EDS 58200 Methodologies for Teaching K-12 Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

This course will provide an understanding of the neural impact on regulation and reaction to stimuli for individuals diagnosed with autism. Students will study research-based methodologies which address sensitivity to stimuli including: positive behavioral supports, applied behavioral analysis (ABA), Project TEACCH model, sensory integration, visual supports, and assistive technology. They will explore the assessment of behavioral functions and learn how to apply this knowledge to create and maintain a functional program. Research based strategies on how to prevent or reduce challenging behaviors along with classroom structure and organization will also be addressed.