BBP383 - Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Developmental Disabilities

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Subject Title
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Developmental Disabilities

Subject Description

In this course, students will explore the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) as they are used to address behaviour excesses and deficits associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. This course is an examination of ASD and developmental disabilities from a broad perspective, including the etiology, possible theories of causation, assessment practices, and diagnostic features. Students will discuss the impact of the commonly associated mental health issues that a diagnosis can bring on the family unit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Summarize the historical view of the assessment and treatment of individuals with disabilities.
  2. Discuss the diagnostic features commonly associated with ASD and other developmental disabilities.
  3. Describe the impact of a diagnosis on family members to develop interventions that are inclusive of individual family needs.
  4. Assess behavioural profiles to guide treatment and program planning across the lifespan.
  5. Distinguish between evidence-based and non-evidence-based interventions.
  6. Debate the “right” to personal liberties and effective treatment.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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