This is Part 1 of a four-part series, Incorporating Movement to Comprehensively Treat Preschoolers with ASD. This course will describe how to comprehensively treat preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by addressing comorbid motor impairments. Participants will learn how to incorporate task-oriented fine and gross motor movement activities to increase joint attention and executive function skills to improve lifelong outcomes. This course is presented in partnership with Thieme Publishers. (Part 2 - Course 9103, Part 3 - Course 9115, Part 4 - 9116)
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the latest research on cerebellar functional and structural abnormalities in children with autism, and how to effectively target the cerebellum through movement activities.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify components of executive function from ideation to task completion level, and describe how to target executive function through movement activities.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe task-oriented movement activities versus process-oriented movement activities, and how to implement task-oriented activities to maximize psychomotor gains.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction: Impact of Motor Deficits on Development|
|5-10 Minutes||Background: Research Review|
|10-15 Minutes||Cerebellum's Role in ASD deficits: Joint Attention|
|15-20 Minutes||Symptoms of Cerebellar Damage|
|20-30 Minutes||Task-Oriented Movement Activities versus Process-Oriented Movement Activities|
|30-40 Minutes||Executive Function: Processes Involved in Achieving Executive Function|
|40-55 Minutes||Discussion of Authentic Tasks and Prescription of "Occupations"|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Kelly Vess, MA, CCC-SLP
Kelly Vess, MA, CCC-SLP, has over 16 years of experience specializing in preschool-age intervention at Barnes Early Childhood Center in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. She researches and develops evidence-based assessment and treatment practices that focus on optimizing therapeutic gains within realistic caseload and time demands.
Kelly Vess is also a clinical instructor for Wayne State and Eastern Michigan Universities. In collaboration with Wayne State University’s speech-language pathology program, she develops and directs evidence-based intervention programs for diverse populations of preschoolers.
Kelly Vess is the author of Speech Sound Disorders: Comprehensive Evaluation and Treatment with Thieme.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is offered in joint partnership with Thieme Publishers.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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