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Autism Spectrum Disorders And Behavior Management

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This course focuses on behavioral characteristics of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and identifies assessment tools to be used across learning environments. Participants develop behavior intervention plans that include sensory supports and structured routines to enhance students’ lives and learning. Behavior generalization and self-monitoring strategies are also explored.



This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Behavior Intervention Plans

    • Explain how to support students with Autism Spectrum Disorders using research on behavior intervention.
    • Recommend a comprehensive behavior intervention plan.
    • Describe the behavioral effect of sensory processing disorders.

    Increasing and Shaping Positive Behaviors

    • Describe reinforcers and reinforcement.
    • Contrast negative reinforcement and punishment.
    • Illustrate stimulus control.

    Behavior Generalization and Self-Monitoring Strategies

    • Describe behavior maintenance and generalization strategies.
    • Recommend self-monitoring strategies.
    • Determine possible resolutions to ethical issues in implementing behavior intervention strategies.

    Review

    • All objectives apply.

    Assessing Behavior

    • Recommend tools for assessing behavior.
    • Identify the purpose and components of behavior assessments.

    Behavioral Characteristics

    • Describe the behavioral characteristics of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
    • Explain how the demands of daily activities may affect students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
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