Special Course in Language Development and Autism Summer Qtr 17

Announcement from the UW Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences: 

SPHSC 449C: Special Studies in Speech Pathology & Audiology
Language Development in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
2 credits
Term A
Dr. Sara Kover, Assistant Professor
Neurodevelopmental Disorders Language & Learning Lab
Course Time & Location
2:30 – 4:20 pm
Parrington Hall 212
Undergraduate and Graduate students interested in language development and ASD. Recommended for students in SPHSC, Education, Special Education, Psychology, and Linguistics.

This course provides an introduction to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as well as neurodevelopmental disorders in general. The course will cover recent research on language development in children with ASD along with the topics of:

  • diagnostic criteria for ASD
  • variability among individuals with ASD
  • mechanisms of language learning
  • patterns and predictors of change over time
  • assessment of language ability for children with diverse skills

The primary themes of this course include critical evaluation of the portrayal of ASD, its causes, and treatments in the media; ethical considerations; and fundamental characteristics of neurodevelopmental disorders.

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