Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders - OT29

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

by Dierdre Azzopardi, OTR/ L, MA
(4.4 / 372 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now estimates that 1 in 68 children will be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in their lifetime, 1 in 42 boys, 1 in 189 girls — more than an 80% increase since 2002. Many professionals are invested in treating the numerous challenges present with children with ASD. OTs must use effective and relevant treatment approaches if they want to remain essential players in the education of children with ASD. One such practice is the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Recent studies demonstrate that many children with ASD can benefit from this approach, which can be readily incorporated with other OT approaches. CBT can have a direct effect on children with ASD as they engage in their daily occupations.


The goal of this continuing education program is to describe how cognitive behavioral therapy is used for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and how the use of cognitive behavioral therapy could enhance occupational therapy practice. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the basic principles of CBT
  • Discuss the current evidence as it pertains to children with ASD
  • Apply CBT techniques to improve functional outcomes for children with ASD and gain increased knowledge of therapy techniques that can be used immediately in occupational therapy practice
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Narrative, Online
Content Focus
Domain of OT: Performance Skills
OT Process: Intervention
Approval Information
This CE course is intended for occupational therapists.
Relias LLC, is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Provider #4000. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 11/25/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/17/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/17/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Phillip G - Reno , NV  ·  Dec 04, 2019
Better understanding how CBT is used with ASD in my current position.
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Mary C - oak forest, IL  ·  Aug 01, 2019
This course provided great examples to be used in clinic
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MARSHA T - Killeen, TX  ·  May 28, 2019
difficult reading at times
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Hillary W - Durham, NC  ·  May 27, 2019
very informative with helpful suggested CBT tools
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Jordan M - Chillicothe, IL  ·  Feb 27, 2019
Good education regarding the autism spectrum
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50