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- Motor Matters! Evidence-based Interventions for Children and Youth with Autism
April 7, 2018
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Autism is a whole-body disorder! While sensory problems have long been recognized, current research is now bringing prominence to the presence and impact of motor difficulties in children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Individuals with ASD often exhibit poor coordination, gross and fine motor delays, and present with differences in learning motor skills. These restrict their participation in recreational, social and leisure activities, negatively impacting physical activity levels and quality of life. In fact, individuals with ASD are 1.4 times more likely to be obese and lead more sedentary lifestyles. Physical and occupational therapists working in schools, clinics and homes can make a difference!
Motor Matters! will discuss the movement challenges faced by children and youth with ASD, and how an interdisciplinary collaborative approach can result in increased participation in meaningful activities in schools, homes, and communities. The presenter will break down the brain and motor learning differences in individuals with autism. With a focus on established evidence-based practices, participants will be involved in hands-on activities. They will explore tools to assess the motor needs of children and youth with ASD. They will learn to incorporate research-based interventions to improve functional motor outcomes. Case studies of children on both the higher and lower ends of the autism spectrum will highlight the application of the knowledge gained through this presentation into practice.
Finally, attendees will understand the perspective of a parent as it relates to experience with motor learning, inclusion and participation, as well as selection of goals and intervention strategies. As a parent of a son with autism, the presenter is acutely aware of the challenges families face in dealing with the chronic stress of having a child with a disability, and how collaboration with medical and educational teams can be very rewarding, though also frustrating at times. In addition to developing better empathy for families, attendees will learn to use collaboration tools to establish a family-centered care approach.
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This course is just the start of a shared learning experience with Apply EBP’s True Continuing Education Model! Every participant gets an exclusive membership to an online discussion group with the speaker, your co-participants, and other Apply EBP faculty members.
At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Describe motor skill characteristics and motor learning patterns of children with ASD
2. Assess the motor skills of children with ASD using standardized and non-standardized tools
3. Apply evidence-based practices in designing and implementing interventions to address the motor needs of children with ASD
4. Utilize communication tools to enhance connection and collaboration with parents of children with ASD
OTs, PTs, COTAs and PTAs, as well as other healthcare professionals and educators addressing the motor needs of children and youth with ASD
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Motor Deficits in Individuals with ASD
- Role of Physical Therapy
- School-based PT
- Home Care/Early Intervention PT
- Outpatient PT
- PT Assessment
- Clinical Reasoning
- Determining Need & Dosage of PT Services
- Establishing Goals
- Case Studies
- PT Interventions
- Motor Learning Principles for Children with ASD
- Implicit vs. Explicit Motor Learning Approach
- Evidence-based Practices for Interventions
- Clinical Reasoning
- Designing Interventions
- Carryover in the Home & the Community
- Case Studies
- Parent’s Perspective (lecture & group activity)
- Collaboration with Parents
- Communication Tools
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS
Apply EBP, LLC is an approved provider of CEUs for PTs, PTAs, OTs & COTAs in NY. CEUs will also be provided to OTs, PTs, PTAs & COTAs in Washington, DC and VA via GWU. If you would like to obtain CEUs for another state, please email email@example.com.
January Launch Special: $189 – save $50 by registering by January 31, 2018.
Early Bird: $209 – save $30 by registering between February 1 – 28, 2018
Full Price: $239 – available starting March 1-31, 2018
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Located in the heart of the nation's capital, The George Washington University (GW) Physical Therapy (PT) program is part of a nationally-ranked university on an urban campus affiliated with a Medical School, a School of Public Health, and a University Hospital. The GW PT program strives to create an environment for learning that supports the professional development of students, faculty, and clinicians and fosters well-respected practitioners through excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship. Through various opportunities, the program serves as a vehicle for students, faculty, and practitioners to continue to develop in their professional competence as a practitioner, teacher, researcher, consultant, advocate, manager, and leader. With proximity to the Washington DC VA Veterans Affairs Medical Center, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Medstar National Rehabilitation Network (MedStar NRH), and Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH), and other key organizations help make the GW experience unlike any other.