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*CEU=Contact Hrs: 0 - $ 0.00
Includes BOTH CEU & EI Contact Hours
Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS): Above 2 Years of Age
Course Objectives, Outcomes & Course Agenda


The purpose of the Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS) is to identify & classify children with autism, and to distinguish them from developmentally handicapped children without the autism syndrome. Administered individually to a child aged 2 years old older, is a behavior rating scale developed to identify children with autism, to discriminate between children with autism and other developmental disorders, and to assess the severity of autistic disorder in children within a range of mild to severe. The 15-item rating scale has been in development since 1971 and in its original form was referred to as the Childhood Psychosis Rating Scale. The authors have gone to great length to include diagnostic criteria from multiple classification systems and various theoretical perspectives of autism in the development of this instrument.

Administered over 15-20 minutes, the Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS) was developed in order to fill the need for an observational instrument that could reliably distinguish children with the autistic syndrome from children with other developmental disorders, as well as differentiate among levels of severity within the autistic syndrome. It can be used during observations of child behavior in a variety of settings, or may be used with information gleaned from chart or record reviews.

Our on-line course will assist you and help ‘fast-track’ your learning curve, so that you will more easily learn about this valuable instrument and how best to apply it to the children under your care. Similar to a Monarch or Cliff notes-type review, our online course provides the essential information in a condensed and more easily digestible format.   This course is a review and training module for the Childhood Autism Rating Scale.  It meets annual State Early Intervention requirements for continuing education hours in assessment and evaluation.  Prior to ordering this course, be sure to have a complete copy of the CARS, with all testing materials.

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This course meets the Indiana State requirements for the annual credentialing process in the area of “Conferences & Workshops”

Disclosure: David C Saidoff, has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: he receives monetary compensation for the preparation of this course, in addition to a percentage of company sales, and has the following relevant non-financial relationships to disclose: EITTOC Board of Directors: volunteer member. Declaration: Approval of this course does not necessarily imply that any of the governing bodies (e.g., West Virginian Board of Physical Therapy, or other such governmental or NGO’s supports the views of the presenter or sponsor. Information provided should be used within the scope of practice. No relevant financial or non-financial relationships exists between EITTOC or the products discussed any course; no such relationship or endorsement exists for any products mentioned in any courses sponsored by EITTOC, or in any of the items (such as specific AED or Epinephrine injection product) or any testing instrument used to evaluate children; the above course is specific to said-topic, and may not be extrapolated to any other course or topic outside the scope of this course. Course instructor(s) have no other financial or non-financial remuneration - whether prior to or following course delivery; the above advertisement is made available to all physical therapy (and other) licensee on a non-discriminatory basis. Information provided should be used within scope of practice.



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