This course will help educators understand the learning style theories of Asperger's syndrome and the issues that Asperkids face. A variety of learning strategies and accommodations are presented in order to help students succeed in facing the challenges that schools and life present. Educators learn to maintain a structured and supportive learning environment that is conducive to the needs of Asperkids and all students. Educators will research the topic of Aspergers syndrome to see what is happening in the educational community to understand and assist Asperger's students. Teachers will develop lessons and activities to demonstrate application of concepts and learning methods that help improve the learning success of “Asperkids” in school and society.
Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for current K-12 educators who need to complete professional development credits and/or graduate-level courses for license renewal and salary advancement.
Course Materials: Asperkids: An Insider's Guide to Loving, Understanding and Teaching Children with Asperger's Syndrome by Jennifer O'Toole, available at Amazon.com or your local bookstore.
Bachelor's degree required.
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