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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Understanding the characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their implications for behavior, learning and the ability to process information is critical for anyone working or interacting with those on the spectrum -- educators, clinicians, counselors, therapists, medical staff, family and employers. This course will give you a fundamental understanding of what ASD is, how it is diagnosed, the primary areas of impairment, and why prevalence is increasing. Examine the developmental and sensori-motor differences that may impact academic, play, social and self-help skills at different stages of life, including the transition to higher education and employment. Gain a clear understanding of how sensory regulation differs for individuals on the spectrum, and explore practical tools for identifying triggers and communicating feelings. Learn to use evidence-based practices to provide effective interventions and explore typical strengths and weaknesses of individuals on the spectrum in relation to identified impairments. The course culminates with a description of the ASD system of care, an overview of the National Standards Report studies and treatments, and an explanation of how evidence-based practices are established and implemented. Those seeking a more in-depth, instructor-led experience are encouraged to check out the Professional Concentration in Autism offered by UC Davis Extension: https://extension.ucdavis.edu/certificate-program/professional-concentration-autism-spectrum-disorders

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Rating 4.5 based on 206 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks, 2 hours per week
Starts Jun 17 (yesterday)
Cost $49
From University of California, Davis via Coursera
Instructor Patricia Schetter
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Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science Education
Tags Social Sciences Life Sciences Medicine And Healthcare Education Patient Care

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very informative in 19 reviews

Very informative and easy to understand.

Very informative.

Well organisedFlexibleInformative very informative.

This course is very informative and I have learned what I wanted to know.

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The course is very informative .

very very informative and academically stimulating There was a wealth of good information, strategies and ideas for working with children that have autism.

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autism spectrum disorder in 18 reviews

Very helpful class for anyone wanting to expand his or her knowledge about Autism Spectrum Disorders.

The course provides an overview about autism spectrum disorder.

Excelente curso This course is an eye opener and insightful to the Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Thank you Fantastically insightful and thorough course about the fundamentals of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Thank you This was a well organized set of lessons about autism spectrum disorder.

An introductory course for Autism Spectrum Disorders.

I intend to continue studying about autism spectrum disorder.

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very helpful in 9 reviews

I learned too much and the websites suggested by the course are great and very helpfull.

It was very helpful.

I think this course would be very helpful to new teachers and anyone interested in learning basic info on ASD.

n Excellent information Very helpful information particularly in the earlier weeks.

good... Statistics not relevant for those outside of US, but good general info regarding ASD Very helpful materials.

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evidence based in 8 reviews

This course was a nice overview of individuals with Autism and how to best support them in the most effective and evidence based way.

Especially the focus on evidence based interventions is going to be really helpful at working with people with ASD.

The importance of understanding evidence based practices and access to evidence based practices for individuals affected by ASD across the ages is paramount.

Enjoyed the breakdown of the lessons from the core characteristics of ASD, to the DSMV diagnostic criteria, increasing rates and demographics, patterns of strengths and weaknesses, the explanation of Theory of Mind, and finally the evidence based practices and interventions.

very informative with latest research for evidence based interventions with those on the autistic spectrum I suffer with sensory overload myself and learned a lot from this course.

Evidence based research/ practice will corroborate it.

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uc davis in 6 reviews

Thanks a lot UC Davis and Coursera Found the course very informative on an entry level basis.

It gives a comprehensive overview of autism for both family and professionals, and gives the student additional information on the UC Davis Mind Institute and the educational opportunities there.

I wish i could attend classes in UC Davis Mind institute as i found this spectrum quite interesting...

Thanks to the UC Davis mind institute team.

Very helpful to understand ASD, the impacts in different skills at different ages, evidence based practices, and the fantastic job at the UC Davis MIND Institute.

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insight into in 5 reviews

Taking this course has helped me gain greater insight into what kind of things I can do as a teacher to support learns with ASD.

Full of information about a broad range of Lots of theoretical information but very little practical information about what to do with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder Very informative course, gave me a great insight into Autism Spectrum Disorder.

I personally work with an individual with AS and I excepted to have a better insight into some of the things he goes through.

gave insight into a lot of the issues faced by children with asd.

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Rating 4.5 based on 206 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks, 2 hours per week
Starts Jun 17 (yesterday)
Cost $49
From University of California, Davis via Coursera
Instructor Patricia Schetter
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science Education
Tags Social Sciences Life Sciences Medicine And Healthcare Education Patient Care

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