Is it Autism? Recognizing Toddlers and Preschoolers with Red Flags for ASD
ASHA course # 2010, Provider Code AAYF
This course focused on identifying diagnostic markers required for an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis using the official DSM-5 criteria and recognizing co-existing conditions that can lead to late diagnosis in very young children.
- Separate “late talkers” from children with red flags for autism and other global developmental delays/disorders using criteria firmly grounded in evidence-based practice
- Definitively determine which toddlers should be referred for further evaluation for autism using criteria based on evidence-based practice observable during assessment and early therapy sessions
- Reliably identify the diagnostic criteria for ASD from the DSM-5 in your youngest clients with video examples so you’ll know what to look for with your own caseload
- Explain core deficits of autism to parents
- Identify co-occurring conditions and diagnoses which may prevent or delay an autism diagnosis in toddlers
Introduction – FACTS about ASD (0 – 50 minutes)
- Autism Defined
- Common Myths About Autism
- Problems Recognizing Autism in Toddlers and Preschoolers
- Statistics about Autism from the CDC
- Risk Factors to Review with Families
Recognizing Autism Using EBP (50 minutes – 1 hour, 25 minutes)
- Screening Criteria for Separating Young Children with ASD from Children with Other Developmental Delays/Disorders
Review of DSM-5 Official Criteria for ASD (1 hour, 25 minutes – 4 hours, 37 minutes)
- Deficits in social communication and social interaction – Review of criteria & discussion of real life examples
- Restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities – Review of criteria & discussion of real life examples
- Explaining Severity Levels
- Social Communication Disorder
- Conditions that Co-Exist with Autism
- Additional Resources for Identifying Autism
Course Director Laura Mize, M. S., CCC-SLP, is a pediatric speech-language pathologist specializing in young children ages birth to four with communication delays and disorders in her private practice in Stanford, Kentucky. She earned a B.S. from Mississippi University for Women and an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from The University of Southern Mississippi. Laura holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA. She authors the website teachmetotalk.com, hosts her popular YouTube channel, and publishes a weekly audio and video podcast Teach Me To Talk: The Podcast. Laura produced a series of training DVDs for parents and professionals who work with children with developmental speech-language delays and disorders. Her best-selling DVDs and therapy manuals are used by pediatric therapists and speech-language pathologists in private practice, early intervention programs, grad schools, preschool programs, and continuing education conferences throughout the USA, Canada, South Africa, The Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Israel, Australia, India, Zambia, Greece, and the UK.
Financial – Laura Mize owns teachmetotalk.com and The Laura Mize Group and therefore receives a salary, compensation for speaking, and royalties from teachmetotalk.com product sales and also receives revenue from the YouTube Partners Program.
Nonfinancial – Laura Mize has no other financial or nonfinancial relationships with any author, publisher, or SLP whose work she recommends in this course. This course is offered for .45 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).
ASHA credit available after 12/17/20. Please make sure the date included on your participant form is after this date.
Unfortunately, pictures and jpeg images are not accepted by ASHA so we will no longer be accepting pictures of forms or jpeg images of the ASHA CE participant form. Please scan the form as a pdf. You will receive a certificate of completion so that you can track your own credit and record that as necessary. We are not responsible for notifying you that your form did not meet ASHA’s standards.
Satisfactory Course Completion Requirements
Participants must have watched the DVDs and completed additional information online required to award a Certificate of Completion which includes completion of the Self Assessment of Learning Outcomes, a Program Evaluation, Request for Certificate, and an ASHA CEU participant form or your ASHA number for filing ASHA CEUs (if applicable). Once all required sections are completed and submitted, you will receive access to generate your certificate which will be emailed to you upon final review of your submission. No credit will be awarded without completion of this entire process. ASHA CEU information is submitted monthly and will appear on your ASHA CEU Registry shortly thereafter, but sometimes it takes up to 45 days from the end of the month when you took the course. Partial credit is not available.
For Other Professionals: Upon completion of the forms, a Certificate of Completion will be provided so that you may file for continuing education with your own organization or licensing agency.
For Non-Professionals and Parents: All course content is offered at an Introductory, Professional Level and may not be suitable for all parents or non-professionals. If you’d like a Certificate of Completion, you may also register for credit.
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