This course trains Early Childhood and Health care providers to administer the RITA-T, an interactive measure that has been developed to screen for autism spectrum disorders in toddlers 18 to 36 months of age.
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities; Director, Early Childhood Community Outreach Program; Department of Neurology, Autism Spectrum Center
Faculty of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
The RITA-T is an empirically derived, level-2 interactive measure that has been developed to screen for autism spectrum disorders in toddlers 18-36 months of age. This course trains Early Childhood and Health care providers to administer the RITA-T, which can be integrated into diverse settings to better screen and identify toddlers who are high risk and need further diagnostic evaluation.
At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:
- Train reliably on administering a level 2 interactive ASD screener, the RITA-T, that differentiates between ASD and non-ASD
- List the early signs of ASD
- Integrate a level 2 ASD screener in practice to improve access to diagnosis
- Analyze community and clinical models that can facilitate evaluations for ASD in toddlers, and strengthen community partnerships
In support of improving patient care, Boston Children’s Hospital is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners
Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.00 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibly for the content of the programs. This course has been approved for 4.00 continuing education credits.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Boston Children’s Hospital is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Boston Children’s Hospital maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 4.00 ACE CE continuing education credits.
Boston Children’s Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is Boston Children’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CE activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children’s may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.
The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients:
Roula Choueiri, MD: None
Valerie Tokatli, BA: None