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Autism Case Training Videos: A Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Curriculum




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Module 1: Early Warning Signs of Autism

Observation: Boy Drawing Bunny

Boy describes body parts to his teacher as he draws a bunny.

Observation: Difficulty with Transitions: Joseph, 4 years 4 months

Shows characteristics of autism: tantrum as a result of having trouble transitioning.

Observation: Dumping and Sorting, 3 years

Shows child dumping and sorting shapes.

Observation: Echolalia

Shows characteristic of autism: echolalia. [Pairs well with "Observation: Speech Milestones at 2 Years"]

Observation: Eye Contact: Leighdionne, 2 years 9 months

Shows red flags of autism in the context of an ABA therapy session: no response to name, lack of eye contact.

Observation: Ice Cream Sequence

Demonstrates symbolic play and joint attention in a toddler.

Observation: Imitation: James, 36 months and Alex, 24 months

Shows boys imitating mother and each other in speech and action: parallel play. Example of typical developmental milestone.

Observation: Inability to Locate Body Parts: Sajid, 3 years 1 month

Shows red flags of autism in the context of an ABA therapy session: lack of social engagement and joint attention.

Observation: Inappropriate Play: Evan, 17 months

Shows early warning signs of autism: lack of joint attention and social engagement, inappropriate play with a toys, preoccupation with parts of the toy, lack of pretend play. Demonstrates interaction between therapist and child to encourage appropriate play. [Pairs well with "Observation: Typical Play: Kyle, 13 months"]

Observation: Joint Attention: Noeliah 15 months

Demonstrates aspects of joint attention in a toddler: pointing, eye contact, interaction with mom and brother.

Observation: Lack of Response To Name: Evan, 18 months

Shows red flags for autism (no response to his name when called, even with physical prompt; inappropriate play with toy's mouthing). [Pairs well with "Observation: Response To Name: Kyle 12 months"]

Observation: Looking at Book with Mom: Katelyn, 14 months

Shows interaction with mom, joint engagement, and imitation of speech.

Observation: Nathan & Ben: 1 year 7 months

Demonstrates contrast between two twins, one with early warning signs of autism and one without as they interact with their mother.

Observation: Pointing to Body Parts

Toddler works with teacher identifying body parts and using joint attention.

Observation: Reading Sequence

Development of literacy skills from toddler to elementary age.

Observation: Response to Name: Kyle, 12 months

Typical response to name, demonstrates joint attention. [Pairs well with "Observation: Lack of Response To Name: Evan, 18 months"]

Observation: Shyness: Akifa, 38 months

Demonstrates shyness in a typical child, despite not speaking, she shows good social referencing and responds to the interviewer.

Observation: Speech Milestones at 2 years

Typical speech and language including age appropriate conversation between toddler and mother. [Pairs well with "Observation: Echolalia"]

Observation: Temper Tantrum: Harrison, 3 years 6 months

Shows temper tantrum in a typically developing child.

Observation: Typical Play: Kyle, 13 months

Typical play in 12-months-old: stacking cups. [Pairs well with "Observation: Inappropriate Play: Evan, 17 months"]

Observation: Typical Play: Richard, 30 months

Demonstrates appropriate play with toy cars.

Download introduction and all module 1 videos » [WMV format - 843MB]

 

Module 2: Screening for Autism


Interview: Comments on Getting Diagnosis: Caryn, Mom of Riley

Mother describes how she was alerted to her daughter's delays when her older son was getting early intervention therapy. Highlights the importance of looking early for warning signs in younger siblings especially when an older sibling has delays.

Interview: Comments on Getting Diagnosis: Lynda and David, Parents of Wynston

Parents describe the preliminary screening results of their son via the M-CHAT and subsequent autism diagnosis and their difficulties interpreting due to son's positive performance in all areas but language.

Interview: Mom of Gabriel, Nathan, & Ben

Mother describes the pediatrician's recommendation to assess her son for early intervention and review by a developmental-behavioral pediatrician. Shows parental response to concerns about screening, importance of pediatrician referral, and potential role of early intervention in early identification.

Interview: Search for a Diagnosis and the Importance of Early Intervention, Mom of Ryan, Maren, and Liam

Mother explains the difficulties faced during what should have been the initial stages of diagnosis: her son's diagnosis was delayed five months because of the pediatrician's recommendation to "wait and see." Shows parental experience following a pediatrician who did not respond to parental concerns or was not sufficiently trained.

Download all module 2 videos » [WMV format - 12MB]

 

Module 3: Communicating Concerns: Screening and Diagnosis Results

Communicating Concerns: Screening and Diagnosis Results Part I

Shows Part I dialogue between physician and parents.

Communicating Concerns: Screening and Diagnosis Results Part IIA

Shows Part IIA dialogue between physician and parents.

Communicating Concerns: Screening and Diagnosis Results Part IIB

Shows Part IIB dialogue between physician and parents.

Interview: Comments on Getting Diagnosis: Raquel and Anthony, Parents of Sal, Ethan, and Evan

Parents describe their initial shock and surprise to their young son's diagnosis.

Download all module 3 videos » [WMV format - 152MB]

 

Module 5: Early Intervention and Education

Observation: ABA: Stephon, 2 years 6 months

Demonstrates ABA therapy session focusing on imitation, joint attention, and following simple instructions using positive reinforcement.

Observation: ABA: Wells, 2 years 8 months

Demonstrates ABA therapy session focusing on imitation, joint attention and following simple instructions using positive reinforcement.

Observation: Fun with Bouncing Ball (Physical Therapy): Gabriel 3 years 7 months

Mother using therapy techniques to engage with child.

Observation: Working on Expressive Language: Leighdionne, 2 years 9 months

Therapy session working on expressive language using ABA techniques with positive reinforcement.

Observation: Working with PECS: Antonio 3 years 1 month

Demonstrates use of PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) in a therapy session.

Download all module 5 videos » [WMV format - 115MB]

 

Module 7: Autism-Specific Anticipatory Guidance

Early Intervention: Feeding

Demonstrates therapy session focused on eating using behavioral techniques, parent coaching.

Interview: Sleep Disorders: Caryn, Mom of Riley

Mother describes her daughter's sleeping schedule and its consequences. Shows impact of disrupted sleeping on the family.

Observation: Feeding Problems

Mother of child with autism talks about her child's feeding problems while his nanny feeds him.

Observation: Special Food Preparation

Nanny prepares food for a young boy with autism adding dietary supplements and vitamins. Special diets are sometimes used as part of a child with autism's treatment plan.

Download all module 7 videos » [WMV format - 34MB]

 

 
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