Course: SPED 404. Teaching Diverse Learners with Social-Communication Disabilities, Including Autism (3)
This course is designed to provide information regarding the social-communication challenges faced by diverse learners, including students who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Emphasis will be placed on implications for intervention and instruction based on students’ learning characteristics, including: (a) the roles of social interaction and communication in cognition and learning; (b) specific learning needs of students with social-communication disabilities, including ASD; and (c) critical evaluation, selection and implementation of interventions for students with social-communication disabilities, including ASD. The teacher’s role in working with families and teaming with other disciplines to develop a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach across ages and severity of these disabilities will be examined. This course may be taken prior to admission to the Credential Program. Available for graduate credit.