EDSP6347 Characteristics of ASD and Developmental Disorders

Course Description

This course focuses on the typical characteristics associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disorders, identification, procedures used, and the development of appropriate intervention programs.

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: None

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Investigate the characteristics and needs of students with ASD and other developmental disorders.
  • Evaluate the assessment and education placement options for individuals who are considered in need of special education services.
  • Appraise the procedures for planning instruction for individuals with ASD and other developmental disorders, including procedures related to functional academic and life skills.
  • Formulate procedures for implementing behavior management techniques, including procedures related to applied behavior analysis and positive behavior supports.
  • Evaluate procedures for improving communication skills, including procedures related to the use of various augmentative and alternative devices or other communication systems.
  • Investigate procedures for improving social skills, including procedures related to the use of social stories.
  • Design procedures for managing the teaching and learning environment, including procedures related to the use of assistive technology and sensory integration.
  • Evaluate transition issues and procedures across a life span.