Executive Certificate: Autism Spectrum Disorder - Key Domains [Level III] (ONLINE)
This course covers a few but important topics including sensory processing challenges, verbal behaviour challenges, specialisation abilities and imagination and systemising abilities. Learners will learn and understand in depth about the significance of these challenges and abilities in autism. Learner will understand the three key subtypes of sensory processing disorder and the results obtained from the Sensory Profile administration and its purposes. Learner will also be learning about the developmental milestones of language and literacy as well as the several types of verbal operants – mand, tact, echoic, intraverbal, autoclitic (although imitation is also considered one at times) as well as textual, transcriptive, and copying a text – which function as components in the verbal behavior.
Learner will learn that prosocial behavior is a social behavior that benefits others as a whole (e.g., helping, sharing, turn-taking). Obeying the rules and conforming to socially accepted behaviors are also regarded as prosocial behavior. In addition, social skills are essential in facilitating interaction and communication with others where social rules and relations, and changed in verbal and nonverbal ways. The process of learning these skills is called socialization, which is also one key challenge that individuals with autism encounter. Last but not least, you will learn about the different types of imagination and how imagination deficits in individuals with autism that may result in aphantasia and hypophantasia, and for some, hyperphantasia. Underlining the imagining process is systemizing – i.e., the drive to analyze or construct systems – from where talent in autism comes in many different forms.
- Unit 1: Sensory Processing Challenges in Autism & Sensory Profile
- Unit 2: Verbal Behavioral Challenges & Literacy Development in Autism
- Unit 3: Prosocial & Social Skills and Socialization in Autism
- Unit 4: Imagination Deficit, Creativity & Systemising Abilities in Autism
- Assessment is based on coursework and assignments with no formal examinations
- Guided learning hours to fulfill: 60 hours
21 years and above
Diploma graduate in any discipline
1. Pearson Test of English (PTE) 51; or
2. IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5; or
3. Equivalent (Pearson Versant English Test). Students can attend Pearson Online English (POE) to brush up English.
(Non-refundable one-time application fee of SGD 95.00 is payable upon application)
Marking Fee (all assignments)
Stripe/ Credit card/ Alipay
Refund Terms for Course Fee only
90% – more than 28 days before course commencement
50% – less than 28 days before course commencement
10% – less than 3 days before course commencement
0% – more than 3 days after the course commencement