NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

Bringing Education to You

K-12 Professionals

Autism in Your Classroom

EDUC 600




Instructor: Dewey Walsh

Grading: Letter

Monday, August 25, 2014 - Friday, December 19, 2014

Instruction Mode: Correspondence

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $280

Course Description:

This course is a guide for teachers helping students in the classroom who are perceived to be on the Autism Spectrum.  The emphasis will be on academic, social, and cognitive studies.


As a result of participation in this course, participants will:

1.   Develop an understanding about autism and the autistic spectrum disorders.

2.   Understand the behavior and learning characteristics of autistic spectrum students.

3.   Review the academic approaches and instructional strategies used in helping autistism spectrum students.

4.   Learn of the inclusive classroom and the teacher’s capacity along with other staff’s role in the support of autistic students.

5.   Be apprised of the daily struggles of autistic spectrum students.


Autism in Your Classroom: A General Educator's Guide to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Topics in Autism)

The required text is:  Fein, D. & Dunn, M. (2007). Autism in your classroom. MD: Woodbine House.  Textbook can be order from http://www.amazon.com

About The Instructor

Dewey Walsh
Dewey Walsh

Dewey J. Walsh, Ed.D. was a public school teacher and guidance counselor for 34 years. Dewey taught graduate-level professional education classes through Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN for 10 years and the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, for 26 years. Dewey was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota where he attended the University of North Dakota, earning a B.S. &  M.A. in Education and a Doctorate in Teacher Education.


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