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18-Credit/Hour Continuing Education Program
18-Credit/Hour Continuing Education Program

Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (Second Edition) - CE Program (BOOK & TEST) - 18 Credits/Hours

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A 18-credit/hour, 150-question CE program based on the Guilford Press title:

This program will help the participant demonstrate how to craft a scientifically grounded profile of each child’s strengths and difficulties, make a formal diagnosis of ASD, and use assessment data to guide individualized intervention in clinical and school settings. State-of-the-art instruments and approaches for evaluating areas of impairment in ASD and co-occurring behavioral disorders are discussed. Different ages are highlighted, with a primary focus on children. Several chapters address assessment of adolescents and adults.

Target Audience
Psychologists | School Psychologists | Marriage & Family Therapists | Mental Health Counselors | Social Workers

Learning Level
Intermediate

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the evolution of research that has gone into recognizing ASD as a disorder.
  • Identify the progress in developing and the limitations of testing instruments that are used in diagnosing ASD.
  • Compare the DSM’s past criteria for a diagnosis of ASD with the most current criteria.
  • Discuss the age parameters within which a diagnosis of ASD can be safely made.
  • Compare behavioral expectations for normal childhood development with those found in children suspected as having ASD.
  • Discuss the age-related differences in arriving at a diagnosis of ASD.
  • Identify the social behavioral issues involved in diagnosing ASD.
  • Demonstrate how to assess language and communication skills in children suspected as having ASD.
  • Explain the rationale for assessing intellectual functioning in suspected ASD cases and how the information can be used in treatment planning.
  • Explain the value of assessing neurological functioning in developing a treatment plan in people suspected as having ASD.
  • Identify the disorders that frequently occur comorbidly in people with ASD.
  • Describe the tests that are considered to be a “gold standard” for psychiatric diagnosis.
  • Discuss ways in which school settings can be invaluable resources for identifying children who may have ASD.
  • Identify ways to proceed from assessment to intervention in those students diagnosed as having ASD.
  • Compare prevailing misbeliefs about ASD with scientifically-validated assessment and treatment programs.

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