A Comprehensive Developmental Approach to the Assessment & Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders

3 User Reviews

CE Credit: 3

Length: 3 hours

Exam Items: 5

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) impact multiple areas of functioning, demanding a multidisciplinary approach to conceptualization, diagnosis, and intervention. With the prevalence of ASD on the rise, clinicians need to learn about the nature and course of ASD and how specific disciplines can contribute to identification and care. This workshop will help practitioners identify, assess, and diagnose symptoms of ASD from infancy through early development using a comprehensive developmental approach to evaluation, focusing on state of the art measures and standards of best practice in the field. Original webcast date: Jan. 25, 2013.

Learning Objective 1
Recognize the key features of autism spectrum disorders.

Learning Objective 2
Describe differences between the existing Pervasive Developmental Disorders.

Learning Objective 3
Discuss common diagnostic differentials and overlapping symptomatology between ASD and related disorders.

Presenter: Celine Saulnier, PhD
Dr. Celine Saulnier is the Clinical Director for Research at the Marcus Autism Center and Assistant Professor at Emory University School of Medicine. She obtained her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Connecticut, after which she joined the faculty at the Yale Child Study Center where she was both the Training Director and Clinical Director for the Autism Program. In 2011, Dr. Saulnier was recruited to Marcus, which was recently designated an NIH Autism Center of Excellence. Her research focuses on adaptive behavior in ASD, and she co-authored the book, Essentials of Autism Spectrum Disorders Evaluation and Assessment.

Supplementary Materials

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3 User Reviews

"This was close to the best CE hours I have experienced over the last year.The presenter was interesting as well as well organized.My interest in autism is not in treatment so the subject was on target for me.Facts about incidence, types and male-female ratio was especially helpful. Of course the draw back was that I could not see the videos in the podcast format but even this was not that much of a problem.I would recommend this to any psychologist interested in autism or Asperger's disorder. "
— Thomas L.

"Well worth the time. Well organized, interesting, useful"
— Anonymous

"Excellent presentation. It would have been nice to be able to view the videos while watching the online training. "
— Anonymous