Intro Students w/Autism Spect

Course Description

This course includes history, terms, law, rights of parents, and issues regarding service and programs. Students will develop understanding of successful teaching environment for students with ASD.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define and describe major models, theories, and philosophies that have formed the basis for thinking regarding those identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Identify the laws and legislation in state and federal litigation as it relates to screening, assessment, educational placement, behavior management, and educational programming for those with ASD.
  • Identify and be able to discuss the issues in definition and identification of individuals with ASD, including those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • Identify characteristics of typical and atypical human growth and development in relationship to those with ASD and related disorders.
  • Describe the effects that ASD can have on an individual’s life from early onset through adulthood and discuss the importance of lifelong professional development as it is related to remaining current regarding research-validated practices in working with those with ASD and their families.
  • Discuss a variety of social skills programs that are appropriate in teaching those with ASD across educational and other environments.
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct on-going self-evaluation of instruction and interaction with families and other professionals in the field of working with those with ASD.

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