
  • Characteristics of Autism, Asperger's Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder
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Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders Info:

Course Objectives

By the end of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Define the term Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
  • Name the three (3) primary conditions encompassed within the Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • Discuss the common characteristics or indicators frequently seen in persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • Distinguish the differences according to diagnostic criteria for Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-NOS.
  • Discuss the causes of ASD.
  • Name the other medical conditions frequently seen in people with ASD.
  • Discuss key concepts in identifying and managing Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • Describe the screening and diagnostic evaluation process as they relate to Autism Spectrum Disorders in children and adults.
  • Describe treatment options and common procedures for ASDs.
  • Discuss the best practice recommendations for children and adults with ASDs.


Course Outline

Hour One

  • Pretest
  • A. Introduction
  • B. Statistics
  • 1. Statistics
  • 2. Reasons for statistical variation
  • C. Autism Spectrum Disorders: Definitions and types
  • 1. Primary
  • a. Autism disorder
  • b. Asperger’s disorder
  • c. Pervasive developmental disorder—Not otherwise specified (NOS)
  • 2. Rare
  • a. Rett’s disorder
  • b. Childhood disintegrative disorder
  • D. Common characteristics or indicators of ASD
  • 1. Common characteristics
  • 2. Possible indicators
  • 3. Other characteristics
  • E. History: Autistic Disorder
  • F. History: Asperger’s disorder


Hour Two
  • A. Research: ASD and the brain
  • 1. Brain structures implicated in autism
  • 2. Genetics
  • 3. Vaccines
  • 4. Environmental factors
  • 5. Causes
  • B. ASD and other problems
  • 1. Sensory problems
  • 2. mental retardation
  • 3. Seizures
  • 4. Tuberous sclerosis
  • C. ASD Diagnostic criteria
  • 1. DSM-IV-TR
  • a. Autistic disorder
  • b. Asperger’s Disorder
  • c. Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified (NOS)
  • d. Rett’s Disorder
  • e. Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
  • D. Identifying and managing ASDs
  • 1. Professional involvement
  • 2. Early intervention
  • 3. Lifelong disability
  • 4. Collaboration


Hour Three
  • B. Screening and diagnostic evaluation
  • 1. Assessment
  • 2. Screening
  • a. M-CHAT
  • 3. Screening: Asperger’s
  • C. Treatment options
  • 3. Treatment options
  • 4. Treatment program
  • a. Early intervention
  • b. Three years and older
  • c. School age
  • d. Adults
  • e. Aged
  • D. Medications
  • E. Myths and facts
  • F. Frequently asked questions
  • G. Summary: Best practices
  • Online Final Exam


Instructor

Sandi Flores, RN

Sandra Flores, RN is a respected educator, consultant, and published author for the Assisted Living industry. Sandi is past president of the American Assisted Living Nurses Association representing the organization in Washington, DC as a board member of the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living. She serves as a consultant on resident care with over 3000 beds under clinical management. She also provides expert witness for legal review to industry providers. As an educator, Sandi has instructed more than twenty thousand residential care administrators and caregivers throughout the western United States. Sandi also co-authors a monthly column in the magazine Geriatric Nursing.

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