Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorders Seminar CME / CPD 

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:  Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 2A (ASD2A) Topics Include: Increases in the Prevalence of Autism, Disruptive Behaviors, Autism Mimics, and more.

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Course Topics

Autism and Gender/Inequities in Obstetric Care

Cite some possible reasons for the observed recent increase in the prevalence of autism; Diagnose autism spectrum disorder; Form a task force charged with adapting a health care environment to increase the accessibility and comfort level for patients with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities; Explain disparity and inequity as these concepts apply to health care; Use quantitative and qualitative data to plan quality improvement interventions.

Autism Spectrum Disorder / Impulsivity and Aggression

Address disruptive behaviors in a child with autism spectrum disorder; Recognize and treat excitation-inhibition imbalance in patients with autism spectrum and related disorders; Assess data from recent studies on experimental treatments for autism spectrum disorder; Map disorders of impulsivity and aggression to the involved areas of the brain; Manage pharmacotherapy for a patient with obsessive-compulsive disorder.


Update on Child Psychiatry

Recognize risk factors for bipolar disorder in children; Distinguish between bipolar disorder and other psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents; Select the appropriate antipsychotic agent or mood stabilizer for treatment of bipolar disorder; Recognize behavioral, developmental, and physical conditions that can mimic autism spectrum disorders; Screen for conditions that present with autism-like behavior

Autism Spectrum Disorder for the Pediatrician

List the criteria for autism spectrum disorder described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders; Fifth Edition; Use screening tests and survey tools in children who display features of autism spectrum disorder; Identify risk factors for having a child with autism spectrum disorder; Prescribe appropriate medical treatment to children with autism spectrum disorder; Choose evidence-based behavioral therapies for children with autism spectrum disorder.

Seizures and Epilepsy/Development and Behavior

Differentiate true seizures from seizure-like episodes in children; Elaborate on the systems of classification for seizures and epilepsy; Recognize manifestations associated with seizure activity in different parts of the brain; Provide effective options for treatment to patients with seizures; Apply findings of recently published articles to optimize practice related to mental health assessment, use of media, and autism spectrum disorder



Additional Information

Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include:  Family PracticePediatricsPsychiatry and Psychology

If you have taken the current Autism CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.

For over 30 years, ASI has provided Continuing Medical Education, CME & CEU and Continuing Professional Development Education (CPD) for physicians and allied professionals in Psychiatry and Psychology, plus over 40 other specialties and subspecialties.  Lectures are recorded annually at the top seminars and conferences to provide the most current medical education to our clients.


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