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SPED 388 Autism Spectrum Disorders

The course will examine the historical perspective of the autism spectrum, etiology, and characteristics associated with the wide range of disorders. Instructional strategies to be studied include: academic skill acquisition, early communication, language acquisition & development, socialization, applied behavior analysis, and challenging behaviors. Instructional opportunities in non-education settings will be explored. Students will conduct research on course-related topics and review lesson plans on the internet. Prerequisite: SPED 389. Spring, Summer.