University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Life Management Series | Lifestyle Redesign® for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Course Description

This distance-learning/online course (3 hours) provides you with an understanding of the factors contributing to the increased risk for development of chronic health conditions, and how to implement an occupational therapy intervention for prevention and management of these conditions, in adults and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Detailed intervention materials and case studies to use in conjunction with the Introduction to Lifestyle Redesign® methodology course will be provided.

The Introduction to Lifestyle Redesign® course is a prerequisite to the other courses in the Life Management Series, and must be completed first.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Discuss health and wellness trends for adults and adolescents with ASD
  • Identify specific challenges and barriers that may contribute to the development of chronic conditions in individuals with ASD
  • Define the role of occupation in management of chronic conditions and understand the impact of these conditions on quality of life for individuals with ASD
  • Identify strategies to facilitate the incorporation of health-promoting habits and routines for adults and adolescents with ASD
  • Explain the following topics and integrate this knowledge into treatment with this population: physical activity, eating patterns, stress and anxiety management, leisure participation, sleep hygiene, community integration (employment and education), financial management, and social engagement
  • Design occupational therapy lifestyle interventions for adults and adolescents with ASD
  • Analyze relevant documentation, billing, and reimbursement issues when treating this population

Program Content

  • General overview of the lifestyle management approach to wellness and health promotion
  • Discussion of mental and physical health trends in individuals with ASD, including increased risk for chronic health conditions
  • Barriers, facilitators and Lifestyle Redesign® treatment interventions for adults and adolescents with ASD in the following areas: Physical Activity, Diet and Nutrition, Stress and Anxiety Management, Leisure Participation
  • Barriers, facilitators and Lifestyle Redesign® treatment interventions for adults and adolescents with ASD in the following areas: Sleep, Community Integration, Financial Management, Social Engagement
  • Documentation, Billing, and Reimbursement
  • Case Studies

About the Presenter

Tracy Jalaba, OTD, OTR/L

Tracy Jalaba, OTD, OTR/L completed her doctoral residency at the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice, where she focused on expanding and improving the Lifestyle Redesign program for adults and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). As a clinical faculty member, Dr. Jalaba continues to work with clients in a variety of programs at OTFP with an emphasis on clients in the mental health, college student and ASD Lifestyle Redesign programs. Additionally, Dr. Jalaba works as a team member and clinician representing occupational therapy at USC Disability Services & Programs.

Fees

Course Regular AOTA members and USC Chan alumni
Lifestyle Redesign® for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders $90 $80

General Course Information

Audience. This course is designed for OTs, OTAs, and others as an introductory level course; however, all levels of experience are welcome as are all areas of practice.

Take the course on your own time! Participants have 7 days to complete a course once receiving access.

CEU Credit. Participants must complete a post test and course evaluation in order to receive a certificate of completion. Certificates are sent after the course materials are returned. Participants not fulfilling these requirements will not receive a certificate. Keep a copy of the brochure and certificate for your records.

System Requirements. Online courses are presented online using Mediasite technology. To be able to view the course, you’ll need to use a computer that meets certain requirements. You can test whether your computer meets the Mediasite viewing requirements at the Mediasite website.

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