Evidence Based Practices and Alternative Treatments for Infants and Toddlers with Autism

Course Number
OLOnDemandEBPsDrPoe2hrsWVBTT
Overview
This course will provide an overview of evidence-based practices and alternative treatments for infants and toddlers with autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Poe will discuss the importance of using evidence based practices and avoiding practices that lack scientific support or have been found to be dangerous. Dr. Poe will also discuss how early intervention teams can access resources and become knowledgeable about evidence-based and promising practices. Lastly, Dr. Poe will discuss how to assist families in making informed decisions about treatments for their children with an emphasis on helping them choose evidence-based and promising practices.
Objective

WV EARLY CHILDHOOD CORE KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCIES
     3.2.d. Considers children’s strengths and needs across all developmental domains

     3.2.e. Reviews and considers information provided by the family and other sources to inform and individualize interactions

     3.4.d. Works with families to develop goals and plans based on assessment results

     4.5.b. Uses curriculum:

  • As a flexible framework for planning how to meet children’s learning and developmental goals
  • To promote social interaction, child-directed learning, play, and creative expression
  • To plan engaging experiences to help children achieve curriculum goals

     4.5.c. Implements curriculum in ways that are responsive to families’ home culture, values, and language

     4.5.d. Offers opportunities for families to actively participate in curriculum planning and implementation

WV INFANT/TODDLER MENTAL HEALTH COMPETENCIES
     Theoretical Foundations - infant/very young child development and behavior
     Direct Service Skills - life skills
Course Hours
2.00
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