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Hey! That's My Territory! A Collaborative approach to Evidence-based Practices for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Saturday, November 10
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Location: Meeting Room 13/14/15 - Convention Center

Abundant evidence demonstrates the benefits of family-based care, and contextual learning to optimize outcomes, (Palisano et al 2010); professional collaboration focusing on children's activity and participation is an important aspect of collaborative treatment approaches. The staggering numbers of children being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has introduced physical therapists to common motor impairments now being recognized in current research. Students with ASD have long been served by occupational therapists and speech language pathologists, and the role of the school PT is becoming increasingly recognized. The social communication needs, combined with fine and gross motor needs common in this population require school OTs and PTs to provide intervention using evidence-based practices for the student to be able to participate in the school environment. In the schools, collaboration between all professionals and students and families is an essential part of any successful intervention approach in helping students achieve participation with their peers, improving their self-esteem, self-confidence and overall quality of life. In this presentation, we will describe an interdisciplinary approach between an occupational and physical therapist working with children with ASD in the schools. Case studies will demonstrate the evidence-based strategies and interdisciplinary collaboration necessary for successful outcomes.


 

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Karen E. Tartick, PT

Physical Therapist
Durham Public Schools

Karen Tartick, PT, has been providing physical therapy services for 34 years in a variety of pediatric settings, including
early intervention, acute care, NICU, and schools. Ms. Tartick is an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she serves as the clinical mentor for the school-based portion of the pediatric residency program. Ms. Tartick co-authored “Strategies for Physical Therapist Collaboration with School-Based Teams for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder', a Fact Sheet for the APTA. Karen has presented nationally on selecting appropriate assessment measures and evidence-based strategies for students with autism spectrum disorder.

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Anne-Marie Seiden, OT/L

Occupational Therapist
Durham Public Schools

Anne Seiden, OT/L, has been a practicing clinician for 20 years and has worked in many professional settings including home care, early intervention, and school based therapy. Her career began in Providence, Rhode Island working with medically fragile, mulicomplex students ages 3-21. Anne then worked in Early Intervention programs at Meeting Street Center and the Kennedy-Donovan Center in Massachusetts. Currently, Anne works at Durham Public Schools in Durham, North Carolina. Anne has presented on many topics related to school based OT . She takes pride in the holistic treatment of her students by working closely with interdisciplinary teams.

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