By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Explain what is autism.
-Name six steps for encouraging a child to talk.
-Name five parts to echolalia.
-Explain why did Dr. Koegel and the autistic child’s family believe the autistic child needed to be mainstreamed into a regular classroom.
-Name three parts to replacement behaviors.
-Name two parts to floor-time as a family approach.
-Name the two goals of floor-time.
-Name three things to think about when considering doctors and long waits.
-Name four techniques to aid in simple play for toddlers and preschoolers.
-Name four tips for free time at school.
-Explain what kind of autistic people are being idendified as People with Asperger’s Syndrome.
-Name 6 parts to making conversation.
-Name 4 Parts to Making Friends and Play Dates.
-Name 5 parts to playing with others.
-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."