Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-307-200 058064 Autism: Spectrum Disorder
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-307-200 AUTISM: SPECTRUM DISORDER ...terminology, genetic and brain structure differences, types of autism, diagnostics and treatment touching on supports.
Total Credits3
Prior Learning Assessments
None
Course Competencies
  1. Discriminate between the various diagnosis collectively known as Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
  2. Examine current scientific findings related to ASD and the brain.
  3. Analyze the impact of early intervention on children with ASD.
  4. Explore the nuances of social communication as they relate to ASD.
  5. Explore the concept of structured teaching.
  6. Summarize the importance of sensory processing as it relates to behaviors of persons with ASD.
  7. Examine strategies in reducing negative behaviors in persons with ASD.
  8. Foster play and friendship for persons with ASD.
  9. Analyze the differences in social thinking and the impact of theory of mind between persons with and without ASD.
  10. Support the adult transition years of a person with ASD.
  11. Support families.
  12. Explore the educational system as it relates to persons with ASD.