Certificate in Early Intensive Behaviour Intervention (EIBI)-Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) - Autism Spectrum Disorders

CHFS 3116  Autism Spectrum Disorders

Prerequisites:

CHFS 2106 or PSYC 2006

Antirequisites:

PSYC 3117

Hours:

Three hours of lecture per week for one term.

Credits:

3

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.

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