SPED 560: Introduction to Autistic Spectrum Disorders
(2 credit hours, graduate)
Instructor: Carol Johnson, Ph.D.
Summer, Fall and Spring Semesters
University of North Dakota
Enrollment very limited.
This introductory course is the first of 6 interdisciplinary courses focusing on autistic spectrum disorders offered by the University of North Dakota. Its central purpose is to introduce participants to the history, characteristics, and theory associated with the spectrum thereby enhancing their understanding of these disorders.
Topics to include:
Pervasive Developmental Disorders not otherwise specified
Diagnostic Criteria and Assessment
Theory of Mind
General and special educators, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physicians, nurses, social workers, parents, and others
Computer (Windows XP or Mac OS X or higher) with web access, real-internet access, and e-mail
Course delivery method:
Persons who enroll in this course will purchase a textbook. On a weekly basis, they will view assigned 60-minute class lectures via the internet, view related assessment demonstrations via the internet, read assigned reading(s), participate in a 45-minute live chat session, and participate in threaded discussions on related topics. (The Instructor will schedule chat sessions during the first week of class. Every effort will be made to schedule chat sessions around students' work schedules.)
Students are required to attend 45-minute chat sessions once a week and to participate in discussion threads on topics posted by the instructor throughout the semester. In addition, the course requires a case study of a youngster with (or suspected of having) ASD. The case study will be mailed to the instructor.
Course registration deadline:
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*Subject to change without notice.
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For additional information:
Should you wish more information about this course, please contact Carol Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)