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Subtitles: English, Russian, Portuguese (European)

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EducationSensory IntegrationDiagnostic EvaluationAutism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
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Flexible deadlines

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Hours to complete

Approx. 7 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks, 2 hours per week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Russian, Portuguese (European)

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Course Information & Overview of ASD

This module provides an overview of the course and of Autism Spectrum Disorders or ASD. You will learn the definition of this spectrum disorder (and why it's considered a spectrum of disorders), how autism is diagnosed, the core areas of impairment, the process for qualifying for special services, and the statistics that show that the diagnosis rate of autism spectrum disorders is increasing....
Reading
7 videos (Total 31 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Introduction53s
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?6m
Why is Autism a Spectrum Disorder?4m
How to Qualify for Special Education Services3m
What are the Impacts of Increasing Rates of Autism?12m
Summary48s
Reading1 reading
Suggested Activity: Visit the Autism Speaks ASD Video Glossary10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 120m
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Developmental Differences in Autism Across the Lifespan

This module discusses how autism spectrum disorders affect development at different life stages. The importance of early identification is discussed, as are common indicators of autism in infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and K-12 students. Finally, you will learn about the challenges individuals with autism spectrum disorders face as they approach adulthood, as well as tips to help smooth the transition....
Reading
9 videos (Total 41 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
Why is Early Identification Important?4m
What are Indicators of ASD in Infants and Toddlers?4m
What are Indicators of ASD in Preschoolers?3m
What are Indicators of ASD in K-12 Students?4m
What Happens After High School?8m
How to Transition to Work7m
What are Some Helpful Tips for Finding Work?6m
Summary1m
Reading1 reading
Suggested Activity: Interview a Parent of a Child with ASD10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 224m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Patterns of Strengths and Weaknesses

In this module, you will learn about strengths and weaknesses amongst people on the autism spectrum, especially as these pertain to learning differences. Theory of Mind (ToM) is also discussed and how the lack of or delays in ToM can lead to various social and relationship challenges for people on the autism spectrum....
Reading
6 videos (Total 32 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
What are the Strengths and Weaknesses in School Subjects?17m
What are the Strengths and Weaknesses in Processing?4m
What is Theory of Mind?5m
How can Strengths and Passions be Leveraged?3m
Summary39s
Reading1 reading
Suggested Activity: Watch HBO Documentary "Temple Grandin" (2010)10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 310m
Week
4
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Understanding Sensory Regulation Differences

In this module, we focus on sensory issues that people on the autism spectrum experience. Particularly, you will learn about hyper and hypo reactivity, body awareness and balance issues, and how these sensory difficulties can sometimes manifest themselves into strong emotional and behavioral reactions, including the importance of prevention and teaching self-advocacy and coping strategies....
Reading
6 videos (Total 17 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
What are the Diagnostic Features of Autism?2m
What are Sensory Regulation Differences?6m
What Senses Relate to Body Awareness and Balance?4m
How do Sensory Difficulties Relate to Emotional and Behavioral Reactions?2m
Summary27s
Reading1 reading
Suggested Activity: Sensory Overload Experience10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 410m

Instructor

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Patricia Schetter

Project Coordinator, Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Davis MIND Institute

About University of California, Davis

UC Davis, one of the nation’s top-ranked research universities, is a global leader in agriculture, veterinary medicine, sustainability, environmental and biological sciences, and technology. With four colleges and six professional schools, UC Davis and its students and alumni are known for their academic excellence, meaningful public service and profound international impact....

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