Jan 27, 2023  
Fitchburg State University 2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SPED 8042 - Interventions for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders


3 cr.


This course will connect the content learned in the first three courses; Foundations and Characteristics of Autism, Assessment, and Positive Behavior supports while re-examining the history and range of theories associated with ASD, the medical neurodevelopment and biological etiology, diagnostic criteria and the federal and special education laws. Candidates will examine the range of intervention techniques, strategies, and methodology to increase access to curriculum while identifying interfering behaviors in order to create a positive learning environment. Candidates will apply information on research based interventions for a specific student in order to identify and select educational practices to meet a specific student’s unique needs and plan for appropriate adaptations to support their communication (including the use of augmentative and alternative communication and assistive technology), sensory, social, and academic needs while monitoring student progress across settings. Candidates will create components of an Individualized Education Program (IEP) that are pertinent to instructional models associated with ASD. A 25-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  , SPED 8041  ; may be taken concurrently with SPED 8180  



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