Teaching Children with Autism

ED 501 Course Syllabus and Assignments

Course Readings

Teaching Children with Autism: Strategies for Initiating Positive Interactions and Improving Learning Opportunities by Robert & Ly Koegel. Baltimore, Brookes Publishers. 180 pages.

Course Description

This course will present the causes, symptoms and issues related to teaching children with autism. Language Intervention issues are examined as to their significance in understanding and teaching children with autism. Parenting issues and concerns are addressed in order to help professionals work with parents as their child experiences the school environment. Participants will research and develop writings and lessons to apply the books concepts to the classroom and school environment for improving the learning experience of children with autism challenges.

Course Objectives

1. Educators will learn about the latest theories and interventions about teaching children with autism and their language and communication challenges.

2. Teachers will be presented with concepts of overselective responding, descriptions and the spontaneous communicative skills of higher-functioning children with autism.

3. Educators will examine parent education and stress issues, family support and how to develop friendships with mainstream children.

4. Students will research the latest techniques in teaching children with autism and examine models for relationships between education professionals and parents.

5. Teachers will develop lessons, activities and writings that help them understand and work with autistic children in classrooms and schools.

Teaching Children with Autism

$395

3 Credits

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Course Syllabus and Assignment Rubrics

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The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards seeks to identify and recognize teachers who effectively enhance student learning and demonstrate the high level of knowledge, skills, abilities and commitments. This course aligns with #1, #2, #3 #4 and #5 of those standards.

Chapter Review/Reflections:

Write several paragraphs summarizing the main ideas, knowledge or information you thought was significant from each chapter in the book. Extended bullet points of main issues are also acceptable. See rubric for guidelines.

Chapters:

Introduction: How Aspergers Saved my Life

1. Emerging Interventions: Children & Autism
2. Communication, Language Intervention
3. Overselective Responding Implications
4. Spontaneous Language Use
5. Social Communicative Skills Hi-Functioning
6. Teach the Individual: Model Autonomy
7. Parent Education and Parent Stress
8. Social Support for Families
9. Social Support for Families
10. Integrated School Placements
11. Parent Pro Collaboration and Efficacy
12. Parent-Pro Consultation Model

Writing Assignments

Read the book: Teaching Children with Autism: Strategies for Initiating Positive Interactions and Improving Learning Opportunities by Robert & Ly Koegel. Write chapter Reviews/Reflections for each of the chapters in the book. Research the topic and write an Article Review regarding issues related to Autism. Develop a lesson/unit plan or a project/activity using concepts in the book. Then write a two-page Final Application Essay linking key concepts from the book. Focus your writings and activities on the concepts and strategies from the book and related assignments on how you can apply them to your school environment, teaching methodology and instructional practice.

Required Assignments

1. Book readings
2. Chapter Reviews/Reflections
3. Research Article Review
4. Lesson/Unit Plan or Project/Activity
5. Final Application Essay Format: Use size 12 font size and 1.5 line spacing, Bolded headers and titles. Use your own styling format or an APA/MA writing style format.

Email Assignments to: teacherslearningcenter@gmail.com in 1 or 2 Words docs.
Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca 727-258-7233

Teaching Children with Autism

$395

3 Credits

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Email * (please provide personal email - school district emails often fail or get blocked)
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Your School District *

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