spe576 | Graduate
Characteristics Of Autism Spectrum Disorders
This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Development and Social-Relational Approaches
- Describe the effective strategies that are typically used in a social-pragmatic approach to working with children with ASD.
- Explain the role of cognition development and sociocultural influences in students with ASD.
- Justify why it is important to facilitate play with peers when working with young children.
The Development of Communication and Sensory Integration
- Analyze the effect of responses to sensory stimuli and the manifestation of repetitive or stereotyped patterns of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
- Describe foundational sensory challenges of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
- Identify communication profiles of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
- Summarize foundational and prerequisite skills that students with ASD need for communication.
Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Describe characteristics associated with ASD.
- Categorize early indicators, diagnostic tools, etiology, and prevalence of ASD.
- Compare historical and theoretical foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with current state and federal definitions of ASD.
- Analyze current and emerging practices and service delivery models designed to meet the social and academic needs of students with ASD.
Teaching Academic and Functional Skills
- Associate technology that enhances learning with academic and functional skills necessary for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
- Identify visual and technical supports to enhance verbal interactions and task completion for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
- Identify evidence-based practices for accommodations, modifications, and specific routines, and structures to support improved outcomes of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
- Describe formal and informal assessment tools and techniques.
- Collect and analyze multiple sources of data across settings to assess and monitor individual learning, development, and overall progress.
- Construct profiles of strengths, challenges and emergent potential across core domains of learning and development.
Applied Behavior Analysis
- Coordinate behavioral data between home and school.
- Apply interventions incorporating ABA: discrete trial instruction, incidental teaching, and pivotal response training.
- Summarize theoretical frameworks underlying applied behavioral analysis (ABA).
- Identify strengths and weaknesses of ABA interventions and myths surrounding (ABA).
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