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AUT/510

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Foundations

Online

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$525

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Course level: Continuing Teacher Education

This course provides foundational information about autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Participants identify general characteristics associated with autism spectrum disorders including learning preferences, behaviors, and patterns. Participants also learn interventions, accommodations, and supports, with emphasis on current evidence-based practices. This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky.

Prerequisites

None

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Characteristics, Classifications, Learning Preferences, and Assessment

  • Identify the characteristics of individuals with autism spectrum disorders, and the classifications under the umbrella of autism spectrum disorders.
  • Compare general differences in the characteristics of individuals with different autism spectrum disorders, and in the classifications under the umbrella of autism spectrum disorders.
  • Summarize the common approaches used in educating students with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Describe the evidence-based practices to support students with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Summarize the identification and assessment process and the importance of early identification for students with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Analyze laws and public policy and how they impact classroom practices for students with autism spectrum disorders.

Communication & Social Skills

  • Summarize foundational and prerequisite skills for communication for students with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Identify communication profiles of students with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Identify evidence-based practices to enhance communication and social skills development for students with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Summarize the importance of social skills and social competence and their impact for students with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Discuss social skills difficulties for students with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Explain how technology can be utilized to support communication and social skills for students with autism spectrum disorders.

Behavioral Evidence-Based Practices

  • Describe the patterns of behavior and sensory activities of students with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Compare evidence-based practices utilized to support sensory and behavioral challenges of students with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Explain how technology can be utilized to support sensory and behavioral needs of students with autism spectrum disorders.

Foundational Academic Evidence-Based Practices

  • Identify accommodations, modifications, and specific routines and structures to support students with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Identify evidence-based practices to enhance academic skills for students with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Identify collaborative supports and their benefits for students with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Explain how technology can be utilized to support instructional needs of students with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Summarize the importance of transition and evidence-based practices for students with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Discuss the importance of self-determination skills for students with autism spectrum disorders.

Why UOPX

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Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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