Contact Hours3.5 Hours
Sensory processing deficits in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can adversely affect academic performance and daily functioning and up to 95% of parents of children with ASD report some kind of atypical sensory behavior. This course will review the eight sensory systems and the sensory processing deficits that can occur in each system as well as sensory integration treatment techniques that can be used by clinicians and parents alike to ensure carryover. This course will also discuss the differences between a temper tantrum and a sensory meltdown as well as the differences between typical sensory seeking behaviors and stimming. Additionally, transitional problem-solving strategies that are helpful for children with autism will be discussed.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Recognize the sensory processing deficits that can occur in children with autism across the 8 sensory systems and explain sensory integration treatment strategies for each system.
- List suggestions/resources to educate parents in how to ensure implementation of treatment strategies at home.
- Explain the distinction between a temper tantrum and a sensory meltdown, as well as typical sensory seeking behaviors and stimming that will assist the clinician in a better understanding of how to support the child with autism.
- Apply different methods to successfully transition an autistic child between activities based on their developmental level
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Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to respond to polling questions asked throughout the webinar.