Asperger's and Verbal Students with ASD - Part 2

Autism Spectrum
Asperger's and Verbal Students with ASD - Part 2

Students with autism can have strong verbal skills. This course will help you become more aware of their learning styles so that you can better teach. You’ll explore topics like single-pointed attention style, theory of mind, and sensory processing. This course also lays out the challenges for learners with autism when it comes to central coherence, abstract concepts, and executive function. You’ll be introduced to numerous strategies and tools that you can implement, including organizers, checklists, mind mapping, list making, and flowcharting. Finally, the course culminates with a review of communication and social skills deficits. You’ll find this course to be fascinating and actionable with great ideas to support your students with autism.

Course Authors
Catherine Faherty
Catherine Faherty worked with the TEACCH® Autism Program in North Carolina for more than 20 years, where she performed diagnostic evaluations, served as a parent consultant and child therapist, consulted with school programs, and trained teachers and other professionals locally, nationally and internationally. She’s the author of “Aspergers...What Does It Mean to Me?" which provides children with high-functioning autism and Aspergers – and their families and teachers – with a method to understand the effects of autism in their daily lives. She also wrote “Communication…What Does It Mean to Me?” and “Understanding Death and Illness and What They Teach About Life.” You can learn more at


36 minutes