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Ch 1: Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders

About This Chapter

This collection of resources assists teachers who want to better manage and support students who have autism spectrum disorders. This self-paced chapter offers classroom management techniques, as well as explanations of ASD signs, symptoms and treatments.

Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders - Chapter Summary

This chapter outlines the causes, signs, symptoms and treatments for autism spectrum disorders. These resources can help teachers better understand how autism is diagnosed and how to effectively manage and work with students who have ASD. The chapter's resources can be quickly accessed using the convenient course Dashboard. You can use any computer, tablet or smartphone to study the chapter material.

How It Helps

  • Improves classroom management skills: You'll be able to effectively manage, support and work with students who have ASDs.
  • Builds awareness: These lessons can help you better recognize the early signs of autism spectrum disorder.
  • Supports student success: Working with and accommodating students with ASD can help ensure their success in the classroom.

Skills Covered

After finishing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Identify symptoms and treatments for several autism spectrum disorders
  • Recognize the symptoms of Asperger's Syndrome in children and know how the disorder is treated
  • Know how to manage autism
  • Detect early signs of autism and understand the diagnosis process
  • Work with students who have ASD
  • Understand evidence-based practice for autism

6 Lessons in Chapter 1: Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Is Autism? - Spectrum, Symptoms & Treatment

1. What Is Autism? - Spectrum, Symptoms & Treatment

Studying Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) can help you understand how this disorder can be manifested on a spectrum. Explore Autism Spectrum Disorders in this lesson and test your understanding with a quiz.

What Is Asperger's Syndrome in Children? - Symptoms, Definition & Treatment

2. What Is Asperger's Syndrome in Children? - Symptoms, Definition & Treatment

Learn about the common symptoms exhibited by individuals diagnosed with the autism spectrum disorder called Asperger's syndrome. Test your new knowledge with a quiz.

Autism: Causes, Signs, and Management

3. Autism: Causes, Signs, and Management

In this lesson, we'll go over a well-known neurodevelopmental condition called autism, its symptoms, and possible treatments. We'll also discuss a huge controversy that erupted regarding autism and its link to vaccines and whether that link is valid or not.

Screening & Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders

4. Screening & Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Pediatricians begin screening for developmental disorders like autism spectrum disorders (ASD) as early as a child's 9-month well visit. Learn about ASD and various screening and diagnosis methods in this lesson.

Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

5. Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

This lesson will highlight issues that are relevant to teachers of students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), including causes, diagnosis, education and transition into adulthood. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.

Evidence-Based Practice for Autism

6. Evidence-Based Practice for Autism

In this lesson, you will learn about autism and signs and symptoms associated with it. We will also discuss different scientifically-proven methods that have been shown to help children with autism.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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