Note: Some of the material in this course is out of date. It is based on the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-4) and explains diagnoses that are no longer used in the field. A replacement course based on the DSM-5 is currently being produced. Generally, this course discusses the challenges faced by parents of children with autism spectrum disorders
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
2 credit hours, $10.00 per person.
This course examines the social, communication, and behavioral challenges faced by children with autism. Also covered are:
functional behavioral assessment
alternative and complementary treatments
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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.