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EducationSensory IntegrationDiagnostic EvaluationAutism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Course Information & Overview of ASD

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
1 hour to complete

Developmental Differences in Autism Across the Lifespan

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
1 hour to complete

Patterns of Strengths and Weaknesses

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
1 hour to complete

Understanding Sensory Regulation Differences

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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Top reviews from Autism Spectrum Disorder

By MFFeb 14th 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.

By KSSep 15th 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.

Instructor

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Patricia Schetter

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

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