It is estimated that in Aotearoa/New Zealand there are approximately 40,000 people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Many of these are children and youth in our schools and early childhood centres. This course offers the opportunity for participants to extend their understanding of ASD and their expertise in working with these learners.
WHO’S IT FOR?
This course is designed for professionals who work with learners of all ages who have ASD. It has an education focus so is particularly suitable for teachers, psychologists, Resource Teachers of Learning and Behaviour and various therapists who work in special education and inclusive settings.
WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?
A one-day contact course and six weeks of online readings and activities which cover:
- Personal and theoretical perspectives of ASD
- Assessment for identification, diagnosis and educational planning
- Understanding behavior
- Understanding and implementing interventions
- ASD across the lifespan
WHEN IS THE COURSE?
The course runs online for 6 weeks (6 March – 14th April 2017) starting with a one-day contact course on the 6 March at Massey University’s Albany campus in Auckland. This face-to-face day will provide participants with an overview of course content and introduce them to the course website, structure and online learning activities.
WHAT ARE THE COSTS?
$300 (plus GST)
WHO ARE THE INSTRUCTORS?
Dr Jill Bevan-Brown Adjunct Professor Massey University, Chairperson for the Pai4ASD Trust
Dr Vijaya Dharan Coordinator of the ASD endorsement of the Post Graduate Diploma Specialist Teaching. Member of the ASD Living Guidelines Group.
To register your interest in this course please contact Renate Smith.
Email: R.Smith2@massey.ac.nz Phone 0800MASSEY (0800 627 739) ext 43516 REGISTRATIONS CLOSE: 15th February, 2017