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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Autism Spectrum Disorder by University of California, Davis

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250 reviews

About the Course

Understanding the characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their implications for behavior, learning and the ability to process information is critical for anyone working or interacting with those on the spectrum -- educators, clinicians, counselors, therapists, medical staff, family and employers. This course will give you a fundamental understanding of what ASD is, how it is diagnosed, the primary areas of impairment, and why prevalence is increasing. Examine the developmental and sensori-motor differences that may impact academic, play, social and self-help skills at different stages of life, including the transition to higher education and employment. Gain a clear understanding of how sensory regulation differs for individuals on the spectrum, and explore practical tools for identifying triggers and communicating feelings. Learn to use evidence-based practices to provide effective interventions and explore typical strengths and weaknesses of individuals on the spectrum in relation to identified impairments. The course culminates with a description of the ASD system of care, an overview of the National Standards Report studies and treatments, and an explanation of how evidence-based practices are established and implemented. Those seeking a more in-depth, instructor-led experience are encouraged to check out the Professional Concentration in Autism offered by UC Davis Extension: https://extension.ucdavis.edu/certificate-program/professional-concentration-autism-spectrum-disorders...

Top reviews

MF

Feb 14, 2016

Very interesting and informative. I taught children with special needs for 33 years. I think this course would be very helpful to new teachers and anyone interested in learning basic info on ASD.

KS

Sep 15, 2017

Loved the videos, lots of good material. Wish there had been more discussion, but I was so busy, I might not have been able to participate very much. Overall helpful and useful in my profession.

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By Sharon L

Aug 07, 2016

Very informative course, gave me a great insight into Autism Spectrum Disorder.

By Anita S

Jul 29, 2018

This was a great course that gave me an overview of autism spectrum disorders.

By Jonathan G

Mar 29, 2016

I suffer with sensory overload myself and learned a lot from this course.

By Rahana-Vishal M

Apr 10, 2018

An excellent pre cursor to understanding Autism, definitely recommended.

By Daniel A M S

Sep 20, 2019

Excellent course, full with good structured content and information.

By Cody J K

Jul 24, 2017

this class has helped me understand my son thank you for the course.

By Rizza M M

Jan 27, 2017

very great and very informative. I've learned a lot from this course

By Nadya T

Jul 24, 2017

Enjoyed the videos and explanations. Good introduction to Autism!

By Donald L G

Nov 03, 2017

Well spoken and concise. The movie recommendation was excellent.

By Mariya

Sep 29, 2017

Very helpful for all speialists who ontact the patients on ASD

By Yina T

Aug 31, 2017

Great insights and understanding at a deeper level. Thumbs up!

By Raquel K

Jul 10, 2017

Curso muito bom, mas poderia falar mais sobre o método Denver!

By Sara D

Nov 06, 2017

Found the course very informative on an entry level basis.

By Kaori M

Jun 30, 2016

Excellent Course, would love to do Part II if there is :)

By DR.santosh k p

Jul 11, 2017

very informative. i will buy this certificate in future.

By Margaret J C

Sep 02, 2019

A clear, concise, highly informative course. Thank you!

By Daniela C S

Feb 07, 2018

As I am in the spectrum it would be a help to my thesis

By Javier S P

Sep 28, 2019

Absolutamente recomendable /

Absolutely recommended.

By Ka H M

Jan 01, 2020

Extremely useful course for understanding Autism...

By Walter F

Apr 11, 2017

excellent, I am very happy to achieve this course.

By maryam a a

Dec 05, 2016

very very informative and academically stimulating

By Victoria F

Nov 29, 2019

Lots of great information that is presented well.

By Lucas H F G

Oct 22, 2019

Ótimo curso e material disponível para analise.

By John B

May 16, 2016

Five Stars - Excellent Course. Very Informative

By Felipe L

Jul 21, 2018

I learned about Mind Theory, it's very usefull