UNDERSTANDING AUTISM

EDU2UA

2021

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.

SchoolEducation

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnne Southall

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesTutorials & online learning tasks

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHaddon, M.

Year2003

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PublisherDOUBLEDAY

ISBN9781408185407

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Understanding Autism

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDodd, S.

Year2005

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherELSEVIER

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Specified Journal Articles

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorN/A

Year2000

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PublisherVARIOUS

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Social and Communication Development in Autism Spectrum Disorders [electronic resource]: Early Identification, Diagnosis, and Intervention

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorCharmon, T. and Stone, W.

Year2006

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherGUILFORD

ISBN978-1593857134 9781593857134

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The TEACCH approach to Autism Spectrum Disorders

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMesibov, Shea, Schopler.

Year2005

Edition/VolumeN/A

Publisher SPRINGER

ISBN1475709900, 978-1475709902

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Autism Spectrum Disorders and AAC

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMirenda and Lacono

Year2009

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherBROOKES

ISBN978-1-55766-953-7

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Understanding Autism

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSusan Dodds

Year2005

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Explain how the complex nature of the autism spectrum disorder influences learning.
02. Identify and justify educational priorities and link them with differentiation and effective learning strategies.
03. Locate and report on current research and resources in the field of autism and apply to learning contexts.
04. Identify and analyse learning difficulties and teaching strategies associated with communication, social skills and behaviour for students with autism.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne Southall

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Three online quizzes (equivalent to 1400 words)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

Three peer mediations and research (equivalent to 1400 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Case Study

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne Southall

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Three online quizzes (equivalent to 1400 words)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

Three peer mediations and research (equivalent to 1400 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Case Study

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO3, SILO4