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Autism Spectrum Disorders

Certificate of Completion Program (18 credits)

NOTE: Special Education teachers interested in earning the ASD Specialization should click here

The ASD program of courses has been designed to provide teachers and personnel with the most current information and strategies for their unique instructional settings.

Completion of all 18 credits and attendance at all course meetings is required to earn the certificate of completion.

It is recommended that you complete courses in the following order:

SpEd 486/586 ASD: Foundations & Strategies

3 credits

Mickey Pardew, Ph.D. Professor at Western Oregon University

Offered Winter and Summer terms

Current knowledge and practices in the education of children and youth with ASD will be presented. Systems for identifying and prioritizing educational goals, design of curriculum, instructional strategies and communication techniques will be reviewed. Social integration and family involvement will also be addressed. NOTE: This introductory course must be taken first.

SpEd 487/587 ASD: Evidence-Based Teaching Methods & Strategies

3 credits

Jennifer Rowan, M.S., SCIP (Social Communication Intervention Program) Teacher, Salem Keizer School District

Offered Summer term

Research based teaching methods for students with ASD will be presented. Teaching methods to be covered include Discrete Trial, Pivotal Response Training, Structured Teaching, and PECS. Practical application of these methods in the context of behavior management, cognitive development, and daily living skills will also be discussed. Pre-requisite: SpEd 486/586 or consent of instructor.

SpEd 488/588 ASD: Supporting Students with High Functioning Autism & Asperger Disorder

3 credits

Karen Jordan, M.S., Special Education Coordinator, Student Services, Salem-Keizer SD

Offered Fall term

This course will focus on identifying and supporting the needs of students with High Functioning Autism/Asperger Disorder in young children through high school. Participants will learn about assessment of individual strengths and challenges, as well as instructional strategies and support.  Participants will gain skills in addressing challenging behaviors through the use of functional behavioral assessment and the development of positive behavioral approaches. Participants will learn about the social impact, review curriculum and research regarding evidence based practices for teaching social cognition and strategies for teaching social skills. Pre-requisite: SpEd 486/586 or consent of instructor.

SpEd 489/589 ASD: MS/HS Transition & Community-Based Intervention

3 credits

Carolyn Smith Evans, M.A., Community Transition Teacher, Salem Keizer SD

Eivind-Erik Sorensen, M.S., Autism Specialist, Willamette ESD

Offered Winter term

This course is designed to provide participants with transition-related activities, curriculum, and teaching strategies for students who experience Autism Spectrum Disorder in middle/high/post-high programs.  Participants will be able to identify, describe, and implement educational strategies aimed at helping students to achieve success in community-based settings and throughout a variety of daily routines. Pre-requisite: SpEd 486/586 or consent of instructor. 

SpEd 490/590 ASD: Assessment, Eligibility & Effective Consultation

3 credits

Karen Jordan, M.S., Special Education Coordinator, Student Services, Salem-Keizer SD

Offered Spring term

This course will focus on preparing the participant to better understand the educational evaluation and eligibility process for identifying children and students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Participants will review a variety of assessments and evaluation tools used for identification of autism spectrum disorders used in the evaluation process. Participants will learn about differential diagnosis and team considerations. Participants will learn the components of effective consultation including communication, working with and teaching adult learners, time management, and organizational systems. Pre-requisite: SpEd 486/586 or consent of instructor.

Demonstration of Competency for Specific Coursework

3 credits

  • SpEd 401/501 (1 cr.): Practicum Autism Methods (Pre-requisite: SpEd 487/587)
  • SpEd 402/502 (1 cr.): Practicum HF Autism Asperger (Pre-requisite: SpEd 488/588)
  • SpEd 403/503 (1 cr.): Practicum Autism: MS/HS Instruction (Pre-requisite: SpEd 489/589)

We recommend you take the practica after completing all the coursework.

Summer Term 2014 Classes

SpEd 486/586 ASD: Foundations and Strategies 3cr COURSE FLYER

Instructor

Mickey Pardew

Dates & Times

Tuesdays & Thursdays,11:45am-2:05pm, June 24-July 31, 2014

Location

WOU campus, ED 104

Textbook Janzen, Janice & Zenko, Catherine (2012) 3rd. Edition Understanding the Nature of Autism: A guide to the Autism Spectrum Disorders. Hammill Institute
Tuition **

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CRN

1171 Undergrade

1172 Graduate

Registration

Register online (LINK) or contact the Registrar's office click here

SpEd 487/587 ASD: Evidence-Based Teaching Methods and Strategies; 3cr COURSE FLYER

Instructor

Jennifer Rowan

Dates & Times

Fridays, 8:30am-4:30pm, July 11 -Aug 1, 2013

Location

WOU campus, ED 104

Textbook

TBD

Tuition **

See on campus Tuition and Fees click here

CRN

1176 Undergrade

1177 Graduate

Registration

Register online (LINK) or complete a Registration Form and mail or fax

** Tuition and fee rates are determined by the State Board of Higher Education and are subject to change.

Fall Term 2014 Classes

SpEd 488/588 ASD: Supporting Students with High Functioning Autism & Asperger Disorder 3cr COURSE FLYER

Instructor

Karen Jordan

Dates & Times

Saturdays, 8:30am-4:30pm, Oct 4, Nov 1 and Dec 6, 2014

Location

Salem-Keizer SD Student Services, Rm 1

Textbook

TBD

Tuition **

See on campus Tuition and Fees click here

CRN

11187 Undergrade

11188 Graduate

Registration

Register online (LINK) or complete a Registration Form and mail or fax

** Tuition and fee rates are determined by the State Board of Higher Education and are subject to change.

For more information about course content, please contact

Mickey Pardew
pardewm@wou.edu

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