IEC0106 Understanding Autism
This course aims to provide an introduction to autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The content of the course will include the identification and diagnosis of autism; the etiology and epidemiology of autism; cognitive, behavioural, and social communication/interaction characteristics of individuals with autism; the impact of individuals with autism on their families; and the lifespan development of individuals with autism.
IEC0107 Teaching Students with Autism
This course aims to introduce students to SPED curriculum framework on living, learning and working in the 21st century with focus on pragmatic, doable and sustainable teaching strategies. Topics to be covered include the importance of early intervention; the service delivery models including the inclusion of students with autism in regular schools; different intervention models, and respective strengths and challenges; evidence-based intervention/instruction practices regarding academics, problem behaviour, social communication, and daily living skills; student-centered planning; parental involvement.
IEC0108 Theory to Practice: Project work
This course provides an overview of the methodology used for data collection to make data-based decisions. This is achieved with the use of evidence-based practices to develop, design and implement intervention plans for students with autism. The intervention plans involve but not limited to the following four aspects including academic behaviour, communication skills, daily living skills, and problem behaviour.