Jan 28, 2023  
2018 - 2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
2018 - 2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDSP 500 - Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders

Credits: (3)
Instructional Method: Three hours lecture.
Addresses characteristics and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders including levels of severity; cognitive abilities; medical aspects; communication, language, and social development; and differential diagnoses. The primary emphasis is on autism and Asperger syndrome although Rett syndrome, Childhood disintegrative disorder, and PDD-NOS are also discussed. Students learn the impact of the characteristics of ASD on learning in order to develop an individualized program, which would allow students to access the general curriculum as well as an adapted curriculum. Proactive teaching strategies, accommodations, and modifications that support socialization, communication, and academics are addressed.



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