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EducationSensory IntegrationDiagnostic EvaluationAutism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
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Approx. 5 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: French, Portuguese (European), Russian, English, Spanish

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Course Information & Overview of ASD

1 hour to complete
7 videos (Total 31 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 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
1 reading
Suggested Activity: Visit the Autism Speaks ASD Video Glossary10m
1 practice exercise
Week 120m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Developmental Differences in Autism Across the Lifespan

1 hour to complete
9 videos (Total 41 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9 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
1 reading
Suggested Activity: Interview a Parent of a Child with ASD10m
1 practice exercise
Week 224m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Patterns of Strengths and Weaknesses

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 32 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 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
1 reading
Suggested Activity: Watch HBO Documentary "Temple Grandin" (2010)10m
1 practice exercise
Week 310m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Understanding Sensory Regulation Differences

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 17 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 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
1 reading
Suggested Activity: Sensory Overload Experience10m
1 practice exercise
Week 410m

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