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AEX1830X Evidenced-Based Intervention / Instruction for Students with Autism

Lead Faculty: Dr. KayDee Caywood

Course Description

The course is designed to provide the student with relevant strategies/ instructional methods that are appropriate for young children (Pre-K-5) with emphasis on development of Communication Skills, and older children (Grades 6-12) that include strategies on inclusion with general education standards as well as those that include Life Skills curriculum. All intervention strategies are taught according to their ultimate success in a full-inclusive environment. Assignments will contribute to a multiple portfolio piece (for the Autism Certificate portfolio) that students can refer back to when working with individualized programs for students with ASD.

Length: Eight weeks
Cost: $525

To register for this class contact Extended Learning at 1-800-NAT-UNIV ext. 8600.

Learning Outcomes

Upon satisfactory completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of effects of medication on children with autism.
  • Identify the impact of academic and social abilities, attitudes, interests, and values on instruction and career development on children with autism.
  • Demonstrate understanding of effective management of teaching and learning for children with autism, including evidence-based theories and strategies, and technology.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ways to create successful learning environments for students with autism, that allow individuals to retain and appreciate their own and each others' respective language and cultural heritage.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of augmentative, alternative, and assistive communication strategies for students with autism.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the theories and research that form the basis of curriculum development and instructional practice for students with autism, in respect to the scope and sequences of general and special curricula.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of roles and responsibilities of the para-educator related to instruction, intervention, and direct service for students with autism.

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