Program Overview and Objectives
This workshop provides information on ASD with regards to current research, symptomatology and evidenced-based practices. The importance of identification and diagnosis, current screening tools, and characteristics of ASD is highlighted, given the
evidence base for the efficacy of integrating the use of visual supports to address differences in learning styles for students with ASD. Methods of classroom intervention strategies are discussed in reference to the educator and school personnel’s role in teaching new skills and supporting generalization of knowledge to the home and community settings. This workshop is an introductory course on diagnosis and comorbid
symptomatology, range of presentation regarding level of functioning, and classroom interventions related to levels of support.
Upon completion of this knowledge-based program, participants should be better able to:
• Explore current research related to risk factors, medical correlates, and developmental progression of ASD.
• Recognize the importance of identification and referral for concerns.
• Describe about specific screeners for ASD.
• Discuss principles of intervention methods and how selection is most effectively made.
• Improve communication skills with parents about ASD referrals, diagnosis, and treatment.
• Identify key referral sources and local agencies that support families and serve school-age children with ASD.
3.0 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Contact Hours
$20— SNANC Members