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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



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,

1996


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.


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


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 instructional approaches in combination with technology-based behavioral and instructional supports that promote generalization of skills.

  • Students will:

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












Course requirements
Course Requirements programs to involve parents, siblings, and peers of students with autism.

  • 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.



Grading procedures

Grading Procedures success in this course.



Grading procedures are as follows: by the student on the class activities following.

  • Class Participation = 25 points

    • Three Point Summaries (15)

    • Questions and Comments (10)


Three point summaries
Three Point Summaries by the student on the class activities following.

  • (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”


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 class in relation to the respective required readings.

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

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



Course Project = 35 pnts classes 7-14. The format will be similar to the Midterm. The final is due in the office by April 28, 2004.

  • 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.


  • 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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