EPSE 449 (3.0) Online – Course Outline
There is no exam. Evaluation will be based on lesson-related quizzes and discussion questions and case-study-based assignments.
Topics in this online course include the history, causes, and characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD); assessment for screening, diagnosis and program planning; early intervention; visual and environmental supports; including students with ASD in general education classrooms; and evidence-based communication and social skills interventions.
This upper undergraduate course is appropriate for teachers, speech-language pathologists and other individuals who wish to increase their understanding of evidence-based practices for students with autism spectrum disorders. It is also appropriate for individuals who plan to apply for a graduate program in autism/developmental disabilities at UBC. This course fulfills the autism course requirement for professionals who wish to apply to the Registry of Autism Service providers (RASP).
EPSE 449 is a pre-approved elective for the Diploma in Education – Early Years Education and the Diploma in Education – Infant Development and Supported Child Development.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to demonstrate your knowledge in the following areas:
- History of autism and interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder
- Current diagnostic criteria for ASD
- Current research in the area of causal factors
- Characteristics of individuals with autism spectrum disorder
- Assessment tools for screening and diagnosis
- Early Intervention approaches
- Assessment for program planning and IEP development
- Visual and environmental supports for individual with ASD
- Strategies to promote the inclusion of students with autism in general education settings
- Literacy instruction for students with ASD
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for individuals with ASD
- Strategies for addressing echolalia and other language-based challenges
- Social skills challenges and interventions
- Addressing sensory challenges experienced by individuals with ASD
This is an online course. Students are required to have a computer, access to the Internet, and a Campus Wide Login ID and password to access the course website.
There is no textbook required.
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Latest Revision on: March 30, 2017