Note: Some of the material in this course is out of date.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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