This session is presented by FNU faculty member Dr. Kevin Scalf.
Autism Spectrum Disorder consists of a wide range of symptoms and can be very challenging for both client and caregiver. Effective treatment consists of gaining an understanding related to hypothesized causes, becoming familiar with both pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment approaches, and learning how to support the individual that has been diagnosed with the disorder. In addition, caregivers must recognize the need for self-care, reflection, and health. To fully support and be an effective member of the treatment team, the caregiver must be able to utilize and employ coping strategies to help deal with stress, anxiety, and perceived failure.
1. By the end of the session, the participant will be able to choose the hypothesized etiology of Autism Spectrum Disorder
2. By the end of the session, the participant will be able to identify key nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment strategies related to Autism Spectrum Disorder
3. By the end of the session, the participant will be able to identify the caregiver’s role in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder
This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 0.25 hour of pharmacology) by Frontier Nursing University. Activity ID #22110001P. This activity was planned in accordance with ANCC Commission on Accreditation Standards and Policies. This activity has been approved through 11/15/23.