Sensory Overload: Burns and ASD - (2024)

Includes a Live Web Event on 04/24/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have various sensory needs, and being in a hospital can cause overstimulation. When a child with ASD enters a hospital due to a burn injury, it can lead to even more challenges as they may be sensitive to the stimuli, making wound care and rehabilitation a stressful experience. This presentation will outline the distinctive needs of burn survivors with ASD, including a clear explanation of what ASD is, the common stressors that children with ASD experience when entering a hospital, stressors that a burn unit may add, and interventions on how to provide appropriate support to these patients.

Suggested Domain: Intervention
1.0 PDU

Learning Objective(s):

- By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to understand and support the unique needs of ASD children in the burn healthcare setting.

- By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to identify and understand common stressors that arise when children with ASD enter the hospital after a burn injury.

- By the end of this presentation, participants will obtain at least 3 interventions to support children with ASD who have a burn injury in the hospital.

Please note: All webinar contents and its certificate will expire on 4/24/2027 regardless of when it is purchased, accessed, or completed. At that point, contents will no longer be available in any form, including as an archive or as a PDU certificate. It is the responsibility of the learner to complete the contents and download and save the certificate for their records prior to 4/24/2027.

Sabrina Suarez, MS, CCLS

Certified Child Life Specialist

UC San Diego Health

Sabrina is a Certified Child Life Specialist serving burn, trauma, and palliative care patients in the inpatient and outpatient settings at UC San Diego Health. She has over 2 years of experience working with burn survivors and over 5 years of experience supporting children with autism in various settings, including healthcare. Her educational background includes an M.S. in Child Life from Azusa Pacific University and a B.S. in Child and Family Development from San Diego State University.

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Sensory Overload: Burns and ASD - (2024)
04/24/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes
04/24/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have various sensory needs, and being in a hospital can cause overstimulation. When a child with ASD enters a hospital due to a burn injury, it can lead to even more challenges as they may be sensitive to the stimuli, making wound care and rehabilitation a stressful experience. This presentation will outline the distinctive needs of burn survivors with ASD, including a clear explanation of what ASD is, the common stressors that children with ASD experience when entering a hospital, stressors that a burn unit may add, and interventions on how to provide appropriate support to these patients.
Survey
6 Questions
Quiz
2 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  4/2 points to pass
2 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  4/2 points to pass
Certificate
1.00 PDU credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 PDU credit  |  Certificate available