Is It Autism?
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about symptoms and characteristic traits, risk factors, diagnosis and common age of diagnosis, treatment options, and prevalence of autism.

Course Publication Date: April 16, 2018

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:A041218
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Pediatric Medicine

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Learning Objectives
  • List two characteristic traits of classical autism.
  • Discuss Dr. Leo Kanner and Dr. Hans Asperger’s works.
  • Name three risk factors that might influence a child being born with autism.
  • 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.
  • Describe problems with social relationships and emotional communication people with autism might have.


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