EDSP6315 Parent Involvement in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Course Description

The purpose of this course is for students to investigate, appraise, and apply evidence-based practices for early intervention of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and evaluate strategies for promoting parent education, parent training, and parent involvement in early childhood education.

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: None

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Evaluate appropriate screening measures to use for young children (<4 yrs) in order to identify ASD.
  • Identify the elements of an Individual Service Family Plan in order to generate and plan based on child characteristics and family needs.
  • Analyze and critique evidence-based practices in order to justify their use according to an individual child’s needs.
  • Evaluate a child’s individual needs in order to formulate a transition plan that will promote inclusion in the least restrictive environment.
  • Evaluate a variety of family support services in order to make appropriate recommendations to families of children with ASD.
  • Evaluate effective strategies in order to develop appropriate parent training modules to promote education and parent involvement for parents of children with ASD.