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Introduction To Autism Spectrum Disorders (EEC-540)

Semester: Spring 2021
Number: 0810-540-001
Instructor: Stephen Shore
Days: Tuesday 4:30 pm - 6:20 pm
Note: Online, Both synchronous and asynchronous
Location: Online
Credits: 3

Students must post a completed fieldwork log to Moodle
This Course Satisfied The New York Staterequirement For 3 Hours Of Training In
"needsof Children With Autism"zoom Dates:1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 3/2, 3/30, 4/20, 5/11

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An introduction describing the range of cognitive, behavioral, social and academic issues of individuals with autism, Asperger Syndrome, and related disorders. Topics include: theories of cause and development, diagnosis, education and therapeutic interventions, psychosocial adjustment, IEP development, multi-disciplinary teams, and working with the family. 10 hours of fieldwork required.

Learning Goals:   COURSE OBJECTIVES: In this course, students will have the opportunity to develop a knowledge base in the following areas:1. The social and behavioral science based understanding of Autism and related disorders including Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Delays2. Current theories of causation and surrounding controversies3. Historical context of these conditions4.The process of identification and diagnosis5.The psychosocial and educational needs of individuals on the spectrum6.Description and evaluation of educational, medical and psychological interventions7.The IEP process and IDEA entitlements 8.Working with interdisciplinary, instructional teams9. Understanding the human perspective Working with parents and families

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