Article: Autism Classification System of Functioning

Course Overview

3 CEUs.

Purchase access to the questionnaire on this open access journal article. You will be required to read the article and answer multiple choice questions related to the article (you must get 70% and above to qualify for the 3 CEUs).    

Objectives of this course:

On completion of this CPD activity, the participant will be able to:
    1. Discuss the premises underlying the ACSF.
    2. Give a brief overview of the research and development process involved in setting up the ACSF.
    3. Discuss the ACSF tool and how to administer it in practice.
  You have until 31st December 2022 to complete this task.

 

R200.00

Description

Citation:

Di Rezze, B., Rosenbaum, P., Zwaigenbaum, L., Hidecker, M.J.C., Stratford, P., Cousins, M., Camden, C. and Law, M. (2016), Developing a classification system of social communication functioning of preschool children with autism spectrum disorder. Dev Med Child Neurol, 58: 942-948. https://doi.org/10.1111/dmcn.13152

Summary of the article:

This brand new article discusses the development of the Classification System of social communication functioning of preschool children with autism spectrum disorder. The article explores the difficulties in operationalising the severity of Autism which leads to difficulties in service planning. This tool proposes the use of communication functional level, not discriminating against the use of AAC, but rather focusing on client’s ability to communicate effectively to predict functional outcomes.

The tool is open source and links to it are provided in the course. Much in the same way the GMFCS has been used in the Cerebral Palsy field, it is hoped this tool will provide common descriptions of everyday communicative abilities of children with ASD that can be used by parents and professionals.

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