Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders
Instructor Sara Hurwitz
Course Number PRDV 75917
This course is designed to introduce teachers to the diagnosis of autism and to provide practical strategies for teaching students with autism. Topics of focus will include the DSM-IV diagnosis of autism, the possible causes and treatments for autism, the academic strengths and weaknesses of students with autism, and strategies for teaching students with autism in the general education setting.
Fein, D. & Dunn, M.A. (2007) Autism in your classroom: A general
educator’s guide to students with autism spectrum disorders.
Framingham State University - 3 graduate credits
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