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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1What Is Autism? - Spectrum, Symptoms & Treatment
Course SummaryUse this short course to get all the information you need to teach students with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Lessons offer helpful strategies, techniques and examples that ensure you understand ASDs and have the tools needed to provide your students with comprehensive support.
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About This Course
Students with autism spectrum disorders sometimes have educational and classroom needs that require special attention. This course provides in-depth information about ASDs and also explains the skills educators need to provide students with quality support. Lessons examine common student behaviors, intervention plans and ways to help students develop important skills. This course can be beneficial to educators interested in strengthening their curriculum, enhancing class lectures and improving overall student performance.
How It Works
Lessons in this course are incredibly flexible. Learn how to teach students with autism spectrum disorders by reviewing lessons in any sequence, revisiting them as often as you desire and accessing them from any computer, smartphone or tablet.
Features available in this course include the following:
- Fun video and text lessons that examine the fundamentals of teaching students with ASDs
- Multiple-choice quizzes designed to assess your knowledge of lesson concepts
- Timelines available with the videos that allow you to identify and skip to key topics without watching lessons in their entirety
- Text lessons can be printed for a hard copy of the materials or for taking additional notes
- Comprehensive chapter exams and a course exam are useful in confirming your understanding of all concepts covered in this course
How It Helps
- Builds awareness: Lessons in this course provide in-depth information about the definition and common behaviors of students with autism spectrum disorders.
- Offers tips, strategies and methods: In this course are informative tips, strategies and methods you can use to provide behavioral and classroom interventions and teach students important skills.
- Improves student performance: By learning how to help students become independent and understanding how to partner with parents and the community, you can provide the support students need to perform in the classroom.
- Understanding the basics of autism spectrum disorders
- Identifying common behaviors, and understanding the comorbidities of ASDs
- Utilizing strategies for participating in behavioral and classroom interventions of students with ASDs
- Developing necessary communication and social skills for students with autism
- Strengthening the self-management skills of students with autism spectrum disorders
- Providing support to students with ASDs outside the classroom
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