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SED 544 Soc Interv Autism Spec Disor

The course focuses on the social, emotional, communication, and behavioral needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). In-depth examination of the challenges in these core areas and current research in evidence-based practices to support individuals with ASD provides the context for a seminar format where the instructor and students identify and examine topics of special interest. A 10-hour field-experience is arranged during class-time where students provide instruction in social learning and self-regulation to children and youth with ASD from the community. Parental contact and communication with school and community partners is an essential component of the field experience. Content related to NYSED requirements for training on autism spectrum disorders is included in this course. Prerequisites: SED 512 or equivalent course in behavior. Meet with instructor prior to start of course. Fingerprint clearance required.