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EDS 662   COMMUNICATION, AAC, AND TECHNOLOGY FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS   (3 hours)
 
This course prepares persons who will be serving individuals with ASD. The focus of the course is on developing communication in this population, exploring augmentative and alternative communication devices, and using technology to teach individuals with ASD. The course will provide information on (a) typical language development, (b) characteristics of persons with autism and their unique communication needs, (c) assessment of communication needs, (d) development of communication goals, (e) development and delivery of effective strategies for teaching communication, and (f) use of technology to teach individuals with ASD. The objectives of this course are designed to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of the communication characteristics of persons with autism, the state-of-the-art techniques in providing communication services for this population, and research-based strategies utilizing technology in teaching individuals with ASD. This course will be taught jointly by the Department of Special Education & Rehabilitation Counseling and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
 
Prerequisite(s):   EDS 601, EDS 661, EDS 662
 
Same as CSD 649
 
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