Academic Calendar 2017/2018 - Autism Spectrum Disorders
CHFS 3116 Autism Spectrum Disorders
Prerequisites:CHFS 2106 or PSYC 2006
Hours:Three hours of lecture per week for one term.
Description:This course will explore the nature of Autism Spectrum Disorders, including epidemiology, screening and assessment, and treatment and interventions. A lifespan approach will be applied to a broad range of topics, including historical considerations, diagnostic issues, prevalence/incidence, profile of ASD including the triad of impairments, genetic linkages, cognitive processing and executive functioning, and evidence-informed interventions including an introduction to applied behavioural analysis and positive behavioural support models. Students will consider evidence-informed principles for the development of successful programs for children and adolescents with ASD, as well as explore best-practice models for youth transition into adult care and supportive services. Principles of child/family centered care and support will be studied throughout the course. This course is also offered as PSYC 3117.