May 21, 2024  
Fitchburg State University 2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SPED 8041 - Assessment of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

3 cr.
A variety of assessment tools for diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorders are explored and implemented to gain a more thorough understanding of an Autism Spectrum diagnosis. In addition, several curriculum-based assessment tools used for evaluating existing skill sets in a variety of areas, including academics, vocational skills, social skills, executive functioning skills, and activities of daily living are explored and implemented, with a focus on using this information as a component of determining appropriate learning objectives. A 50-hour field based experience is required as part of this course.

Note: The state requires 150 field based experience hours, with a minimum of 75 hours in an inclusive setting with students with autism and 75 hours of additional experience in any type of school setting working with students with autism.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 8040  

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