Psychology 358: Autism

  • 3 hours, 3 credits
  • Prerequisites: Psychology 101, 214, and either 221 or 251

This is an advanced course discussing autism and related disorders. The course is in three parts: (1) nature (2) educational programming and 3) present and future contexts. In the first part, we will discuss the characteristics of autism and related disorders, a history of the concept, medical aspects and etiology, and theories. In the second part, we will discuss promoting behavioral competence, communication, social skills, and education for teaching children with autism. In the last part, we will discuss the role of parents, a continuum of services and putting it all together.