Autism Spectrum Disorders Course for Dietitian/Nutritionist CE is organized by ContinuingEducation.com - OnCourse Learning Corporation. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 1.00 CPEU.
Course Originally Released on: 10/21/1996
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/14/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 11/14/2019
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians, EMTs and paramedics, health educators and social workers.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which provides multisite surveillance of the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder, reports that the average prevalence of ASD among those identified in school districts was about 1 per 68, with boys (1 in 42) being identified 4.5 times more commonly than girls (1 in 189). Healthcare professionals of various disciplines working in schools, pediatrics, psychiatry, and outpatient, inpatient, and prehospital settings may encounter individuals with a pervasive developmental disorder also known as ASD. Healthcare professionals who are knowledgeable about ASD, diagnostic and treatment approaches, and the clinician’s role can provide support for both the individuals and their families.
The goal of this continuing education program is to update nurses’, dietitians’, EMTs’ and paramedics’, health educators’, and social workers’ knowledge of the identification, classification, management, and clinical interventions for patients with autism spectrum disorder. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
• Differentiate among levels of autism spectrum disorder and their prevalence
• Name three essential aspects of the management of autism spectrum disorder
• List four interventions appropriate for patients with autism spectrum disorder
Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.