Using Communication Strategies with Students with Autism and Social Disorders


Autism affects 1 in 68 children in the United States. As educators, we are confronted with the challenges of educating students with Autism and social disorders, while managing behaviors within the classroom and therapy room. This course will explore strategies for attending, learning academic content, managing behaviors, and socializing with peers. Alternative and augmentative means of communication will be discussed. At the conclusion of this class, participants will gain useful tools to maximize communication for all students within the classroom and therapy environments. In this course, participants will be able to identify characteristics of students with autism, understand Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences and how it relates to teaching students with Autism and social disorders, and learn strategies to incorporate into the classroom and therapy room to help students with Autism and social disorders focus, learn, manage behaviors, and socialize. This course is applicable to all educators, guidance counselors/social workers/psychologists, administrators, and any related service providers of all subjects, grades K-12.

45 hours / 3 credits inservice and graduate credits.

Please note: If taking this course for MNU graduate credit, there is a TWO step registration process.

Step 1) Register with OSA by purchasing your Graduate Credit course below.

Step 2) Register with MNU:

OSA will email you a registration link within 3 days. Click the link and complete your MNU registration. The seperate fee to MNU will be $270.

$240 (OSA) + $270 (MNU)= $510 per graduate course with MNU.


Alessandra Barragato


(3 Credits / 45 hours)


Type of Credit

Inservice Credits, Graduate Credits

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