NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Teaching Children with Autism

EDUC 600




Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca

Grading: Letter

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Correspondence

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $365

Class Offered Through Teachers Learning Center

Course Description:

This course will present the causes, symptoms and issues related to teaching children with autism. Language Intervention issues are examined as to their significance in understanding and teaching children with autism. Parenting issues and concerns are addressed in order to help professionals work with parents as their child experiences the school environment. Participants will read research, develop writings and lessons to apply the books concepts to the classroom and school environment for improving the learning experience of children with autism challenges.


1.  Educators will learn about the latest theories and interventions about teaching children with autism and their language and communication challenges. 

2. Teachers will be presented with concepts of overselective responding, descriptions and the spontaneous communicative skills of higher-functioning children with autism.

3. Educators will examine parent education and stress issues, family support and how to develop friendships with mainstream children.  

4. Students will research the latest techniques  in teaching children with autism and examine models for relationships betweens education professionals and parents.  

5.  Teachers will develop lessons, activities and writings that help them understand and work with autistic children in classrooms and schools.


Teaching Children with Autism: Strategies for Initiating Positive Interactions and Improving Learning Opportunities by Robert & Ly Koegel, 2000 Baltimore, Brookes Publishers.  18 pages.

About The Instructor

Joseph C'de Baca
Joseph C'de Baca

Joseph C'de Baca earned his M.Ed. from the University of Phoenix, Denver, CO in Educational Administration. He earned his BA in Industrial Technology from the Metropolitan State College of Denver. Joseph is a former Social Studies and Industrial Technology teacher for 15 years.



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