Reasons Why Autism Certification is Essential for Nurses

Autistic patients can prove to be complex and sometimes challenging for nursing staff to help treat. These patients may need additional time, patience, and understanding. To better provide services, healthcare professionals such as nurses who often work closely with patients and their families must have a deeper understanding of this neurodiverse population.

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Barriers to Accessing Primary Health Care for Autistic Individuals

Based on research led by an autistic doctor, Mary Doherty, most autistic individuals who suffer from medical conditions, whether physical or mental, face difficulties while seeking medical attention.

507 autistic and 157 non-autistic participants were recruited using social media and mainly resided in the United Kingdom or Ireland. The information was obtained using an online survey and the questionnaire was composed of multiple-choice together with open-ended questions.

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Empathy & Compassion Fatigue

As a healthcare professional, compassion fatigue, burnout, stress, and anxiety are potential effects of performing your day to day job. Being a professional caregiver requires a lot of time, patience, focus, and attention to detail. In this article, we’ll discuss what compassion and empathy fatigue are and some tips for recognizing and improving or avoiding the symptoms.

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3 Reasons Why Autism Certification Is Important for Dental Practices

Dentists Commonly Work with Autistic Individuals (With or Without Autism Training)

Since autistic individuals typically have difficulty during dental visits, it is natural that autism and Dentist go hand in hand. With a rising diagnosis rate of autism, it is extremely valuable for Dental Practices to consider specializing in this area, or to at least receive specific training, in order to support autistic individuals.

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5 Reasons Why Autism Certification Is Vital For Occupational Therapists

As Autism Diagnosis Rates Grow, So Does Demand for Certified Professionals

The prevalence of autism is growing across the US, as is the demand for professionals who are qualified to work with people with autism. Becoming a Certified Autism Professional (CAS) has a host of benefits for the students, the OT, and their colleagues.

Here are 5 of the reasons for an OT to pursue an autism certification, with many of them straight from practicing OTs who have already earned the CAS credential themselves.

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3 Reasons Why Autism Certification Is Important for Speech Language Pathologists

SLPs Commonly Work with Autistic Individuals (With or Without Autism Training)

Since autistic individuals typically have difficulty communicating, it is natural that autism and SLPs go hand in hand. With a rising diagnosis rate of autism, it is extremely valuable for SLPs to consider specializing in this area, or to at least receive specific training, in order to support individuals who are on the spectrum.

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9 Ways an Autism Certification Helps Speech-Language Pathologist (& Children)

Speech-Language Pathologists don’t always receive in-depth training specific to autism and other cognitive disorders throughout their education, which is why autism certification can be so helpful for many SLPs.

Many Speech Therapists became an SLPs because they want to be able to help children. A CAS credential is meant to help SLPs and other health care professionals be better prepared to serve individuals on the autism spectrum in a variety of ways, in turn making them a resource for teachers, parents, and co-workers alike. Continue Reading →

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8 Benefits of Earning an Autism Certification

Educators and healthcare professionals don’t always receive in-depth training specific to autism and other cognitive disorders throughout their education, which is why autism certification can be so helpful for many professionals.

A Certified Autism Specialist  or Autism Certificate credential is meant to help educators and healthcare professionals be better prepared to serve individuals on the autism spectrum in a variety of ways, in turn making them a resource for the individual, families, and co-workers alike. Continue Reading →

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How Telehealth Can Help Patient & Stakeholder Engagement

Many therapists have had to adjust their practices significantly during the times of COVID-19 due to stay at home orders or other interruptions.

This has forced a number of therapists to start doing telehealth, with some planning on incorporating it moving forward and others planning on going back to ‘normal’ and only doing in-person services. Some practices closed during stay at home orders and didn’t offer telehealth or telepractice at all.

These therapists are missing out on a number of benefits for both the therapist and their clients, which as time goes on will leave them at a distinct disadvantage relative to the other therapists who have embraced the advantages of the medium. Continue Reading →

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