Behavioral and Daily Challenges with Children with Autism


Course Description

Autism spectrum disorders affect one out of every fifty-four boys in the US and are becoming more common according to current statistics. Children with autism may face challenges on a daily basis across various areas of daily living. Communication deficits, difficulties with processing sensory input, challenges with skills in daily living may all contribute to the formation of behaviors.  It is important to consider behavior as a form of communication. The ways in which a child may verbalize or demonstrate difficulty with transitions are explored in this course. Autism itself does not cause behavior; rather the child's response to various stimuli is demonstrated by the behaviors he exhibits.

Knowing how to determine the cause of a child's behavior can un-lock potential for intervention and strategy formation to better assist students with autism. This course explores the use of strategies and supports that a child can employ to ease transition, improve task initiation and completion, and better improve overall function. Numerous strategies that have significantly improved participation and overall behavior during ADLs of children with autism are discussed and assessment tools and observation techniques discussed.

This Seminar-On-Demand is 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).

Contact Hours: 2
Video Course Format: Video
Target Audience: OT/COTA, SLP
Instructional Level: Intermediate