EDS 58000 Characteristics of K-12 Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

This course is designed to provide the students with an overview of autism spectrum disorder K-12. The students will examine epidemiological factors and causes as related to ASD. Participants will develop an understanding of the signs and symptoms associated with ASD along with characteristics such as Theory of Mind. The Missouri Autism Guidelines Initiative will provide the structure for identifying diagnostic characteristics. Topics such as traditional and nontraditional therapeutic and intervention strategies, legal and social issues, community resources, and school and family will be examined. EDU 34100/EDU 54100 Education of the Child with Exceptionalities and EDS 50200 Behavior Management highly recommended prior to taking this course.