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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Course Schedule
Session Dates Deadline Status
Fall/Winter 2020 Nov 09, 2020 - Feb 12, 2021 Oct 23, 2020 Open
Winter 2021 Jan 25, 2021 - Apr 09, 2021 Jan 08, 2021 Open
Late Winter 2021 Feb 22, 2021 - Apr 23, 2021 Feb 05, 2021 Open
Spring 2021 Apr 12, 2021 - Jun 11, 2021 Apr 02, 2021 Open
Late Spring 2021 May 10, 2021 - Jul 02, 2021 Apr 30, 2021 Open
Summer 2021 Jun 28, 2021 - Aug 13, 2021 Jun 18, 2021 Open
Late Summer 2021 Aug 09, 2021 - Oct 01, 2021 Jul 30, 2021 Open
*Registration will remain open until 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the posted registration deadline date.
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Course Description

  • CONT912
  • CAN 735.00
  • 6 credits
  • 100 hours
  • EN
  • Online

The emphasis in the AQ Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in B.C. course focuses on the development and the implementation of program design for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This course provides a detailed look at the characteristics associated with ASD, research based approaches to instruction, and ways to negotiate challenging behaviour. In addition, the significance of collaborating with school-based teams and community personnel to support the educational and the developmental needs of students with ASD.

Topics in this course include:

• background information regarding the characteristics of ASD
• theories that attempt to understand the triad of impairments
• ways to create a positive learning environment to include students with ASD and ways to develop their social skills
• various types of programming and therapies such as Applied Behavioural Analysis
• a variety of positive behavioural supports including reinforcement schedules
• learning about sensory needs and ways to deal with sensory defensiveness

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Application Requirements

B.C. Teaching certification

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Course Materials


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