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Please note: This course has updated the term "Asperger's Disorder" to Autism Spectrum Disorder" ASD... due to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; DSM-5) stating that, "individuals with a well-established DSM-IV diagnosis of autistic disorder, Asperger's disorder, or pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified should be given the diagnosis of autism spectrum Disorder." Coolidge, F. L., Marie, P. D., Rhoades, C. S., Monaghan, P., & Segal, D. L. (2013). Psychometric properties of a new Measure to assess autism spectrum disorder in DSM-5 American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 83(1), 126-130.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article References:
Barnard-Brak, L., Richman, D. M., Chesnut, S. R., & Little, T. D. (2016). Social Communication Questionnaire scoring procedures for autism spectrum disorder and the prevalence of potential social communication disorder in ASD. School Psychology Quarterly, 31(4), 522-533.

Steps to receive a Continuing Education Certificate for this Course

Step #1 - Read Section 1 then Answer Question 1. Question 1 is located at the end of Section 1. Then, click on the Test link found at the end of Section 1 to answer question 1. Read Section 2. Answer question 2 and so on.

Step #2 - After completing and scoring the Test a Certificate granting 6 CE credits is issued to you.
Course Descriptions: This course mainly focuses on the area of Autism Spectrum Disorder regarding building social skills. It draws attention to, for example, Effective Parenting Strategies for Building Social Skills and specific content a therapist could use in his or her next session. Coordinating Instructor: Tracy Appleton, LCSW, MEd

Course Reviewed 2023

Course Transcripts:
Section 1
--Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Section 2
--Parenting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Section 3
--Sensory Processing in Autism
Section 4
--Treating Autism Spectrum Disorder
Section 5
--Social Behavior Development in Children with Autism

Section 6
--Parenting Challenges with ASD
Section 7
--Practices for Autism in Schools
Course Articles:

Section 8
--Social Stimuli and Autistic Children
Section 9
--Sensory Integration in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Section 10
--Making Sense of the Sensory in ASD
Section 11
--Peer Social Skills in Adolescents with ASD Part I
Section 12

--Peer Social Skills in Adolescents with ASD: Part II
Section 13
--Sensory Processing Disfunction and ASD
Section 14
--Social Referencing in Children with ASD
Section 15
--Increasing Social Integration in Children with ASD
Section 16

--Communication and Children with ASD
Section 17
--Interventions for Elementary Students with ASD

Section 18
--Families with Children on the Spectrum

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Instructor’s Name & Credentials: Tracy Catherine Appleton, LCSW, MEd, CE Program Administrator, Course Development Coordinator, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a Masters Degree in Education. Ms. Appleton has had experience in developing, providing, and presenting adult education programs since 1979. Expertise in program content: Experience as an Outpatient Therapist and Private Practice.

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