Autism in Your Classroom
Instructor: Dewey Walsh
Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)
Instruction Mode: Correspondence
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
NDSU Credit Fee: $280
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.
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 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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