Autism Spectrum Disorders: Present and Future by Donna D. Wittert, RN, MSN, APN/CNP; Megan Atthowe, APRN, MSN, BC, BCABA; Robin Brewer, EdD; and Oren Shtayermman, MSW, PhD
After studying the information presented here, participants will be able to differentiate among four autism spectrum disorders and their prevalence, name three essential aspects of the management of autism spectrum disorders and list four interventions appropriate for patients with autism spectrum disorders.
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ASD: Treatments and Therapies Aug. 21, 2014 • 7 p.m. EDT by Phillip C. DeMio, MD
What are the common treatments and therapies in use regarding autism spectrum disorder? This webinar will discuss a multimodal, including conventional medical, approach to treating ASD. Become informed about some of the common therapies for ASD and why they are advocated.
Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders by Oren Shtayermman, PhD, MSW
What is ASD? Nomenclature for a diagnosis of autism or related disorder has changed over time. What is the spectrum of autism? What are some common characteristics to look for when considering assessment for autism? This webinar will inform the nurse of assessment data and diagnostic criteria as per the DSM when considering an autism spectrum disorder.
ASD: Review of Research and Evidence Related to Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapies by Susan Taylor, PhD
The existence of complementary and alternative medicine therapies is widely known. It can be helpful for the healthcare community to know about the therapies that patients and their families may be utilizing. What are some complementary and alternative medicine interventions in use for ASD today? What does the research and evidence say regarding some CAM therapies?
What is Early Intervention? Treatments and Therapies Before or After a Diagnosis by Rhea Paul, PhD, CCC-SLP
Many children who may be able to be diagnosed at a later date with an autism spectrum disorder 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.
How nurses can advocate for their patients
“Advocating for patients is within mission,” according to Susan Perkins, MSN, a nurse practice consultant who teaches in the nursing program at the University of Phoenix® Main Campus. She stresses that nurses should ask patients open questions to help determine their specific needs, and then go to bat for them when necessary.
How to avoid burnout in the helping professions
“People who work in helping professions prone to professional burnout,” says Katherine Martinez, a licensed marriage and family therapist and an instructor in the marriage, family and child therapy program at the University of Phoenix® Central Valley Campus in California.
The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health
In 2008, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the IOM launched a two-year initiative to respond to the need to assess and transform the nursing profession. The IOM appointed the Committee on the RWJF Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the IOM, with the purpose of producing a report that would make recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.