2020-2021 Graduate Academic Catalog

ESPED 6018 Physiology and Foundations: Autism Spectrum Disorder

This course will explore the etiology and scientific/medical theories of the disorder. Criteria, presentation, and severity of diagnosis, examining DSM categories, will be discussed, as well as hallmarks of the spectrum. Identification of the disorder, age of diagnosis, and identifying characteristics will be presented. The course will conclude with an overview of the law that impacts response, placements, schools, and families with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.