Behavioral Challenges of Autism - U

Behavioral Challenges of Autism - U 

Individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have many challenges. Some individuals with autism have behavioral difficulties that interfere with their health, safety, and independence. This course will address some of those difficulties and strategies for prevention and intervention.


Hours: 1.25


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-ATS-TELT-V2U
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Learning Objectives:
Identify behavior challenges that are experienced by individuals with autism
Select strategies for addressing specific behavioral challenges
Identify strategies to ensure the ethical treatment of those undergoing behavioral intervention

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Characteristics of Autism

Meet Grady

Unique Issues

Characteristics of Autism

Intervention Challenge



Section 3: Behavior Challenges

Why Is This Happening?

Communication Problems

Social Interaction Difficulties

Repetitive Behaviors

Restricted Interests

Sensory Issues

Prompt Dependency






Section 4: Addressing Behavior Challenges

Remember Grady?

Standards of Care for Addressing Behavior Issues

Addressing Core Characteristics that Trigger Challenges

Addressing Sensory Issues

Addressing Self-Injury

Addressing Pica

Addressing Aggression

Ethical Responsibilities in Addressing Challenging Behavior



Section 5: Conclusion


Course Contributors



Exam and BrainSparks

Instructor: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Rhonda Davin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 25 years of experience in the fields of developmental disabilities and autism. She has served the field as a teacher, college professor, consultant and expert witness. She started Behavior Consulting Services which provided direct behavior analytic services to children with autism and their families. She has supervised and mentored several behavior analysts and service providers currently practicing in the field today. Dr. Davin has also provided technical assistance for large scale organizational change efforts in the area of Positive Behavior Supports. Disclosure: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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