Autism Spectrum Disorder — Research Suggests Good Nutrition May Manage Symptoms
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3000, 3010, 3100, 4000, 4150, 4160, 5000, 5070, 5080, 5180, 5390; Level 2
This continuing education course will define autism spectrum disorder, discuss its prevalence and possible causes based on the latest research, and evaluate the critical role good nutrition may play in helping individuals function optimally. Dietitians will learn about the various nutrition therapies available and be able to apply them to practice.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the January 2013 issue of Today's Dietitian. It was written by Dawn Privett, RD, LD, CLT, a freelance writer and the owner of Privett Nutrition Services in Kansas City, Missouri.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Define the three types of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
- Assess the various problem-eating behaviors associated with ASD.
- Develop strategies to eliminate problem-eating behaviors.
- Employ the various nutritional therapies to treat ASD patients.
- 2.00 CDR