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The most current estimate from the CDC is that 1 in 88 children are diagnosed on the autism spectrum; in recent years the increase in incidence has risen 10% to 17% annually. In this course, students will gain knowledge in understanding current research on etiology theories and neurobiological basis of autism, understand core features in impairment in communication, social skills, and emotional regulation, understand occupational impacts for the child and the family, discuss the role of occupational therapy in assessment and interventions, and gain knowledge in evidence-based interventions.

 

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