This is Part 2 of a four-part series, Incorporating Movement to Comprehensively Treat Preschoolers with ASD. This course examines the impact of poor balance, proprioception, and postural control, weak muscle tone, and restrictive-repetitive behaviors on intentional movement development for preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Participants will be empowered to both identify deficits and describe evidence-based intervention strategies that address these motor challenges in order to improve social, cognitive, and linguistic outcomes for preschoolers with ASD. This course is presented in partnership with Thieme Publishers. (Part 1 - Course 9096, Part 3 - Course 9115, Part 4 - Course 9116)
Course created on February 11, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how motor, balance, postural control, and proprioception challenges impact preschoolers with ASD.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to identify hypotonia (weakness) in the core and its impact on proximal and distal movements in the body, and identify evidence-based strategies to improve postural tone in therapy.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the impact of repetitive, restrictive behaviors (RRBs) on children with ASD and identify skills that replace RRBs with intentional movements.
|5-10 Minutes||Research Review|
|10-15 Minutes||Restrictive Repetitive Behaviors (RRBs): Clinical Implications|
|15-20 Minutes||Identifying sensory and motor deficits in a preschooler with ASD|
|20-25 Minutes||Motor challenges in a preschooler with ASD|
|25-30 Minutes||Evidence-based strategies to comprehensively treat a preschooler with ASD|
|30-35 Minutes||Balance: Clinical implications|
|35-40 Minutes||Terminology review of physical and occupational therapy fields|
|40-45 Minutes||Motor challenges in a preschooler with hypotonia|
|45-50 Minutes||Identifying evidence-based strategies to comprehensively treat a preschooler with ASD|
|50-55 Minutes||Activity Review|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
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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