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SPE3002 Autism Spectrum Disorder

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Education
School or Department : Education

Other requisites

Students have to have completed four units of study.


SPE3002 introduces the beginning teacher to the world of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Students will interrogate the triad of difficulties experienced by children with ASD, in particular communication, socialization and behaviour difficulties. They will research aspects of ASD and Asperger syndrome to understand the complex nature of the disorders. Teaching and learning strategies to maximise learning outcomes for students with ASD will be integral to each part of the course. Understanding the component difficulties experienced by students with ASD will also inform the processes and skills required to manage behaviours in the classroom setting. NOTE: Minimum enrolment numbers apply to this offering. Should enrolments not reach the minimum number required for on-campus study, students may be transferred to the WEB offering and advised of this change before semester commences.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2011 On-campus Fraser Coast
Semester 2, 2011 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2011 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2011 Online