This program is designed for teachers, parents of children with autism, paraprofessionals working with students who have special needs, and social workers, nurses and child development specialists. You’ll develop skills, strategies and techniques to help promote educational and social success in individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. You’ll learn about the impact of early intervention, strategies to reduce negative behaviors, and how to foster play and friendship.
Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - Introduction
18 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class.
Provides an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and information to support individuals of the ASD. Focuses on ASD and how individuals and families may be impacted, and differentiates between typical development and atypical development associated with ASD.
Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social Integration
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class.
Identifies social skill issues; facilitate play skills; monitor behaviors; and create supportive learning and play environments for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It is recommended that course 10-307-130 ASD, Introduction be taken prior to taking this course.
Autism Spectrum Disorder, Teaching Methods
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class.
Familiarizes the learner with evidence based practices for working with children with ASD. Students will collect, record, and apply data; implement behavior plans; utilize technology to support instruction; facilitate development of basic life skills; and communicate effectively with families, professionals, and others in the community.