Update on Autism
The goal of this course is to help healthcare professionals learn about autism symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and more.

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Author:Anita Rothera RNC, BS, CDE
Course No:A030112
Contact Hours:2.00
Method:Online Self Study
Course Expiration:12/31/2014  NOTE: The course must be completed by the expiration date to receive credit
Categories:Community & Home Health
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Pediatric Medicine

NOTE: The course expired on 12/31/2014.
  

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Course Objectives
  • State the age that autism spectrum disorders typically appear.
  • Discuss the prevalence of autism.
  • Discuss whether autism is a psychiatric or a neurological disorder.
  • Name two common treatments for autism.
  • Discuss Dr. Leo Kanner and Dr. Hans Asperger’s works.
  • List two characteristic traits of classical autism.
  • Describe problems with social relationships and emotional communication people with autism might have.

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