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
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.