1 x 2-hour lecture weekly 1 x 50-minute tutorial weekly 1 x 8-hour independent study weekly 1 x 1-hour on-line exercises weekly
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Assignments, quiz, on-line exercises
This topic will examine current research in the field of autism spectrum disorders, analyse the implications of this research for theoretical positions regarding the primary learning difficulties for students and consider the practical issues associated with curriculum and instruction for educational, vocational and community programs. Family issues and support needs across the lifespan will be considered. Roles of professionals within specialist and generic services responsible for support programs involving individuals diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder and their families will be considered.
Aims of the topic:
To examine a range of literature on autism spectrum disorders and address key issues in relation to diagnosis, family, community, education, employment, and quality of life.
To present best practices in the field of autism spectrum disorders.
To facilitate critical thinking and debate in relation to key issues associated with theory and practice in the field of autism spectrum disorders.
Expected learning outcomes
Demonstrate an understanding of the critical issues associated with the concept and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders
Recognise and problem solve around the challenges experienced by individuals diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder
Understand family related issues associated with autism spectrum disorders
Identify appropriate support needs of individuals with an autism spectrum disorder and their families
Discuss the learning style of individuals with an autism spectrum disorder and relate to teaching/support strategies
Develop knowledge and skills around best practice in educating and supporting individuals with an autism spectrum disorder.
Key dates and timetable
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