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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 159 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks, 2 hours per week
Starts Feb 11 (6 weeks ago)
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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autism spectrum disorder in 14 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.

great info As I am in the spectrum it would be a help to my thesis Very informative for a beginner who wants to go further in this area and help individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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An introductory course for Autism Spectrum Disorders.

I intend to continue studying about autism spectrum disorder.

very informative in 14 reviews

Very informative and easy to understand.

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

Very helpful for all speialists who ontact the patients on ASD Very Informative.

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evidence based in 7 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.

Introduces you to evidence based interventions and modules that could further enhance your knowledge and understanding in the field.

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.

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.

It also gives you an insight into the world of adults with autism, which is not a subject you can usually hear a lot about.

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.

working with in 4 reviews

Although I had many years of experience working with students in various learning environments, this position was my first time working specifically with autistic kids.

If you are employed in the education system and will be working with students on the spectrum, I would highly recommend taking this course.

I wish the course was longer and included work with intervention strategies according to age of the individuals we are working with.

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

adults with in 4 reviews

This course gives us important information about the ASD which can be usefull for professional who due with kids and adults with ASD such as families whose have kids or adults with the ASD.

As I worked with adults with ASD I found it very good, that this group was referred to too, not only children with ASD.

There is very little about adults with autism, and there is no interaction facilitated between learners or between learners and educators.

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Rating 4.5 based on 159 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks, 2 hours per week
Starts Feb 11 (6 weeks ago)
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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