Online Class: Autism Spectrum Disorders for Teachers

This online course 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.

Self-Paced, Online Class
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  • 11
    Lessons
  • 12
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 9
    Hours
    average time
  • 0.9
    CEUs
 
 

Course Description

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.

Course Goals: 

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 disorders
2. Causes and prevalence of autism
3. Assessment and education placement options for individuals who are considered in need of special education services
4. Intervention strategies
5. How to create learning goals and objectives
6. Become familiar with the IEP form
7. Become familiar with the process of creating a lesson plan for students with Autism
 

 

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
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  • Lesson 1: Introduction

    This introduction will go over course goals.
  • Lesson 2: Definition and Characteristics of Autism

    This lesson will provide current articles and research that focus on the definitions and characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • Lesson 3: Causes of Autism

    This lesson will provide current articles and research that focus on different theories of the causes of autism.
  • Lesson 4: Diagnosis and Assessment of Autism

    Diagnosis and Assessment Procedures will be the lesson focus.
  • Lesson 5: How to Write Short-Term Objectives

    This lesson will focus on how to write objectives.
  • Lesson 6: How to Write Long-Term Goals

    Writing goals for students with autism.
  • Lesson 7: How to Write an IEP

    How to write an IEP for a student with autism.
  • Lesson 8: How to Write a Scripted Lesson Plan

    This lesson will focus on how to write a scripted lesson plan.
  • Lesson 9: Types of Intervention Strategies

    This lesson will summarize some intervention strategies.
  • Lesson 10: ABA and Positive Behavior Supports

    This lesson will provide current articles and research that focus on the intervention approach ABA and PBS.
  • Lesson 11: TEACCH Model

    Structured teaching of the TEACCH Model will be described.
 

Learning Outcomes

By 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.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

Additional Course Information

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Course Title: Autism Spectrum Disorders for Teachers
Course Number: 7550006
Lessons Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars (836 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: May 2022
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU 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 earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus

Student Testimonials

  • "One of the most useful and challenging online courses I've taken. I would absolutely recommend this class to teachers. This course conveys a wealth of information and detail. It will be of benefit to teachers of all subjects and grade levels PreK-12 wishing to extend their knowledge of autism as it relates to the role of educators and classroom practices. The content is well-written and clearly presented, with each lesson logically progressing from the one preceding it. The assignments are carefully chosen and constructed, and prompt the student to reflect carefully on all they have learned. Great class." -- Daniel W.