EDSP 367 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders

This course provides an overview of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and evidence-based best practices for supporting students with ASD in educational settings.

Please note, this course is not part of a program leading to eligibility of a Virginia state teaching license (or license in any other state). Individuals seeking to obtain a state teaching license should contact soelicensure@liberty.edu for recommended course options.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

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This course provides information on autism and gives the foundation, characteristics, and effective strategies and approaches to interventions with an emphasis on school settings. 

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After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the candidate will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the candidate is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be a minimum of 250 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge and include at least one citation from the course text. In addition to the thread, the candidate is required to reply to 2 other classmate’s thread. Each reply must be a minimum of 150 words. (CLO: A, C, D, E, F, G)

Based upon a provided topic, the candidate will critically review 3 journal articles related to key module topics utilizing the Liberty University Online Library. Each Journal Article Review must be at least 2 pages and in current APA format. (CLO: A, C, D, F)

The candidate will create a PowerPoint presentation for a teacher audience that addresses specific considerations, interventions and strategies for students with autism. The PowerPoint will include at least 12 slides and will include at least 5 references. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F, G)

The candidate will develop activities, problem-solving strategies, and a record-keeping method to evaluate progress based upon a review of current literature on sensory processing disorders. The final product will be a 5–8 page paper in current APA style. The paper must include at least 5 references, including the course textbook and the Bible. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F, G)

Each quiz will cover chapter reading from the course text. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes and contain multiple-choice and short-answer questions. All quizzes have a 1-hour time limit. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F, G)

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