Course Summary

Using evidence-based principles from Conscious Discipline and Positive Behavior Supports, this virtual on-demand course will give providers an overview of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and practical strategies child care providers can implement immediately to support young children with ASD and related developmental disabilities. This course includes a video recording, printable handouts and resource guides, and a short quiz and survey. Once participants complete all required components, they will receive a certificate of completion. All our courses are pre-approved by the Oklahoma Center for Early Childhood Professional Development.

  • Learn effective strategies to support children with autism in the child care setting

  • Identify signs and characteristics of young children with autism

  • Learn strategies for communicating concerns to families

Course curriculum

    1. Autism Spectrum Disorder, Child Care Provider Training Tier 1 model

    2. Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders

    1. Creating Intention

    1. Conducting Observations

    1. Safety

    2. Connection

    3. Problem Solving

    4. Case Study

    1. Intro to Autism

    2. Introduction to Autism Course Evaluation

  • $50.00
  • 10 lessons

Instructor(s)

Kelli Marshall

Speech-Language Pathologist

Kelli Marshall, MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist and the co-owner of Blue Sparrow and Today’s Therapy Solutions, an Oklahoma based pediatric therapy company. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Kelli obtained her bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders in 2001 and she completed her master’s degree in speech-language pathology in 2003. After obtaining her degrees, Kelli worked in several different settings including hospitals, schools, outpatient clinics and university settings. She spends her days providing in-home therapy to children with developmental disabilities, conducting trainings and consultations for schools, parents and health care professionals, and managing her businesses. Kelli’s areas of intervention expertise include developing functional communication systems, augmentative-alternative communication devices, social skill development and home programming. Kelli enjoys creating processes to help businesses function more efficiently and assisting therapists in more effective documentation.

Tara Warwick

Occupational Therapist

Tara Warwick, OTD, MS, OTR/L is an occupational therapist and the co-owner of Blue Sparrow and Today’s Therapy Solutions, an Oklahoma-based pediatric therapy company. Tara has nearly 20 years of experience working with children with disabilities. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Tara obtained her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy in 2000 and she completed her master’s degree in rehabilitation sciences with an emphasis in pediatrics in 2005. Tara completed her Post- Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate in May 2021. Tara spends her days providing in-home therapy to children, conducting training and consultations for schools on challenging behavior and autism, and managing the day-to-day activities of Today’s Therapy Solutions. Tara’s areas of intervention expertise include behavior management, sensory processing, self- care training (potty training, eating/feeding, dressing, play, etc.), assistive technology, and home programming. Tara also enjoys thinking outside the box and coming up with creative ways to help her business run more efficiently and effectively. Tara resides in Edmond, OK with her husband and two children.