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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Title:  What is Early Intervention? Treatments and Therapies Before or After a Diagnosis
Date: 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.

This is a CE event. Participants who attend this webinar and complete post-test and the evaluation survey will earn:


Social Workers:

1.0 Contact Hour

1.0 Continuing Education Clock Hour

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




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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.




: Nurses, Social Workers

Social Worker Practice Level:  Intermediate

Course Completion Requirements and Awarding Certificate: After listening to the webinar presentation, complete the course test online. With a score of 75% or better and completing the evaluation, you may immediately print your CE certificate of completion or save a pdf of it for your records. You may also request a copy to be sent to you by mail. If your score is less than the passing score of 75%, you may retake the test. In the event of loss, there is no charge for a replacement copy of a CE certificate.

Jurisdictional Requirements: Continuing education licensing requirements vary by jurisdiction, are not well defined, and may change. We recommend you contact your licensing board or accrediting organization for the latest continuing education requirements of your state or territory. 

Accommodations for Disabilities: Every effort will be made to accommodate your special needs. To request accommodation; please contact the CE office at (800) 866-0919.

Grievance Procedure: is committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with accreditation agencies and boards. will comply with all responsibilities to be nondiscriminatory in activities, program content, and in treatment of participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of the Executive Vice President,, Global Programming, and members of the continuing education division.

While attempts to assure fair treatment of all participants, we recognize grievances that may require intervention. Grievances are handled in the following manner:

When a participant, either orally or in written format, files a grievance, the Executive Vice President,, Global Programming, will evaluate the nature of the complaint. If it is meritorious, the Executive Vice President,, Global Programming, will instruct the staff to implement any necessary changes in the course. The complainant will receive a response from the Executive Vice President,, Global Programming, or designated staff within 5 working days.

You may file a complaint by telephone or email.

Telephone #: 800.866.0919.



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 must be attended in their entirety and the evaluation form must be completed to receive a certificate of completion.

The planners and presenter(s)/author(s) of this course have declared no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. guarantees the content of these educational activities are free from bias.

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After listening to the webinar presentation either live or via the recording, and succesfully pass the test and complete the evaluation form to receive your contact hour.  In the event of loss, there is no charge for a replacement copy of a CE certificate.



  ACCREDITATION is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. is also accredited by the Florida Board of Nursing (provider # FBN 50-1489) and the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider # CEP 13213)., provider #1203, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: February 15, 2010 to February 15, 2017. Social workers should contact thier regulatory board to determine course approval. is also accredited by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therpay and Mental Health Counseling (provider # FBN 50-1489)

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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