Course Code: REL-IDD-0-WSPASD
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 4/30/2021
Discuss some common challenges that a person with ASD may face in the areas of learning, communication, and coping with stress.
Identify when a person is having difficulties with: regulation, connection, flow, processing information, motor function, visual-spatial function, and executive function
Implement effective support strategies for individuals based on an understanding of ASD and individual differences.
Section One: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section Two: A Spectrum Disorder A. Saturday Morning with Ryan B. Have You Been There? C. A Spectrum Disorder D. The Definition of ASD E. Section Summary Section Three: Individual Differences A. Sensory Modulation and Processing B. Motor Function C. Reception Communication D. Expressive Communication E. Visual-Spatial Function F. Executive Function G. Section Summary Section 4: Social-Emotional Development A. Self-Regulation and Attention B. Engagement and Relating C. Use Affect/Two-Way Communication D. Problem Solving and Behavioral Organization E. Creates and Elaborates with Symbols F. Higher-Order Thinking G. Learning about Sarah H. Section Summary Section Five: Supporting Involvement A. A Chance in the Menu B. Remember Regulation C. Your Energy Level D. Joining In E. Making Connections F. Flow G. Learning about Barbara H. Building on Connections I. Self-Assessment J. Reflective Support K. Empathy First L. Section Summary Section Six: Conclusion A. Course Summary B. Put Into Practice C. Congratulations
Joshua Feder, MD
Dr. Joshua Feder is Director of Research, Graduate School, Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders, voluntary associate professor at UCSD School of Medicine, and medical director at SymPlay, teaching, advocating, and developing technology to support relationship-based interventions (joshuafedermd.com).
Disclosure: Joshua Feder, MD discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Carlat Publishing as Editor in Chief
Relevant Financial Relationship with Quicksilver Software as Medical Director
Relevant Financial Relationship with Fielding Graduate as Adjunct Professor
The target audience for this course is: Entry, Intermediate level Direct Care Workers; Entry, Intermediate level Direct Support Professionals; in the following settings: Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.
BCAT Task List:
C-31 Treatment: Skill Acquisition
F740, F741, F742, F743
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