EDS 56100 Characteristics of Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

In this course, Early Intervention Specialist candidates will learn the characteristics and diagnostic features of young children on the autism spectrum. Candidates will review the historical evolution of autism as a diagnostic entity. An emphasis will be placed on the significance of interdisciplinary teamwork, clinical observation, and in the establishment of meaningful and collaborative parent-teacher and inter-agency partnerships. Differential diagnostic tools will be provided. Finally, candidates will receive valuable information concerning federal and state regulatory procedures and best practices that guide the instruction of children with special needs.




EDS 50200; EDU 50410 or EDU 54100.