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Incorporating Movement Activities to Improve Joint Attention and Executive Function for Preschoolers with ASD, presented in Partnership with Thieme Publishers

Course: #9096Level: Advanced 1 Hour 3269 Reviews

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)

Course created on February 4, 2020

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Course Type: Video

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Advanced, Professional; IACET/0.1; IBCCES/1.0; Kansas LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter 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.
  • checkmarkAfter 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.
  • checkmarkAfter 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


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Kelly Vess received an honorarium for this presentation. She authored a book on child speech/language for which she receives royalties and which may be cited in this presentation. Nonfinancial: No relevant relationships to disclose.

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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Continued, LLC, DBA SpeechPathology.com, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.

International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards

International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards

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Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

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