Autism Spectrum Disorder

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About this course: 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.…

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

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About this course: 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

Created by:  University of California, Davis
  • Taught by:  Patricia Schetter, Project Coordinator, Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

    Davis MIND Institute
Commitment 5 weeks, 2 hours per week Language English, Subtitles: Russian, Portuguese (European) How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. User Ratings 4.5 stars Average User Rating 4.5See what learners said Coursework

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Syllabus


WEEK 1


Course Information & Overview of ASD



This module provides an overview of the course and of Autism Spectrum Disorders or ASD. You will learn the definition of this spectrum disorder (and why it's considered a spectrum of disorders), how autism is diagnosed, the core areas of impairment, the process for qualifying for special services, and the statistics that show that the diagnosis rate of autism spectrum disorders is increasing.


7 videos, 1 reading expand


  1. Video: Course Introduction
  2. Video: Introduction
  3. Video: What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
  4. Video: Why is Autism a Spectrum Disorder?
  5. Video: How to Qualify for Special Education Services
  6. Video: What are the Impacts of Increasing Rates of Autism?
  7. Video: Summary
  8. Reading: Suggested Activity: Visit the Autism Speaks ASD Video Glossary

Graded: Week 1

WEEK 2


Developmental Differences in Autism Across the Lifespan



This module discusses how autism spectrum disorders affect development at different life stages. The importance of early identification is discussed, as are common indicators of autism in infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and K-12 students. Finally, you will learn about the challenges individuals with autism spectrum disorders face as they approach adulthood, as well as tips to help smooth the transition.


9 videos, 1 reading expand


  1. Video: Introduction
  2. Video: Why is Early Identification Important?
  3. Video: What are Indicators of ASD in Infants and Toddlers?
  4. Video: What are Indicators of ASD in Preschoolers?
  5. Video: What are Indicators of ASD in K-12 Students?
  6. Video: What Happens After High School?
  7. Video: How to Transition to Work
  8. Video: What are Some Helpful Tips for Finding Work?
  9. Video: Summary
  10. Reading: Suggested Activity: Interview a Parent of a Child with ASD

Graded: Week 2

WEEK 3


Patterns of Strengths and Weaknesses



In this module, you will learn about strengths and weaknesses amongst people on the autism spectrum, especially as these pertain to learning differences. Theory of Mind (ToM) is also discussed and how the lack of or delays in ToM can lead to various social and relationship challenges for people on the autism spectrum.


6 videos, 1 reading expand


  1. Video: Introduction
  2. Video: What are the Strengths and Weaknesses in School Subjects?
  3. Video: What are the Strengths and Weaknesses in Processing?
  4. Video: What is Theory of Mind?
  5. Video: How can Strengths and Passions be Leveraged?
  6. Video: Summary
  7. Reading: Suggested Activity: Watch HBO Documentary "Temple Grandin" (2010)

Graded: Week 3

WEEK 4


Understanding Sensory Regulation Differences



In this module, we focus on sensory issues that people on the autism spectrum experience. Particularly, you will learn about hyper and hypo reactivity, body awareness and balance issues, and how these sensory difficulties can sometimes manifest themselves into strong emotional and behavioral reactions, including the importance of prevention and teaching self-advocacy and coping strategies.


6 videos, 1 reading expand


  1. Video: Introduction
  2. Video: What are the Diagnostic Features of Autism?
  3. Video: What are Sensory Regulation Differences?
  4. Video: What Senses Relate to Body Awareness and Balance?
  5. Video: How do Sensory Difficulties Relate to Emotional and Behavioral Reactions?
  6. Video: Summary
  7. Reading: Suggested Activity: Sensory Overload Experience

Graded: Week 4

WEEK 5


Using Evidence-based Practices



In this final module, you will learn about several evidenced-based practices (EBP), including the Early Start Denver Model, developed by Dr. Sally Rogers of the UC Davis MIND Institute, two national resources that track evidence-based interventions for ASDs, and the importance of systems level support and fidelity of use of recognized EBPs.


8 videos, 1 reading expand


  1. Video: Introduction
  2. Video: What Care is Available?
  3. Video: Who is Developing Evidence-based Practices?
  4. Video: What is Social Narrative?
  5. Video: Why is the National Standard Report Important?
  6. Video: How can we Implement EBPs?
  7. Video: Summary
  8. Reading: Suggested Activity: Read the Reports Discussed in the Module
  9. Video: Course Wrap-Up

Graded: Week 5

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