Assistive and Instructional Technology for Children with Autism & Developmental Disorders

EDUC 811
This course will focus on assistive technology devices and instructional technology relevant to the instruction of children with autism and developmental disabilities (e.g., Augmentative communication devices, Board-maker software, Picture Exchange Communication and use of computer-based instruction and software in content and skill areas (e.g. reading and writing) as well as assistive devices related to mobility and activities of daily living. The course also incorporates discussion of typical and atypical language development and communicative characteristics and needs of children with autism and developmental disabilities. The course incorporates both high and low-technology options for enhancing language, academic and functional skills.