Courses

Autism Spectrum Disorder - Symptoms, Treatments, and Management (NA1710)


Author(s): Patsy Barnes RN


Pre-Approved for: ACM, CA BRN, CCM, CDMS, CLCP, CNLCP, COHN/COHN-S, CRC, CVRP, Delaware BON, Florida BON, RNs, RRP


Credit Hours: 6


Course Description

This course will review Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as the diagnosis and treatment options, both conventional and CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine). We will discuss difficult behaviors involved in ASD and recommendations for managing these behaviors.


Course Format

Online

Course Objectives

  1. Define the diseases of Autism Spectrum Disorder and common symptoms

  2. Describe methods of diagnosis for children as well as adults with ASD

  3. Compare and contrast traditional treatments and CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) treatments for autism

  4. List common behaviors in ASD and methods of managing with aggressive behaviors

  5. Detail programs for patients with ASD and means of funding for such programs

  6. Review the current research ongoing in ASD

  7. Present the protections of the ADA law and autism and accommodations necessary

Course Overview

This course will review the disease of Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as the diagnosis and treatment options, both conventional and CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine). There is a presentation of the difficult behaviors involved in ASD and recommendations for managing these behaviors, as well as the accommodations in accordance with the ADA law and Autism.

  1. Section 1. Overview of ASD, diagnosis, risk factors, and treatments

  2. Section 2. Challenging behaviors and methods to manage with those behaviors

  3. Section 3. Research in ASD - past and present

  4. Section 4. The ADA law as it applies to ASD and accommodations necessary for ASD

Customer Testimonial

Good course, helpful info for counseling and patient care.
Timothy J.