Teaching Students With Autism: Strategies for Success Online

This online program teaches you the science behind students with Asperger’s and high-functioning Autism and how to implement strategies to help them succeed.

Key Program Information
Categories Professional and Workforce Development Education Online
Program Type Non-Credit
Delivery Format Online
Next Session Register anytime!
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Program Description

Help students with high functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome succeed in your classroom

As an educator, you may face the challenges which come with having a student with Asperger’s Syndrome or high-functioning Autism in your classroom. The needs of these students are many times different from the rest of your students. This online course will help you gain a better understanding of these students, allowing you to find that delicate balance of understanding how their brains are wired and helping them turn challenges into opportunities.

Some of the situations you may face with Asperger’s and high-functioning Autism are students who blurt out in class, scream when touched on the shoulder, and rock back and forth in their chair. This program will teach you the neurobiology behind these disorders and the way it affects students’ behavior, learning, and thinking. Most importantly, we will help you come up with creative, easy, low-budget strategies to help these kids succeed in the classroom and beyond. Even if you do not have a student with AS of HFA in your classroom, you can benefit from the strategies presented with students who exhibit these characteristics.

Develop the skills and teaching strategies to handle situations including:

  • social awkwardness
  • sensory sensitivities
  • meltdowns
  • problems with homework completion
  • language reciprocity issues
  • violent fixations

Instructors

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Ellen Arnold, a veteran educator, has been a reading specialist at the primary level, a social studies and reading teacher at the middle school level, and a special educator at the high school level. Ellen has spent years helping learners unlock their potential. She holds a bachelor's degree in secondary education and a master's degree in special education—credentials that prepared her to see each student for his or her greatest strengths. Ellen has taught hundreds of students and teachers the secrets to creating highly effective classrooms.

Sponsor

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