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Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Early Childhood

Clock Hours: 1

By the time you complete this course, you should be able to: • Become familiar with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. • Appreciate the complexities of diagnosing autism in very young children. • Recognize the importance of appreciating the socio-cultural background of the child's family. • Understand the meaning of the term Spectrum Disorder.

Recent advances in clinical research have made it possible to diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorders as early as the second year of life. These assessments often take place in school settings, made possible by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. In this interview, Mrs. Paula Leifer, long-time school social worker and consultant discusses this assessment process. Keywords: Autism, developmental delay, early childhood, infant, toddler, IDEA

Approval Bodies

  • Association of Social Work Boards Approved Continuing Education (ACE)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • Florida Board of Psychology
  • Florida Dept. of Health (Board of Social Work, Marriage & Family, Mental Health Counseling)
  • NAADAC, National Association for Addiction Professionals
  • National Board for Certified Counselors
  • Pennsylvania Certification Board
  • Professional Development

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