This course examines autism, its early signs and primary symptoms within the spectrum of autism disorder. It highlights the challenges that ASD poses to both diagnosis, treatment, intervention and teaching. The provision of support and educational placement is examined in terms of the major approaches to supporting autism needs including the strategies that have been found to be effective in managing behaviours and imparting skills based on research on autism. Support for ASD is also examined within the framework of inclusion. In the course, students will have the opportunity to carry out an applied project to support the community and social service sector, in line with CE objectives.
Offered by the Minor in Special Education Programme at SUSS’ S R Nathan School of Human Development, SPE205 is packaged – in partnership with OSLCE - as a Community Engaged Course. Students can fulfil the CE experiential graduation requirement upon satisfactory completion of this course.