Counseling & Special Ed
Course No. ED445Y, ED545Y
There are many students who appear to lack social understanding, have difficulties with communication and with basic learning skills. The general term of “Autism” is often thrown about and quickly attached to these types of children.
What is Autism? What are the causes? Is there a cure? What other issues impact those children who are diagnosed and fall within the spectrum of Autism? Different people with autism can have very different symptoms.
In this course, we will learn about Autism, gain a greater medical understanding of Autism, understand characteristics and causes, as well as focus on intervention approaches and learning models that assist children within the school setting.
This course will assist anyone working with children who show characteristics of Autism. Whether you are an educator, a parent, a relative, or simply someone who wants more understanding about this complex and confusing disorder, this course will give you a solid knowledge base.
This is a course designed for all educators working within the school setting, Pre-school through High School.
|We advise you to review and download the course syllabus before registering.
1. Recognized key characteristics of disorders discussed in class.
2. Listed numerous types of autism and share a greater understanding of each one.
3. Developed effective intervention approaches for children identified within the Autism Spectrum.
4. Modified curriculum to meet the special needs of children with Autism and other areas of needs.
5. Identified various methods of interventions and how they apply to varying disorders.
6. Analyzed a case study, develop interventions, and provide appropriate levels of academic activities.
7. Looked up disorders within the DSM-IV and understand general medical diagnosis information as well as purposes of medications for disorders.
A course manual may be downloaded, from the instructor’s website at http://www.michaelsedler.com/ without charge, once you have registered for this course.
Click on classes, from there scroll down the page and click on the orange lettering ‘Manual’ next to the class “Autism”. It will download as a PDF.
While there is no fee for the manual, you may have to pay in order to order a book from the bibliography. Or, you may borrow one from a friend or check one out at the public library for free.
I appreciate how the courses I have taken respect us as adult learners. The assignments are thought probing and focus on actual classroom application. You can get a great deal out of the courses, the resources lists are always fantastic.
Professor Sedler organized a very informative course. He provided specific feedback on my assignments. I learned more than I expected to learn. The online format provided a great opportunity for self-paced learning. I look forward to taking more courses from him, and other professors, in this online format. Thank you!
I really enjoyed this class, the book that I chose to read for it was excellent, and I feel like this should be a required course for ALL teachers prior to working with students.
4th Grade Teacher
This was a great class!
4th Grade Teacher
I enjoyed this course and got a lot out of it. As a classroom teacher, I often work with children diagnosed with ASD, and until now did not have formal education on this condition. I feel better equipped to support my students with autism after taking this class.
2nd Grade Teacher
Thank you for this wonderful class. It was very helpful.