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Autism Spectrum Disorders: Collaboration And Consultation

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This course explores needs and techniques for collaboration. Topics include: interpersonal communication, problem solving, cultural diversity, teaming, and family systems theory. Participants explore strategies that promote effective collaboration among service providers, community agencies, and families in a culturally and ethically responsive manner in order to promote desirable life outcomes for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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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    Fundamentals of Collaboration

    • Identify the legal aspects and requirements that serve as a foundation for collaboration and consultation.
    • Identify critical elements of collaboration.
    • Compare the advantages and disadvantages of the multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary collaborative models.

    Review

    • All objectives apply.

    Collaborating with Families and Community Agencies

    • Develop a plan for professional collaboration with community agencies.
    • Identify techniques for effective family collaboration.
    • Describe family systems theory as it pertains to effective collaboration.

    Collaborating with School-Based Personnel

    • Propose strategies for collaborating with paraprofessionals.
    • Describe strategies for collaborating with related service providers.
    • Identify various co-teaching models when planning for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the least restricted environment.

    Effective Communication and Problem-Solving Strategies

    • Identify alternatives in problem solving when planning for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
    • Describe strategies for generating problem solving when planning for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
    • Describe consequences of poor communication regarding students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
    • Define effective communication skills necessary for positive collaboration in a variety of cultural contexts.

    Teaming

    • Describe characteristics and considerations for an effective team when planning for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
    • Select among various teaming approaches based on the utility for collaboration.
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