Assessment & Treatment of Children-Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (1 CE)
Course Level: Advanced
Course By: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW
Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.
Content By: This article has been published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry; developed by Fred Volkmar, MD, Matthew Siegel, MD, Marc Woodbury-Smith, MD, Bryan King, MD, James McCracken, MD, Matthew State, MD, PhD, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Committee on Quality Issues (CQI).
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Course Description: Autism spectrum disorder is characterized by patterns of delay and deviance in the development of social, communicative, and cognitive skills that arise in the first years of life. Autism spectrum disorder has a wide range of syndrome expression and its management presents particular challenges for clinicians. The multiple developmental and behavioral problems associated with this condition necessitate multidisciplinary care, coordination of services, and advocacy for individuals and their families. Early, sustained intervention and the use of multiple treatment modalities are indicated.
- Summarize the history, epidemiology, etiology, differential diagnosis, and comorbidities of autism spectrum disorder
- Evaluate assessment and treatment practice recommendations for autism spectrum disorder
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete an online multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete an online course evaluation.