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Behavior Support for Students with Autism | Learners Edge

Behavior Support for Students with Autism
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Graduate Credits
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The diversity of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) showcases their unique strengths and perspectives, which can be a great asset to society. This form of neurodiversity can lead to behavior that might be disruptive in a classroom setting. Through the use of case studies and expert resources, this course will break down the basics of common ASD behaviors for general educators and support staff to assist autistic students. Learn about evidence-based practices (EBPs), functions of behavior, replacement behavior, and reinforcements as strategies to understand and address behavior challenges. Explore how visual supports, social stories, video modeling, and an understanding of sensory function can assist autistic students with communication and social skills. Determine how Pathological Demand Avoidance Disorder (PDA) and anxiety can impact how students with ASD behave. Understand how the difference between a medical and social model of disability can reframe our work with these neurodivergent individuals. This important course will shed light and understanding on the best ways to compassionately and efficiently support autistic students. 

This course format builds from module to module in a way that allows you to work through each of the essential ideas in smaller, more focused segments. You’ll find the same great resources and applicable assignments, distributed over 10 modules.
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Summer 2024
Registration Open: Dec 16, 2023 - Jul 15, 2024
Coursework Due: Aug 15, 2024
Fall 2024
Registration Open: Mar 16, 2024 - Oct 22, 2024
Coursework Due: Nov 15, 2024
This course does not have a textbook
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