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EDUC3036 Autism Spectrum Disorders

Module Overview

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

• To enhance your knowledge about how the field of autism is conceptualized in relation to learning and cognitive theories • To enable you to understand, and critically engage with, the contributions of different disciplines to the policy and provision of educational and other support for individuals with ASD and their families • To develop research-informed perspectives and skills in relation to lived experiences of ASD


• The changing diagnostic landscape of ASD • Theories of learning and intervention for ASD • Evidence-based practice • Advocacy, identity and voice • The concept and practice of inclusion in relation to children with ASD • Adults with ASD • Technologies for supporting social interaction and communication

Special Features

Students will be expected to develop and apply their research skills by interviewing someone with an interest in / connection to the ASD field.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

A mix of lectures and seminars along with directed reading and suggested additional research. Student presentations. Typically this would be 6 double session lectures and 6 hours of additional contact time in the form of tutorials, discussion and poster presentations.


Assessment Strategy

Typically the assignment will be submitted earlier in the module and will inform the poster + report

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal

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