Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
ADRA-0003
Location:
Online
Length:
10 weeks
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Special Education
Description

Objective:

The course objective is for teachers to expand their practical and theoretical knowledge of autism, with a focus on educating students at the lower functioning end of the spectrum.

Learning Outcomes:

  • demonstrate competence in effective listening and communication skills
  • understand the biology and characteristics of autism
  • differentiate between various aspects of ABA behavior analysis
  • complete a functional behavior analysis
  • identify challenging behaviors
  • identify and develop appropriate curricula
  • apply various instructional techniques in the classroom
  • understand the components of life skills, social skills, and communication skills instruction
  • research best practices

General Course Topics:

  • Overview of Autism
  • Behavioral Principles
  • Challenging Behaviors
  • Curriculum Development
  • General Teaching Strategies
  • Communication Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Life Skills
  • Evidence Based Practices in the Classroom
  • Final Project
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures

Methods of Assessment:

  • Presentations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

70%
Supplemental Materials