By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Explain six parenting experiences regarding children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
-Discuss six communication-based interventions for nonverbal children with autism.
-Explain five techniques regarding imitative responses in young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
-Discuss a school-based integrative approach for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
-Explain three behavior interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
-Discuss two forms of family involvement with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
-Explain two child-centered play therapy techniques for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
-Discuss three behavioral compliance training techniques for children with autism to tolerate routine medical examination.
-Discuss four spontaneous social interaction techniques for school-aged children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
-Discuss three school-based interventions for autism.
-Discuss two aspects Asperger's Syndrome and autism.
-Explain six social communication techniques for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
-Explain four parents' intervention techniques for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
-Discuss five theraplay techniques for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
-Explain what behaviors are common in nonverbal children with autism who demonstrate difficulty with ACC systems.
-Explain in what socialization approach are peers utilized to role play sharing, helping, giving affection and praise for preschool children with autism.
-Explain what is the rationale behind using social story interventions.
-Explain what is the goal of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) interventions.
-Explain what areas of communication and language do persons with autism have the most difficulty.
-Explain what is the difference between a transparent and an opaque symbol in iconicity.
-Explain what type of stimulation has been shown to predict children's later cognitive competence.
-Explain why do many children with autism not respond to a verbal request but suddenly become aware of your existence if you touch them.
-Explain what notion is the basis of dynamic assessment because it accounts for the level of potential development.
-Name the five steps used in the ABA process, after targeting the behavior that needs to be changed.
-Explain what is the result of parent education programs that obligate the parents to designate certain time periods to work one-on-one with their children.
-Explain what were the results of daily exposure to typical peers who were motivated to interact with children with autism, but were untrained.
-Name the minimum two requirements for Missouri clinicians who make an AD diagnosis.
"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."