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By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name four symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
-Name three parenting strategies for building social skills.
-Name four areas of sensory processing.
-Name two methods for treating intense interests.
-Identify five tools used for treating Autism Spectrum Disorder.
-Describe four child discipline techniques to avoid.
-List five guidelines for choosing a classroom that will facilitate social skills.
-Explain the difficulty with sensory processing for children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder.
-Explain a problem for an Autism Spectrum Disorder child in school who is over-responsive to touch sensations.
-Explain the five categories of Autism Spectrum Disorder students' understandings of friendship in this study.
-Explain why adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder masquerade.
-Explain what was done to the social story used to address Ben's refusal to do his homework in favor of a preferred activity.
-Explain social stories and comic strip conversations and how they are helpful for an adolescent with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
-Explain the result of teaching the two males to offer objects during a social script.
-Explain the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).
-Explain the three intervention techniques used to change peer expectancies and increase the social interaction behaviors of children with autism.
-Explain the four suggestions to foster relevant skills in communication and social skills.

"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."