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Joint Attention in the Development of Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Aditi Mehra, DHSc, OTR/L


Joint Attention in the Development of Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Joint attention, the ability to share attention and engage with others in a meaningful way, is a foundational skill for social and communication development. For Autistic children, deficits in joint attention can limit progress in areas of play, learning, fine motor development, and overall participation. This 90-minute course addresses the critical role of joint attention in the development of Autistic preschoolers. It equips clinicians with easy-to-implement, take-home, evidence-based intervention strategies to enhance joint attention skills providing a holistic purview to improve clinical outcomes.

Learning Outcomes 

  1. Identify two basic principles of joint attention and their impact on participation.
  2. Identify two models commonly used to address joint attention in therapeutic practice.
  3. List six practical techniques and activities to promote joint attention in various settings, such as home, school, and the therapy clinic.

Course Information

  • Target Audience: introductory- to intermediate-level pediatric occupational therapy practitioners, SLPs, preschool teachers, and other pediatric professionals
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  • Course Instructor: Aditi Mehra, DHSc, OTR/L
  • CE Broker course code: 20-1177782

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

AOTA-Approved Provider Program Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. PD activity ID# 09280. This distance-learning, independent format is offered at 0.15 CEUs, Introductory level, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.


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Aditi Mehra, DHSc, OTR/L, received her Bachelors in Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University in 1998 and her Doctorate in Health Sciences from Midwestern University, Illinois, in 2016. Since then, she has practiced as a pediatric OT in various settings such as early intervention, hand therapy, NICU, inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, and schools. During her doctoral studies, Dr. Mehra pursued a certification in Applied Behavior Analysis to improve and enhance collaboration within multidisciplinary teams. Once she delved deeper into this field, she discovered Fit Learning, an academic program based on the principles of ABA designed to build fluency and address all differences in learning (executive functioning, ADHD. etc.). Dr. Mehra is currently the Director of Fit Learning Labs in the Chicagoland area and continues to practice OT in both schools and private teletherapy services. She is passionate about Interpersonal Education and strives to foster multidisciplinary collaboration among OTs and other allied health professionals. She provides continuing education presentations for various allied health groups in her community and is an avid blogger for Psychology Today. To view Aditi’s course, check out her product page.


  • Financial: Aditi Mehra receives a speaking fee from Sensational Brain LLC. She is the author of 25 Tips to Improve Student Engagement via Telehealth and offers free and paid OT resources on her website:
  • Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

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