EDS-506 - Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Course Overview

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a range of complex neurodevelopment disorders, characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior.   People with ASDs handle information in their brain differently than other people.  ASDs are “spectrum disorders.”  That means ASDs affect each person in different ways, and can range from very mild to severe.  People with ASDs share some similar symptoms, such as problems with social interaction.  But there are differences in when the symptoms start, how severe they are, and the exact nature of the symptoms. 



The focus of this professional development course will be to teach you the following:

  • Definition of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Age of onset of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Gender Features of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cultural Features of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Co-Occurring Conditions with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Familial Patterns of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Specific Disorders on the Autism Spectrum
  • Signs and Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Screening and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Eligibility Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Educational Implications of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Terminology you will learn in this course includes:

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Aspergers syndrome Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chelation Childhood disintegrative disorder Classic Autism Developmental screening
Discrete trial training Early intensive behavioral intervention Echolalia
Floortime Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act Multidisciplinary team
Occupational therapy Perseveration Pervasive developmental disorder-Not otherwise specified
Picture exchange communication system Pivotal response training Retts syndrome
Sensory integration therapy Speech therapy TEACCH
Verbal behavior intervention    

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