UNDERSTANDING AUTISM

EDU2UA

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students develop understandings of how a child with autism may see and experience the world, particularly in learning and school contexts. Issues that surround inclusive education are interrogated particularly as they relate to social skills and coping behaviours of students with autism. Communication skills and a range of teaching strategies to facilitate communication skills are also investigated.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMary Keeffe

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSpecified Journal ArticlesPrescribed2000-2008VARIOUS
ReadingsAutism Spectrum Disorders and AACRecommendedMirenda and LaconoBROOKES (2009)
ReadingsSocial and Communication Development in Autism Spectrum Disorders [electronic resource]: Early Identification, Diagnosis, and InterventionRecommendedCharmon, T. and Stone, W.GUILFORD (2006)
ReadingsThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the NightRecommendedHaddon, M.DOUBLEDAY (2003)
ReadingsThe TEACCH approach to Autism Spectrum DisordersRecommendedMesibov, Shea, Schopler.NEW YORK: SPRINGER (2005)
ReadingsUnderstanding AutismRecommendedDodd, S.ELSEVIER (2005)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMary Keeffe

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus one hour of online learning per week"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Case study and research (equiv. to 1,200 - 1,500 words)40
Three online quizzes (equivalent to 1400 words)30
Three peer mediations and research (equivalent to 1400 words)30

Mildura, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDeborah Neal

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus one hour of online learning per week"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Case study and research (equiv. to 1,200 - 1,500 words)40
Three online quizzes (equivalent to 1400 words)30
Three peer mediations and research (equivalent to 1400 words)30