Autism Spectrum Disorders: Theories to Evidence-Based Educational Practice

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Autism Spectrum Disorders: Theories to Evidence-Based Educational Practice

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Behavioral Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    Introduction

    This subject will familiarise students with research which drives clinical understanding of the prominent definitions and conceptualisations of autism spectrum disorders in children and adolescents. The focus will be on assisting students to examine and evaluate this research to gain an in-depth knowledge of the core autism-based impairment areas and the ways in which these impact on child/adolescent academic learning, social integration, and behaviour. This subject will also explore generic educational approaches developed to assist children/adolescents with an autism spectrum disorder to comprehend the social demands they confront in the school and home environments and learn specific strategies for dealing with these demands in a positive manner.
     
    Learning Objectives
    1. To gain knowledge of the key diagnostic features and impairment domains of ASD.
     
    2. To gain knowledge of key interview and observational methods for assessing individuals with an ASD.
     
    3. To become familiar with the key educational and therapeutic interventions developed for individuals with an ASD.