Students with Asperger’s Syndrome
Instructor: Julie Coates
Dates: March 5- March 30, 2012
Today, every school in America has students who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome-a neurological disorder on the autism spectrum. The effects of this disorder vary widely, but it is important for every teacher to understand how to recognize behaviors that may indicate Asperger’s Syndrome. In this course, you take away strategies for working effectively with Asperger’s students. You will also find out how to work effectively with parents to create the most positive learning environments for children and teens with Asperger’s Syndrome. The course is geared for K-12 teachers, but it is also relevant for counselors, faculty in higher education, parents and anyone else interested in understanding this important issue.
In the four units of this class, you will learn
- What is Asperger’s Syndrome
- Effective communication and learning environment
- Effective Interventions
- Working with Parents
Julie Coates is an experienced researcher, teacher and trainer in the area of students with Asperger’s. She teaches courses at the graduate level in adult and higher education for the University of South Dakota, does seminars, training and online courses for K-12 teachers, and has experience teaching in an elementary school. Coates wrote the pioneering book Generational Learning Styles. She authored a chapter on students with Asperger’s as co-author of the new book, The Pedagogy of the 21st Century.
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