UNDERSTANDING AUTISM AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATIONS

EDU4UAA

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, pre-service teachers will develop an understanding of how a child with autism may see and experience the world, particularly in early learning and school contexts. They will research issues that surround inclusive education particularly as they relate to communication, social skills and coping behaviours. PST's will also investigate how a child with autism may develop expressive and receptive language skills and how schools and students can use alternative technologies and augmentative communication systems to support communication skills.

SchoolEducation

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnne Southall

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesReview of education policy and school procedures, literature and current research related to children on the autism spectrum. Student will create an ILP that links to flexible learning pathways. Students will undertake a small case study investigation that focuses on social skills, communication and behaviour

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admitted into EBECB or EBECP and EDU3THP or subject coordinators approval

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

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. Examine the complex nature of the educational needs of students on the autism spectrum
02. Identify and justify educational priorities for a student with autism and linked the priorities with flexible learning pathways and effective learning strategies
03. Locate and report on current research and resources in the field of autism and applied the research 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, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne Southall

Class requirements

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

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
Seven 2.00 h tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Policy Analysis (Approx 1500 words) A critical analysis of the acts and government policies that impact inclusive principles for students with autism

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Peer Mediation (Equivalent 1500 words) A collaborative task which develops and demonstrates the capacity to work in Professional teams to support the learning for students with autism

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Case study; Individualised Learning Plan (Approx 2000 words) Application of the module content using a case study to demonstrate the skills to develop an individual learning plan for a student with autism.

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne Southall

Class requirements

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

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
Seven 2.00 h tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Policy Analysis (Approx 1500 words) A critical analysis of the acts and government policies that impact inclusive principles for students with autism

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Peer Mediation (Equivalent 1500 words) A collaborative task which develops and demonstrates the capacity to work in Professional teams to support the learning for students with autism

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Case study; Individualised Learning Plan (Approx 2000 words) Application of the module content using a case study to demonstrate the skills to develop an individual learning plan for a student with autism.

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4