Is It Autism? Recognizing Toddlers with Red Flags for ASD-Part 1
Is It Autism? Recognizing Toddlers with Red Flags for Autism Spectrum Disorder focuses on screening and diagnostic information for toddlers and preschoolers (as opposed to older populations) helping you become more confident in your ability to accurately identify the signs and symptoms of autism in your youngest clients. (3 hours).
Whenever I ask therapists to list their needs for future workshop topics, overwhelmingly the #1 answer I receive is AUTISM!
Do you struggle to decide if your youngest clients are late talkers, are a little “quirky,” or if they truly meet the guidelines for an ASD diagnosis?
Gain the skills and confidence you need to reliably identify the signs and symptoms of autism in toddlers and young preschoolers using the official DSM-5 criteria. Recognize the co-existing conditions that often lead to late diagnosis or misdiagnosis of autism in very young children.
Even when you’re not responsible for giving an official diagnosis, you can be assured that you’ll be equipped to help parents understand what’s going on with a toddler with delays. More importantly, you’ll be able to provide the best, evidence-based intervention for your youngest clients who are clearly at risk. You’ll learn strategies to address the core deficits of autism that can be incorporated into initial treatment plans of toddlers and young preschoolers enrolled in speech therapy and early intervention programs.
Counseling and coaching parents who are just beginning to recognize that their child has a developmental problem can be challenging, intimidating, and even scary for therapists who don’t feel that they have the expertise to answer a parent’s tough questions. After this course, you’ll be better equipped with the information you need to navigate these important, real-life discussions.
This course is offered in two parts and may be purchased separately or together.
Part One – Is It Autism? Recognizing Toddlers with Red Flags for Autism Spectrum Disorder focuses on screening and diagnostic information for toddlers and preschoolers (as opposed to older populations) helping you become more confident in your ability to accurately identify the signs and symptoms of autism in your youngest clients. (3 hours)
Part One Course Objectives:
- 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 (and which ones shouldn’t!) using a list of behaviors that are easily observable during the assessment and early therapy sessions
- Reliably identify the diagnostic criteria for ASD 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 using easy-to-understand descriptions
- Identify co-occurring conditions and diagnoses which may prevent or delay an autism diagnosis in toddlers
This course will be offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Price includes DVDs, course manuals, and required CE paperwork for ONE participant.
**Additional participants may be added for $50 each. Please select ADD CE PARTICIPANT during checkout and enter the additional participants’ names as instructed.**
How DVD Courses Work for CE Credit for Therapists
This course is offered on DVD and may be ordered separately as Part One or Part Two or purchased as the combined set. In order to receive continuing education credit for your professional license or state and national certification, complete the set of forms included in your packet, return them to us by mail or email, and then we’ll send you a certificate of completion. For SLPs – because we’re an approved ASHA CE Provider, we will file ASHA credit for you when you complete the ASHA CE Participant form included in your packet.
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