Children with Autism
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Robert Nickel, MD, professor of pediatrics and expert in the field of autism, discusses the challenges faced by parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Based on 30 years of experience as a developmental and behavioral pediatrician Dr. Nickel helps parents understand the behavioral, social and medical issues surrounding autism. Also discussed are developmental delay and autism, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Asperger syndrome, alternative and complementary therapies and medication.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • discuss the characteristic behaviors of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • describe the general recommendations for treatment and the professions that can support children with autism and their families
  • list the medical problems experienced by many children with autism
  • describe the next steps to obtain further information about autism
  • list behavioral strategies that parents can use with children with autism
First I would like to say that this course was very informative for me. As of yet I have not had any foster children with autism. I was surprised to see that sometimes it goes undiagnosed for so long. I also like the information about the picture schedules. After reading more about them I think I could even use them for other types of speaking disabilities. I also learned that floortime can be helpful in other situations also. This course has really opened my eyes to autism is . Thank you.
Lisa T.

I found this course to be very enlightening and I will better be able to assist my Foster Son will some of the issues that he is having. I feel better educated and prepared to move forward with further diagnostic tools.
Michelle M.

This course examines the social, communication, and behavioral challenges faced by children with autism. Also covered are:

  • developmental delay

  • functional behavioral assessment

  • Asperger syndrome

  • alternative and complementary treatments

  • medical issues

  • medications

(2 credit hours, $10.00 per person)