Today, every school in America has students who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome—a neurological disorder on the autism spectrum. The effects of this disorder vary widely, but it is important for every teacher to understand how to recognize behaviors that may indicate Asperger’s Syndrome. In this course, you take away strategies for working effectively with Asperger’s students. And you will find out how to work effectively with parents to create the most positive learning environments for children and teens with Asperger’s Syndrome.
The course is geared for K-12 teachers, but it is also relevant for counselors, faculty in higher education, parents and anyone else interested in understanding this important issue.
One month, Julie Coates instructor
All courses for K-12 teachers are $145 each, with an optional additional $45 paid later for graduate credit from the University of Sioux Falls.
Technical Requirements: Access to Flash needed for audio and slide presentations
What is Asperger’s Syndrome
-How is AS diagnosed
-What kinds of behaviors are common among AS Students
-What experiences are typical for AS students in school
Effective communication and learning environment
-What constitutes a comfortable environment
-How to tell if your AS student is feeling lost
-Bullying and inclusion
-Enforcing the IEP and 504 Plans
-Teens and AS
Working with Parents
-Listening to Parent Concerns
-Understanding Parents’ experiences and perspective
-Creating Parent/Teacher Teamwork
About online learning
Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun.
How the Course Works
It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom. You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.
Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.
Participate when you want
You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.
For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.
What you will do
For each Unit, you will:
For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week.
The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.
All courses for K-12 teachers are $145 each, with an optional additional $45 paid later for one graduate credit from the University of Sioux Falls. Print the Graduate Enrollment form to start the credit process.
Avg. hours 16, 1.6 CEUs/ILUs
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