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||What is Early Intervention? Treatments and Therapies Before or After a Diagnosis
||Wednesday, August 20, 2014
||7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CT; 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM MT; 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PT)
Many children who may be able to be diagnosed at a later date with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) might exhibit signs or diagnostic characteristics of ASD within their first 2 years of life. Important conditions to rule out before making a diagnosis of ASD will be discussed. Treatments and therapies, which may be instituted before a diagnosis is made and which may even be helpful before a diagnosis is made, will be covered. Discover the description and importance of early intervention.
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Course delivery format: Online - Webinar
This presentation will introduce attendees to early intervention, define autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and provide guidelines for early identification of ASD and differential diagnosis from other early developmental disorders.
Upon completion, participants will be able to do the following:
1. State the eligibility criteria for early intervention (EI) and describe how EI services are delivered
2. State the diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorders and list behavior indicative of the diagnosis
3. List behavioral differences between ASD and other developmental disorders that allow for differential diagnosis
Rhea Paul, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a Professor and Founding Director of the Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT, an Affiliate at Haskins Laboratories, and Professor Emerita at Southern Connecticut State University. Dr. Paul received her B.A. from Brandeis University, her Master's degree in Reading and Learning Disabilities from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and her PhD in Communication Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Paul is author of over 90 referred journal articles, 40 book chapters and 8 books. Dr. Paul has been Principal Investigator on research projects on language disorders and autism funded by the National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders, the National Institute of Child Health and Development, the National Alliance for Autism Research, the Meyer Memorial Trust, and the Oregon Medical Foundation. Dr. Paul has been a Professor and Principal Investigator at the Yale Autism Center of Excellence, and received Faculty Scholar awards from Portland State University and Southern Connecticut Sate University. In 1996 she received the Editor's Award from the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, and was awarded in the inagural Ritvo/Slifkla Award for Innovative Clinical Research by the International Society for Autism Research in 2010. Dr. Paul has been a Fellow of the American -Speech-Language Hearing Association since 1991, and is currently Editor for Language at the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.
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