Autism Spectrum Disorders for Teachers
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This is an overview of autism spectrum disorders for teachers and paraprofessionals. We will examine the psychological, physiological, social, and educational characteristics of individuals who have been identified as having autism, pervasive developmental disorder, Rett's disorder, Asperger's syndrome and childhood disintegrative disorder.
The first half of this course will focus on definition, diagnosis, causes, intervention and program planning. The second half of this course will examine specific intervention strategies (involving ABA, TEAACH Model, and Self-Regulation). The last few lessons will also instruct on how to create learning goals, short term and long-term objectives, the IEP form and creating a lesson plan for students with Autism.
By the end of the course, the student will demonstrate knowledge and skills related to:1. The definition and characteristics of learners with autism spectral disorders2. Causes and prevalence of autism3. Assessment and education placement options for individuals who are considered in need of special education services4. Intervention strategies5. How to create learning goals and objectives6. Become familiar with the IEP form7. Become familiar with the process of creating a lesson plan for students with Autism
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Lesson 1: IntroductionThis introduction will go over course goals.
Lesson 2: Definition and Characteristics of AutismThis lesson will provide current articles and research that focus on the definitions and characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Lesson 3: Causes of AutismThis lesson will provide current articles and research that focus on different theories of the causes of autism.
Lesson 4: Diagnosis and Assessment of AutismDiagnosis and Assessment Procedures will be the lesson focus.
Lesson 5: How to Write Short-Term ObjectivesThis lesson will focus on how to write objectives.
Lesson 6: How to Write Long-Term GoalsWriting goals for students with autism.
Lesson 7: How to Write an IEPHow to write an IEP for a student with autism.
Lesson 8: How to Write a Scripted Lesson PlanThis lesson will focus on how to write a scripted lesson plan.
Lesson 9: Types of Intervention StrategiesThis lesson will summarize some intervention strategies.
Lesson 10: ABA and Positive Behavior SupportsThis lesson will provide current articles and research that focus on the intervention approach ABA and PBS.
Lesson 11: TEACCH ModelStructured teaching of the TEACCH Model will be described.
Additional Course Information
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- Earn an Official Certificate Documenting Course Hours and CEUs
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Course Title: Autism Spectrum Disorders for TeachersCourse Number: 7550006Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countriesCourse Type: UndergraduateCEU Value: 0.9 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earnedAssessment Method: Lesson assignments and review examsInstructor: Dr. Deirdre MithaugSyllabus: View SyllabusDuration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!Requirements: View Technical RequirementsCourse Fee: $55.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $80.00
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Learning OutcomesBy successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Recognize and describe the characteristics of learners with autism spectral disorders.
- Describe the causes and prevalence of autism.
- Describe the diagnosis and assessment of autism.
- Demonstrate writing short-term objectives and long-term goals.
- Demonstrate writing an IEP.
- Demonstrate writing a Scripted Lesson Plan.
- Describe various types of intervention strategies.
- Describe ABA and Positive Behavior Support systems.
- Define the TEAACH Model, and
- Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
An Introduction Assignment 5 Lesson 2 Assignment: ASD Fact Sheet Assignment 25 Lesson 3 Assignment: Causes of Autism Assignment 25 Lesson 4 Assignment: Diagnosis and Assessment of a Case Study Assignment 10 Mid-Term Exam Exam 75 Lesson 5 Assignment: Instructional Objectives Assignment 10 Lesson 6 Assignment: STOs and Long Term Goals Assignment 30 Lesson 7: Write an IEP Assignment 50 Lesson 8 Assignment: Scripted Lesson Plan Assignment 50 Lesson 9 Assignment: Research a Strategy Assignment 40 Lesson 10 Assignment: What Can You Use in Your Classroom? Assignment 25 Lesson 11 Assignment: Debate a Strategy Assignment 20 Final Exam Exam 100 Total Points: 465
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