UNDERSTANDING AUTISM

EDU2UA

2019

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.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnne Southall

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)
ReadingsUnderstanding AutismPrescribedSusan Dodds2005

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain how the complex nature of the autism spectrum disorder influences learning.

Activities:
TBE

02. Identify and justify educational priorities and link them with differentiation and effective learning strategies.

Activities:
TBE

03. Locate and report on current research and resources in the field of autism and apply to learning contexts.

Activities:
TBE

04. Identify and analyse learning difficulties and teaching strategies associated with communication, social skills and behaviour for students with autism.

Activities:
TBE

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne Southall

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"These tutorials are delivered via zoom (Online)"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Three online quizzes (equivalent to 1400 words)30 01, 02
Three peer mediations and research (equivalent to 1400 words)30 01, 02, 03
Case Study40 03, 04

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne Southall

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"These tutorials are delivered via zoom (Online)"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Three online quizzes (equivalent to 1400 words)30 01, 02
Three peer mediations and research (equivalent to 1400 words)30 01, 02, 03
Case Study40 03, 04