Autism in Children and Adults

Autism in Children and Adults

  1. Module Title: Autism in Children and Adults
  2. Module Prefix/Number: PSYC 370
  3. Credit Hours: Three (3)
  4. Description: This course will examine the issues with regards to low-functioning autism in children and youth. It covers background information in the areas of etiology and intervention techniques for children and youth with autism.
  5. Student Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course students will have:
    • Develop an awareness of the nature of autism
    • Explore an overview of autism; remediation of deficits in speech, language, life skills and socialization; behavioral principles; curriculum development and the general strategies for teaching
    • Develop treatment interventions and strategies for changing behaviour
  6. Grading Scale: Your letter grade in this course will be determined by calculating your score on all assignments and exams as a percentage of the total possible score, on a standard grading scale:
    Your Letter Grade Your Score as % of Total
    A 90–100
    B 80-89
    C 70-79
    D 60-69
    F 0-59


    Assignments 40%

    As part of the requirements, students must complete short assignments based on these studies. There will be 2 assignments, each attracting 20% of total course grade.

    Assignment (Essay) 20%

    Students are also required to turn in an essay assignment.

    Guidelines for the essay assignment:

    • Word limit: 1500 – 2500
    • The assignment should be typed using Times New Roman, 12-point size, double spaced, and 1″ margins.
    • The assignment should be edited for spelling and grammar.
    • References to be provided using the APA guidelines.

    Exam 40%

    There will be a Final exam. The exam will be based on material covered in the textbook readings and lecture notes.