Online ABA Certificate Course
Introduction to Autism (under construction)
- This workshop provides a framework for understanding the different types of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and their characteristics. A focus is placed on Autism, P.D.D.N.O.S. and Asperger Syndrome. Information on Rett's Disorder and Childhood Disintegrative Disorder is also presented. Parents/caregivers receive information about diagnosis and current trends in Autism research.
- This session will provide an overview of the common characteristics of Asperger Syndrome (AS). Discussion will highlight both the strengths and challenges experienced by individuals with AS. Learning characteristics and the differences between Autism and Asperger Syndrome will be examined, and the impact that AS has on both the diagnosed individual and the people around them will also be discussed.
- This workshop provides a framework for understanding what “communication” means for a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. A Speech-Language Pathologist discuss her role and help parents/caregivers understand the characteristics of autism impacting speech, language and social interactions. Strategies to facilitate communication, understanding, and social skills are provided for verbal and non-verbal individuals.
- This workshop provides a framework for understanding the sensory and motor differences that children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder experience. These differences often impact their behaviour, ability to acquire skills and general quality of life. This workshop helps parents/caregivers determine if their child is experiencing these differences and provides them with strategies for addressing them.
- This workshop provides a framework for understanding the basic principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis. The topics covered include defining behaviour, reinforcement, functional analysis of behaviour and understanding antecedents and consequences. A focus is placed on the communicative function of behaviour.
- This workshop provides a framework for understanding learning styles typical of individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. The topics covered include the importance of recognizing these learning styles and how teaching styles can be adapted to accommodate them.