SPED-472 Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorder (3 cr.)
A foundation for understanding individuals with Autism spectrum Disorders (ASD) and its effect on the individuals’ life and learning, through a comprehensive overview of the history, current literature, and best practices.
SPED-473 Behavioral Interventions and Positive Behavior Supports (3 cr.)
Study functional behavioral assessment (FBA) and behavioral intervention planning (BIP) for individualized behavior problems for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and related disabilities in the PK-12 educational setting. Focus on assessment skills to produce data-driven environmental modifications, pro-social replacement behaviors, consequence strategies, and home-school collaboration.
SPED-474 Augmentative Communication and Social Skills (3 cr.)
Review current literature in supporting communication and social skills for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder; including best practices in assessment and implementation of augmentative and alternative communication interventions.
SPED-475 Assessment and Methodology of Autism Spectrum Disorder (3 cr.)
Critical review of assessment methods used in the identification of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Formal and informal assessment results are utilized to create an intervention plan that is responsive to the student’s individual needs.