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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Teaching Students with Communication Needs (Autism Spectrum Disorders)

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Course Schedule

Session Dates Deadline Status
Summer 2018 Jun 25, 2018 - Aug 10, 2018 Jun 22, 2018 Open
Late Summer 2018 Aug 07, 2018 - Sep 28, 2018 Jul 27, 2018 Open
Fall 2018 Oct 01, 2018 - Dec 07, 2018 Sep 14, 2018 Open
Fall/Winter 2018 Nov 12, 2018 - Feb 15, 2019 Oct 26, 2018 Open
Winter 2019 Jan 28, 2019 - Apr 12, 2019 Jan 11, 2019 Open
Late Winter 2019 Feb 25, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019 Feb 08, 2019 Open
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Course Description

  • CONT812
  • 685.00
  • One Session Qualifications
  • 125 hours
  • EN
  • Online

The additional qualification course, Teaching Children with Communication Needs (autism spectrum disorders), focuses on the development and the implementation of program design for students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

This course provides a detailed look at the characteristics associated with ASD. You will explore research-based approaches to instruction and ways to negotiate challenging behaviour. This course looks at the significance of working with school-based teams and community personnel. Creating a positive learning environment that reflects care, diversity, and equity is the foundation of this course.

This course enhances professional knowledge (through lived experience, inquiry, and reflection), ethical practice, and leadership. This course is aligned with the Ontario curriculum, legislation, government policies, frameworks, strategies, and resources.

Course Learning Expectations

In this course you will:

• analyze, interpret, and implement Ontario’s curriculum, district school board polices, frameworks, strategies, and guidelines
• apply background information regarding the characteristics of ASD
• explore theories that attempt to understand the triad of impairments
• generate ways to create a positive learning environment conducive to the intellectual, social, emotional, physical, cultural, spiritual, and moral development of students with ASD and design ways to develop their social skills
• develop awareness of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit perspectives and ways of knowing
• incorporate various types of programming and therapies such as applied behavioural analysis into classroom practice
• access and explore a variety of resources, including technology
• discover a variety of positive behavioural supports including reinforcement schedules
• collect information about sensory needs and ways to deal with sensory defensiveness
• develop an understanding of how to create and sustain professional learning communities
• develop lessons which show an understanding how to create and sustain safe, healthy, equitable, and inclusive learning environments that honour and respect diversity
• model and adapt expectations, strategies and assessment practices in response to the individual needs of students
• facilitate the creation of learning environments conducive to the intellectual, social, emotional, physical, environmental, linguistic, cultural, spiritual, and moral development of the student
• identify ways to collaborate with in-school personnel, parents/guardians, and the community
• refine professional practice through ongoing inquiry, dialogue, and reflection
• support and model ethical practices
• illustrate the need to respect and conserve resources in the environment
• integrate environmentally respectful perspectives and practices

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Application Requirements

We will use the OCT number you provide during online registration to confirm that you are an OCT member.

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Course Materials

This course has no required resources.
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Applicants who require accommodations for a specific learning need (e.g., learning disability) within their AQ/ABQ course, should click here for further information and support.

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