Feb 14, 2016
Very interesting and informative. I taught children with special needs for 33 years. I think this course would be very helpful to new teachers and anyone interested in learning basic info on ASD.
Sep 15, 2017
Loved the videos, lots of good material. Wish there had been more discussion, but I was so busy, I might not have been able to participate very much. Overall helpful and useful in my profession.
創建者 JORGE R M•
Jun 06, 2018
創建者 Salau R A•
Jan 10, 2016
創建者 Joydip M•
Oct 17, 2017
A good course in terms of content that is shared. Not so good in terms of pedagogy and teaching method. Doing this course is equivalent to listening someone Voicing power point slides on the screen word for word 90% of the time. That is not why most of us join these courses but that is what comprises 90% of the instruction. Balance 10% comprises short videos and interviews with esteemed personalities from Mind Institute, parents of autistic children and of course, Temple Grandin - that is the part worth spending time on. Also the test questions are very poorly set. Why is it important to have 5 questions in a quiz, of which 2 are asking - what percentage of children need this or that - basically testing rote memory of autism statistics? How exactly does that help learning? Note - I did pass all the tests and the course with flying colors - so this is an impartial observation :)
創建者 Bethany B•
Oct 16, 2016
In general, I enjoyed the contents of the course. It's a general overview that introduces all aspects of Autism Spectrum Disorder which is exactly what I wanted. However, half of the final week is a list of established and emerging practices, so this was quite boring. I could have read them off the screen faster.
My least favorite aspect of this course is that you can't take the quizzes without buying the certificate. Currently, the certificate won't assist me; I simply wanted to learn more about ASD so as to be more informed. This was quite frustrating because I use the quizzes as a means of checking my understanding and retention of the material.
創建者 Tom G•
Dec 21, 2018
Clear and factual course with well presented materials. I found the scope of the course to be very narrow though, lacking a diversity of perspective and no consideration given to the new directions that international autism research is taking. For example, the challenges to the role of theory of mind in autism deficits or the research being conducted by autistic academics. There are autistic individuals working in academia who are responsible for more than photocopying and making the tea! It is also somewhat telling that Autism speaks features prominently in the recommended reading, not to mention the implied ABA bias in the intervention module.
創建者 Katharine A•
Jan 06, 2016
Very helpful information particularly in the earlier weeks. I found the last couple weeks less helpful because of the large quantity of listed interventions without elaboration/examples - I did read the attached report but would have found it helpful to see some of the interventions demonstrated either via a video or diagram. Temple Grandin is a great documentary and I appreciated hearing her perspective regarding tactile sensitivity. She's also a great example of a person with autism who has developed her strengths and worked around her weaknesses and is a highly functional and successful individual. Overall enjoyed this class. Thanks!
創建者 Bhrigu M•
Mar 11, 2019
Good course covers everything related to ASD ,I feel the lecture goes at a very fast pace without explaining much. anyhow I completely enjoyed the course I being a special educator is confident enough this course has widened my horizons. Thanks to the UC Davis mind institute team.
創建者 Elizabeth N•
Feb 15, 2016
Could be more computer friendly. Had good information but hard to engage because the majority of the lectures are just powerpoints with the professor talking over them.
創建者 Ana C M B•
Mar 13, 2017
There are some errors on the quizzes in between the videos. I had to skip a lot of them because it wound't accept the correct answer. I liked the testimonial videos.
創建者 Julie D•
Mar 17, 2018
It's very focused on the American system. (which isn't bad, but it's not for me.)
there are problems with the sound not fitting with the image shown sometimes
創建者 Andrea J V•
Mar 12, 2018
The material was good, but I really think access to the quizzes should be free. Especially since so many lectures all but advertised the UCDavis centre.
創建者 Pat D•
Jul 07, 2016
The course had some useful content, but there was too much time spent on USA centred materials for an iavailabe course.
創建者 Sara A•
Oct 05, 2017
Good course ... but it gives so basic information. I wish it gives more deep and specialized information about autism.
創建者 fouad m•
Sep 22, 2019
overall experience was good, but efforts could be implemented to stream newer videos and develop smarter quizzes
創建者 Elena A•
May 11, 2017
It was interesting but not profound. You had to buy the course in order to submit the quiz.
創建者 Sushmita J•
Jan 05, 2017
a good course, especially if you are not too aware of Autism
創建者 Claire A•
Sep 04, 2016
Good introduction to ASD.
創建者 Manoj J•
Feb 13, 2016
This course is informative and introductory. It has a value in generating a general awareness about ASD. It would be useful for parents and learners who are new to disability issues. The content can be used for introducing and familiarizing with clinical practice with ASD. But this course has the limitation on following grounds
1. The contents of the course are coloured with medical perspective and with pathological view point
2. At some point this course appeared like an advertisement for the institute and its research work
3. This course tried to cover too many things like theory, practice, research, experience and so on. But at the end it failed to do justice all
4. Finally the contents are infected with virus of medicine, market and military science. Terms such as intervention, package, therapy so many terminology. The unfaithful use of "social" in few instance look like an altruism to social science by dominant discipline.
I am sure that this course has market. Evidence based research/ practice will corroborate it. Best wishes
創建者 Gregory W C•
Mar 14, 2016
Aimed at those needing to get services -- in a spectrum of family living. Too much on California systems, not enough on direct coping with day-to-day.
創建者 lisa m e•
Aug 17, 2016
Lots of theoretical information but very little practical information about what to do with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder
創建者 Markus R•
Feb 29, 2016
Short, superficial, and sometimes even condescending towards people with ASD.
創建者 Anna P•
Oct 18, 2018
By the end of the first week of the course, I was feeling that the authors are thinking about ASD as a disease that needs to be cured (as opposed to the idea of neurodiversity). The shameless promo of the MIND institute at the end of week one made me do some research on them — and what do you know, at least two of co-founders are adepts of 'vaccines cause autism' religion, which kind of explains it all. As an adult diagnosed with ASD, I find this course extremely dangerous, misleading and offensive.
創建者 Stephanie W•
Jan 16, 2016
I was really, really hoping that this course would be educational. I personally work with an individual with AS and I excepted to have a better insight into some of the things he goes through. So far, however, I have found many of the lectures condescending. As a person with a disability I find it highly offensive when people speak like they're doing the person with whatever kind of disability a favor for even helping them. People with disabilities are just that, people.
創建者 Ron S•
Mar 05, 2016
Lightweight and marginally informative. While it is clearly aimed at a lay audience, a deeper presentation of the scientific foundations of the disorder is sorely needed. If you're interested in the etiology of autism, you'll need to look elsewhere.
創建者 Camilla Z•
Feb 19, 2016
I found it very easy. But if you do not know anything about Autism, I think you might would contribute from it.