Occupational Therapy: Sensory Processing Differences in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
49.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course:
The purpose of this intermediate-level course is to provide an overview of 1) research on sensory processing in ASD; 2) assessments of sensory processing; and 3) review of the evidence related to sensory integration, sensory-based interventions, and comprehensive interventions that incorporate sensory processing knowledge. The content of this course is considered ‘intermediate’; that is, the learner should have a basic knowledge of ASD, children’s occupations, and an understanding of pediatric intervention approaches. The target audience for this practice-specific course includes occupational therapists who work with children with ASD, and can include those working across differing settings including home and/or school. We will use a case example throughout the course to exemplify the many aspects of sensory processing, including how sensory processing impacts childhood occupations, how assessment findings may be used for intervention planning, and specific intervention approaches to positively impact child participation. Upon fulfilling the course objectives, practitioners will be prepared to discuss how specific behaviors are aligned with underlying sensory processing aversions and preferences among children with ASD. Practitioners will have a better understanding of different sensory processing tools, and how children’s sensory processing patterns impact their everyday participation in activities such as eating, sleeping, playing, and playing with friends. Additionally, practitioners will develop an understanding of how various intervention approaches that target children’s sensory processing can be planned and implemented in practice.

Learning Objectives:
  • Name the sensory processing patterns and prevalence of sensory processing differences among individuals with ASD.
  • Examine how sensory processing may relate to core features of ASD and impact participation in everyday activities in those with ASD.
  • Describe the assessment tools available to practitioners to measure sensory processing in ASD.
  • Evaluate the evidence related to various sensory-focused interventions, including sensory integration and comprehensive intervention approaches that incorporate sensory processing knowledge.
About the Author:
Lauren M. Little, PhD, OTR/L, has a clinical background in occupational therapy and a PhD in occupational science. Dr. Little’s clinical experience and program of research is focused on families of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). She has taught interdisciplinary courses related to behavioral interventions for children with ASD as well as pediatric practice and research courses in occupational therapy. Dr. Little has a number of publications about sensory processing measurement and intervention for children with ASD and other developmental conditions, and her work was awarded the Cordelia Myers American Journal of Occupational Therapy Best Article award in 2015.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 5-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete:
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 75 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer:
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.
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Sensory Processing Differences in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

49.95
About the Course:
The purpose of this intermediate-level course is to provide an overview of 1) research on sensory processing in ASD; 2) assessments of sensory processing; and 3) review of the evidence related to sensory integration, sensory-based interventions, and comprehensive interventions that incorporate sensory processing knowledge. The content of this course is considered ‘intermediate’; that is, the learner should have a basic knowledge of ASD, children’s occupations, and an understanding of pediatric intervention approaches. The target audience for this practice-specific course includes occupational therapists who work with children with ASD, and can include those working across differing settings including home and/or school. We will use a case example throughout the course to exemplify the many aspects of sensory processing, including how sensory processing impacts childhood occupations, how assessment findings may be used for intervention planning, and specific intervention approaches to positively impact child participation. Upon fulfilling the course objectives, practitioners will be prepared to discuss how specific behaviors are aligned with underlying sensory processing aversions and preferences among children with ASD. Practitioners will have a better understanding of different sensory processing tools, and how children’s sensory processing patterns impact their everyday participation in activities such as eating, sleeping, playing, and playing with friends. Additionally, practitioners will develop an understanding of how various intervention approaches that target children’s sensory processing can be planned and implemented in practice.

Learning Objectives:
  • Name the sensory processing patterns and prevalence of sensory processing differences among individuals with ASD.
  • Examine how sensory processing may relate to core features of ASD and impact participation in everyday activities in those with ASD.
  • Describe the assessment tools available to practitioners to measure sensory processing in ASD.
  • Evaluate the evidence related to various sensory-focused interventions, including sensory integration and comprehensive intervention approaches that incorporate sensory processing knowledge.
About the Author:
Lauren M. Little, PhD, OTR/L, has a clinical background in occupational therapy and a PhD in occupational science. Dr. Little’s clinical experience and program of research is focused on families of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). She has taught interdisciplinary courses related to behavioral interventions for children with ASD as well as pediatric practice and research courses in occupational therapy. Dr. Little has a number of publications about sensory processing measurement and intervention for children with ASD and other developmental conditions, and her work was awarded the Cordelia Myers American Journal of Occupational Therapy Best Article award in 2015.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 5-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete:
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 75 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer:
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.