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Autism Spectrum Disorders: Diagnosis And Assessment

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This course explores the causation, characteristics, and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders. Participants learn how to collect data in a classroom for diagnosis referral. Participants also learn how assessment tools relate to individualized education programs and program development for students with autism spectrum disorders.

This graduate-level course is 4 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 4 weeks

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    Etiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders

    • Explain the current theories about the causation of autism spectrum disorders.
    • Identify the characteristics used in diagnosing autism spectrum disorders.
    • Explain the process of identifying students with autism spectrum disorders.
    • Differentiate the diagnosis classification of autism spectrum disorders under the DSM-IV and the DSM-V.

    Assessment Issues and Controversies

    • Identify the ethical concerns of the assessment of autism spectrum disorders.
    • Identify local legal provisions, regulations, and guidelines for assessing autism spectrum disorders.

    Assessment Support and Interpretation

    • Define basic assessment terminology.
    • Develop observation forms for diagnosis, referral, and ongoing progress monitoring.
    • Identify key elements in an assessment report.

    Implications for Programming and Placement

    • Explain how effective ongoing assessment works.
    • Describe how a teacher can organize a classroom to collect data for assessment.
    • Determine how assessment in communication and language skills can aid in appropriate intervention selection and placement.
    • Identify the procedures for assessment and placement decisions.
    • Identify components of an individualized education program.
    • Relate assessment to placement decisions.
    • Identify ethical concerns inherent in the placement of students with autism spectrum disorders.
    • Describe strategies to address challenging behavior and to engage the student in academic tasks.
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