Autism Spectrum Disorder, Weiss, Summer 2022
||EDU 5515 C13
||Dr. Lauren Weiss
|Dates and Times:
||July 11 - August 10, 2022
||3 Graduate Credits
The prevalence of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has consistently increased, with the CDC estimating that 1 in 44 eight-year-old children has been diagnosed with ASD in the US. Educational professionals need to be more aware of ASD than ever before. This course provides an overview of ASD (e.g., etiology, prevalence, characteristics, assessment and diagnosis, interventions, etc.) and general instructional strategies for people with ASD. The course focuses on the use of evidence-based instructional practices to educate learners with ASD from preschool through early adulthood. This is an ideal course for in-service teachers, special educators, international educators teaching in the US, and professionals providing related services who want to build a knowledge base regarding students with ASD.
This course will be taught across a combination of modalities: independent work with online modules (including videos and/or PPT slides) and one-on-one videoconferences with the instructor.
This is an ideal course for in-service teachers, special educators, international educators teaching in the US, and professionals providing related services who want to build a knowledge base regarding students with ASD.
Course Goals & Objectives
Through this course, students will:
- Gain awareness of the diagnostic criteria for ASD;
- Learn about evidence-based practices for ASD;
- Evaluate the level of research and effectiveness supporting specific practices for students with ASD;
- Create an individualized lesson/program for a student with ASD that targets an academic skill; and
- Demonstrate a master’s level understanding of the literature via writing a literature review for a specific evidence-based practice for students with ASD.
- Boutot, E. A. (2017). Autism spectrum disorders: Foundations, characteristics, and effective strategies (2nd edition). Pearson.
- Additional reading may be required and the professor will share these readings on the learning management system (e.g., Canvas).
- Recommended. American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). American Psychological Association.
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