Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders for Classroom Teachers

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Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders for Classroom Teachers

Time: August 13, 2012 at 8:30am to August 16, 2012 at 3:45pm
Location: Hofstra University Hagedorn 005
Website or Map: http://www.hofstra.edu/pdf/Ac…
Phone: Office of Professional Development Services at (516) 463-5750
Event Type: course
Organized By: Hofstra University Office of Professional Development Services
Latest Activity: May 23, 2012

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Course Title:  Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders for Classroom Teachers

Dates/Times:SSIII:  August 13-16, 2012 (M-Th); 8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Location:Hagedorn 005

Description:This course focuses on children with autism and examines the variety of exceptionalities and special needs of these children, emphasizing the collaborative partnerships among educators, clinicians, parents and families. Neurobiological, psychological, educational, social, and emotional factors will be addressed.  Specialized teaching strategies, techniques, and environmental/curriculum modifications for children with autism will be studied, including strategies for creating a successful inclusion experience or supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in the general education environment. There will be an opportunity to engage with a number of students with ASD who will participate in the course in a variety of ways.  

Instructor: Dr. Mary McDonald.  Assistant Professor, Hofstra University.  Dr. McDonald teaches in the special education graduate program as an autism researcher and specialist.  She has nearly 20 years of experience directing programs for students with autism from early intervention through adulthood and has written prolifically on autism issues.


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