CHYS 3P60 - Lecture Notes.docx

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CHYS 3P60
September 9, 2011
Topics:
- Nature of autism
- Epidemiology
- Assessment and diagnosis: standardized assessment but also intervention and criteria and
reference assessment
- Treatment
o Discrete trail training
o Incidental teaching
- Autism across the lifespan/ASD and comorbid issues
- Specific teaching examples
Autism
- Most time kids struggle to master steps to achieve gals
- Rote learning: practice over and over
- Most ASD students will not generalize knowledge
What is ASD?
- Role of pop culture
- What are some common beliefs about autism?
o Social cues
o Communication (complete ranges from qualitative factors)
o Expressive language
o Showing emotions (facial expressions)
o Special ability (Rain main)
- Homogeneity vs. Heterogeneity
- All or none view
o None
Assumes child will never learn
Child is alone in their own world
Assumes child has no hope
o All
Good example is Rain Man
All autistic people have special powers
Reality is that under 10% of people with autism have “special powers”
AD Characteristics
- Problems in regulating social interaction
- Problems communicating effectively
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