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Autism: Intervention Strategies & Techniques. John C. Burke, Ph.D. & Shawn Henry M.Ed. Kentucky Autism Training Center University of Louisville. Course Overview & Requirements. Required Reading.

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Autism intervention strategies techniques

Autism:Intervention Strategies & Techniques

John C. Burke, Ph.D. & Shawn Henry M.Ed.

Kentucky Autism Training Center

University of Louisville

Course overview requirements

Course Overview & Requirements

Required reading

Required Reading

1. Simpson & Myles. Educating Children and Youth with Autism: Strategies for Effective Practice. Pro-Ed Publishing: 1998.

2. Quill. Do-Watch-Listen-Say Social and Communication Intervention for Children with Autism, Brooks Publishing: 2000

3. Hodgdon. Visual Strategies for Improving Communication, QuickRoberts Publishing,


Course description

Course Description

  • Students examine instructional approaches used with students with autism.

Course description1

Course Description

  • Particular emphasis is on research based strategies that have shown considerable utility in facilitating increases in communication, social skills, and involvement in group activities.

Autism intervention strategies techniques

In addition, the course also focuses on specific techniques to reduce the impact of the children's display of interfering behaviors.

Autism intervention strategies techniques

Participants explore the implications of using different instructional approaches in combination with technology-based behavioral and instructional supports that promote generalization of skills.

Course objectives

Course Objectives

  • Students will:

    • Acquire knowledge in developing and applying instructional and behavioral supports for students with autism.

Autism intervention strategies techniques

  • Know the essential components of several different approaches used with children with autism and be able to contrast them.

Autism intervention strategies techniques

  • Have an in-depth understanding of principles, which underlie behavioral approaches used with students with autism and how technology can be infused with behavioral teaching principles.

Autism intervention strategies techniques

  • Describe major learning characteristics commonly seen in students with autism including overselective responding and know general intervention strategies to target such characteristics.

Autism intervention strategies techniques

  • Know specific strategies for successfully targeting communication skills using effective teaching strategies and augmentative communication technologies.

Autism intervention strategies techniques

  • Demonstrate high level of proficiency in defining, targeting, and measuring social and pragmatic skills including initiations, eye-contact, turn-taking, social proximity, commenting, etc.

Autism intervention strategies techniques

  • Know how to plan programs for increasing play, leisure, and vocational skills.

Autism intervention strategies techniques

  • Know fundamental factors that must be considered in planing classroom structures and organizing daily activities.

Autism intervention strategies techniques

  • Be prepared to develop a plan using effective teaching practices for promoting the inclusion of a child with autism.

Autism intervention strategies techniques

  • Gain an understanding of methods of teaming across professionals and family members of students with autism.

Autism intervention strategies techniques

  • Learn methods of systematically extending educational programs to involve parents, siblings, and peers of students with autism.

Course requirements

Course Requirements

  • Students are required to attend classes on a regular basis through interactive chat or in the studio. The student must contact the professor prior to missing any scheduled classes.

Autism intervention strategies techniques

  • Class participation is an essential component to your success in this course.

Grading procedures

Grading Procedures

Autism intervention strategies techniques

  • Grades will be determined by the quality of work performed by the student on the class activities following.

Autism intervention strategies techniques

Grading procedures are as follows:

  • Class Participation = 25 points

    • Three Point Summaries (15)

    • Questions and Comments (10)

Three point summaries

Three Point Summaries

  • (15 pnts) Prepare a brief "three point" summary for each assigned reading from the required textbooks. If there is reading from both books for the week, you only provide “three points” total.

  • Provide at least three sentences per each “point”.

  • The summary should convey your understanding of the material.

  • Email each summary to, [email protected] and [email protected], on a weekly basis

  • Title the email with “Three-Point Summary and date”

Autism intervention strategies techniques

These will be due on the Tuesday prior to the start of the class in relation to the respective required readings.

Mid term examination

Mid-Term Examination

  • The Mid-term examination will cover material from classes 1-6.

  • The exam is due in the office by February 25, 2004.

Autism intervention strategies techniques

  • Final Examination= 20 pnts The final examination will cover classes 7-14. The format will be similar to the Midterm. The final is due in the office by April 28, 2004.

Autism intervention strategies techniques

Course Project = 35 pnts

  • This will be a cumulative project in which you will be required to identify one student with autism who is in need of a specialized intervention program.

Autism intervention strategies techniques

  • Based on information presented in class and in the literature, the student will design a comprehensive intervention educational or home-based program for addressing the student's needs. This project will serve as a proposal for future implementation.

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