NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Across the Spectrum: Teaching Students with Autism

EDUC 792 or 600




Instructor: Dr. Larry Napoleon

Grading: Letter

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Combination

Location: Course is available either online or print-based, ,

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $390

Partner Class Offered Through Learner's Edge

Course Description:

Finally, a course specifically designed to help you work with students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Participants will explore the following important components: characteristics and types of ASD, the role of assistive technology, intervention models, proven instructional approaches, parent involvement techniques, and available support services.


As a result of this participation in this course, students should:

 l.  Gain knowledge and understanding of the five types of ASD

2.  Incorporate an intervention model into a classroom lesson plan

3.  Understand how to effectively use assistive technology in the classroom

4.  Gain the ability to recognize the symptoms and presentations of ASD

5.  Analyze instructional approaches for ASD students


The required reading is found in the text listed below:
Pierangelo, R. & Giuliani, G. ( 2008). Teaching students 'with autism spectrum disorders. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwih Press.

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