Autism and Education

Module code: X4900E
Level 5
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Seminar
Assessment modes: Coursework

In this elective, we will identify the key features of autism, including the ‘triad of impairments’ (social interaction, communication and flexibility of thought). We also examine the range of ways that symptoms manifest across the spectrum.

You’ll explore different theories to understand psychological, biological and sociological approaches to autism. We introduce you to a range of case studies that take into account educational environments, interventions, behaviours and supports.

The module will appeal to those who’d like to increase their understanding of this complex condition. In particular, those with an interest in educational strategies used to support autistic pupils.

Module learning outcomes

  • Develop an understanding of the key features of autism
  • Appreciate the range of manifestations of autism as a spectrum condition
  • Comprehend the educational implications of autism and appropriate educational environments
  • Evaluate a range of autism intervention strategies used in educational settings