This new 3-hour online continuing education course, Autism Spectrum Disorders in Schools: Evidence-Based Screening & Assessment, is now ASHA-approved and available for credit by Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.
Abstract: Epidemiological studies indicate a progressively rising prevalence trend for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) over the past decade. Yet, compared with general population estimates, children with mild to moderate autistic behaviors remain an underidentified and underserved population in our schools. School professionals should be prepared to recognize the presence of risk factors and/or early warning signs of ASD and be familiar with screening and assessment tools in order to ensure that students with ASD are being identified and provided with the appropriate programs and services. The objective of this course is to summarize the empirically-based screening and assessment methodology in ASD and to describe a comprehensive developmental approach for assessing students with ASD. Course #30-53 | 2011 | 43 pages | 40 posttest questions
- List the characteristics of the most prevalent types of ASD in schools
- Distinguish between DSM diagnosis and IDEA classification schemes
- Identify the differences between a dimensional and categorical perspective of ASD
- Differentiate among screening, assessment, and diagnosis
- Identify a multi-step assessment strategy to screen students with ASD
- List the components of a comprehensive developmental assessment for ASD
- Identify evidence-based assessment tools available to school practitioners
- Name coexisting conditions commonly found in students with ASD
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This course is offered for .3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
ASHA credit expires 2/19/2014. ASHA CEUs are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the quarterly completion report from the ASHA Approved CE Provider. Please note that the date that appears on ASHA transcripts is the last day of the quarter in which the course was completed.