Coming Soon: Screening for Autism in Pediatric Primary Care
Editor's note: This article was originally posted in our February newsletter.
Our Tele-Behavioral Health Consultation (TBHC) Primary Care Webinar Series returns this March with a new session — Screening for Autism in Pediatric Primary Care. The webinar will take place on March 21 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. CT via Zoom.
Read the course description and objective below:
This webinar will help the learner identify symptoms of autism in the pediatric population and identify validated and reliable screening tool that may be feasible to use in the primary care setting. The challenges of screening for autism in the primary care setting and solutions to improve screening rates will be discussed.
At the conclusion of this activity, the participants should be better able to:
- Recall the red flags of autism spectrum disorder in the infant and toddler age group.
- Review DSM-5-TR diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder in the pediatric population.
- Identify valid and reliable autism spectrum screening tools for infants, toddlers, school age and adolescent age group.
- Discuss challenges, barriers, and potential strategies to incorporate autism spectrum disorder screening in the primary care setting.
Presented by: Terri Matthews, PhD, APRN-NP, BCBA-D
To register for this free webinar, visit this page. Continuing education credit is available!