The Behavioral Side Effects of Evidence-Based Medications used for ASD
Presented by: Lawrence Scahill, MSN, PhD
Date: Sunday, February 26, 2017
Time: 10:00 am- 12:00 pm eastern ABACLive25-Yes
- 10:00 am: Introduction
- 10:05 am Pretest
- 10:10 am Live webinar begins
- 11:15 am: Q & A session- submit questions via chat function
- 12:00 pm: Submit attendance codes, take post-test, and fill out confidential evaluation form
- Behavior Analysts: 2 Type II Credit Hours
- Certified Counselors: 2 continuing education clock hour Area: Assessment
- Psychologists: 2 clinical continuing education clock hours
- Nurses: 2 continuing education hours (behavioral health related)
- Social Workers: 2 Clinical Continuing Education Clock Hours Level: intermediate
- Teachers- Discuss with your supervisor if this event is eligible for professional development hours
After viewing this presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the 4 most common drug classes used in children with autism spectrum disorders;
2. Identify common targets of drug treatment;
3. Recount the relative efficacy of common drugs used in children with autism spectrum disorders;
4. Recount most common adverse effects caused by common drugs used in children with autism spectrum disorders.
Lawrence Scahill, MSN, PhD is Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University and Director of Clinical Trials at the Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta, Georgia – USA. He completed a master’s in child psychiatric nursing at Yale University and a doctorate in epidemiology also at Yale. Since 1997 Dr. Scahill has been a principal investigator in the National Institute of Health-funded Research Units on Pediatric Psychopharmacology (RUPP) Autism Network. The RUPP group has completed four multisite trials that have influenced clinical management of children with autism spectrum disorder. In 2009, Dr. Scahill and colleagues launched the Research Units on Behavioral Intervention and conducted a multisite trial of Parent Training for young children with autism spectrum disorder and disruptive behavior. This ground-breaking study is the focus of the webinar “Parent Training for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Disruptive Behavior.” Dr. Scahill serves on several editorial boards and is author of 250 papers.
Presenter Disclosure Statement:
Lawrence Scahill is a consultant for Neuren, Roche, Supernus, provides rater training for Bracket, and receives royalties from some of the books mentioned in this event. Lawerence Scahill receives speaker fees for presenting for ABAC.
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