Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Early Childhood

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Description

Recent advances in clinical research have made it possible to diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorders very early in life. These assessments often take place in school settings, made possible by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

In this interview, Mrs. Paula Leifer, LCSW, long-time school social worker and consultant discusses this assessment process.

Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses.

This CE course is designated as beginner level.

No known conflicts of interest to disclose.

Interview published 2/22

This course includes a written transcript along with the audio file.

Syllabus

  • Print Version / Test Preview
  • Audio Interview with Paula Leifer, LCSW on Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Early Childhood
  • Transcript of Interview with Paula Leifer, LCSW on Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Early Childhood
  • References and Citations
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

Author Bio

Paula Leifer, LCSW

School Social Work Employment
  • Bridgescape Academy/ Pathways Humboldt (Nov. 2017-June 2020)
  • Concept Charter School (Horizon Science Academy-2014-15)
  • Chicago Public Schools/ December 1988-June 2014 (retirement)
Related experience:
  • Participated on an ad hoc basis as a member of the CPS citywide crisis intervention team
  • Edited The Social Work Forum, defunct newsletter of the social work department
  • Collaborated with school counselors to develop Mather peer mentor program
  • Supervised school social work interns for 6 years
  • Participated for five summers on CPS team responsible for tuition placement in specialized private settings

CE Approvals

At Health is an APA-Approved Sponsor At Health, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. At Health, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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NAADAC_logoAthealth.com is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Provider #148460.

At Health is an Approved Sponsor of the Texas State Board of ExaminersAt Health, LLC is an approved provider of the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, provider #7566.

At Health, LLC, Provider #1707, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credits. At Health, LLC, maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 6/3/2020-6/3/2023.

It is At Health's understanding that these programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social work in Arkansas.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.

It is At Health's understanding that these programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, master's level psychologists, licensed clinical psychotherapists, and alcohol and other drug abuse counselors in Kansas.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.

It is At Health's understanding that these programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice and for social work in Nebraska.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.

It is At Health's understanding that these programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for psychologists, pastoral psychotherapists, clinical social workers, clinical mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and alcohol and drug abuse counselors in New Hampshire.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.

It is At Health's understanding that  these programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marital and family therapists, and clinical pastoral therapists in Tennessee.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.

Other jurisdictions may accept trainings offered by At Health, LLC for your continuing education requirements. Restrictions may apply. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.”

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Page last modified or reviewed by athealth.com on Sep 27, 2022.

Learning Objectives

Based on the content of this course, I can:

  • Discuss the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  • Explain the complexities of diagnosing autism in very young children
  • Summarize the importance of the socio-cultural background of the child's family
  • Define the term 'Spectrum Disorder'

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