Educating Pediatric Residents about Autism: A National Curriculum

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Educating Pediatric Residents about Autism: A National Curriculum

  1. 1. Educating Pediatric Residents about Autism: A National Curriculum CAAI Annual Meeting 2009 Carol Cohen Weitzman, MD Director, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Child Study Center Yale University School of Medicine Georgina Peacock, MD Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities Centers for Disease Control
  2. 2. The Idea To develop a national, peer-reviewed curriculum designed to train pediatric residents in Autism Spectrum Disorders in: Screening Diagnosis Management
  3. 3. Idea Goals 1. Interprogram collaboration between MCHB- funded Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics programs Yale Boston Stanford Medical Center U. Of U of Oklahoma Arkansas ASD Albert Children’s Einstein Hosp of Penn Children's Case Hosp of Western Boston Rhode Island Hospital
  4. 4. Idea Goals 2. Interagency collaboration
  5. 5. Idea Goals 3. Trainee participation: Collaborate with faculty and fellows from other programs Develop skills in writing curriculum Develop skills in teaching Obtain new mentoring experiences
  6. 6. Timeline To Date 10/2009 12/09 01/2009 03/ 2009 07/2009 09/2009 For Peer & Cases Preliminary Teams First Drafts Final Drafts Completed External Planning Established Due Completed Review
  7. 7. The Team Centers for Disease Control Georgina Peacock – Project Lead Jana Thomas – Project Lead MCHB Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Faculty (9) Trainees (14) Carol Weitzman – Project Lead ■ Rebecca Scharf Carolyn Bridgemohan ■ Demetra Pappas Elizabeth Caronna ■ Jan Harold Sia Leonard Rappaport ■ Carol Baum Pam High ■ Elizabeth Harstad Yvette Yatchmink ■ Kimberly McFerran Maris Rosenberg ■ Jennifer Erhardt Irene Loe ■ Brian Tang Denise Bothe ■ Anna Maria S. Ocampo ■ Nili Israeli Major** ■ Shanna Kralovic** ■ Neelam Sell ■ Tina Farrell ■ Eileen Costello
  8. 8. Curriculum 7 modules Early Warning Signs Screening and Surveillance Diagnosis Early Intervention and Education Autism-specific Anticipatory Guidance Treatment for ASDs Communicating the Diagnosis Facilitator Guide Designed to Flexible, Participatory Used in Small and Large group sessions
  9. 9. Next… 1/2010 2/2010 3-4/2010 5/2010 8/2010 9/2010 Present modules at Distribution PAS to all Insert Apply CDC Pilot Modules Enlist Pilot Revise Pediatric Videos “Magic” Sites modules Programs

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