Autism: Nutrition Makes a Difference - WEB-CHES345

Autism: Nutrition Makes a Difference

by Elizabeth Strickland Sauls, MS, RD, LD
WEB-CHES345
(4.7 / 66 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (1.00 CECH)

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Summary:

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are at risk for many nutrition related problems such as a limited diet, nutrient deficiencies, gastrointestinal disorders and feeding problems.  Proper nutrition is critical to feed the child’s brain and body so they are in optimum nutritional status to benefit from their numerous therapies such as speech, occupational, physical and behavioral.  A child will not benefit to their full potential from therapy sessions until their nutrition problems are resolved.  Therefore, all healthcare professionals treating children with ASD must take into consideration the child’s nutritional status. This continuing education webinar reviews the role of nutraceuticals such as vitamin/mineral supplement, methyl-B12, vitamin B6, carnitine, omega-3 FA and probiotics in the treatment of ASD.  The role of the registered dietitian and other interdisciplinary team members will be discussed.

Objectives:

The goal of this presentation is to examine the current evidence-based research related to nutritional treatment of autism spectrum disorder. Upon completion of the webinar, learners will be able to:
  • Discuss how nutrition impacts learning, behavior, speech, and brain function.
  • Describe the possible role of various nutraceuticals to treat Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Explain the role of the SLP, OT, nurse, pharmacist, MD and other health professionals in nutrition interventions.
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy techs, physicians, and speech-language pathologists.
 
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
Sponsored by Relias LLC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
 
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019, 1133776 for 01/01/2020 to 12/31/2023.

Course Originally Released on: 12/7/2017
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/7/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/7/2020

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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Krystal B - Bridgeton , NJ  ·  May 20, 2020
great information on autism and how it effects the patients diet
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Jean J - gaithersburg, MD  ·  Mar 25, 2020
very informative and interesting
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Anita C - Irvine, CA  ·  Mar 08, 2020
Interesting and relates to learning problems for children too, not autism alone.
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DORTHEA L - Columbia, SC  ·  Mar 05, 2020
It was informative and very useful.
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Lisa T - Pine, MN  ·  Feb 22, 2020
Great information, interesting material
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