[R-0457] S2: Instructional Strategies

Citation: The IRIS Center. Autism Spectrum Disorder (Part 1): Evidence-Based Practices. Retrieved from: http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/asd1  [or enter The IRIS Center. Autism Spectrum Disorder (Part 1): Evidence-Based Practices” in your search window]

Abstract: This Module, first in a two-part series, provides information on the early signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as well as an overview of the difference between a medical diagnosis and an educational determination of ASD. Resources include notes on instructional considerations for teachers who have children and students with ASD in their classrooms, as well as things to keep in mind when working with the families of those children and students (est. completion time: 2 hours).

Integration: “ASD is referred to as a “spectrum disorder” because children with ASD demonstrate a great range of strengths, abilities, and areas of need. Although they all display the two major characteristics of ASD (i.e., differences in social communication/social interactions and behaviors), they differ in the severity of these symptoms.”

Content Focus/ Searchable Terms: Evidence-Based Practices; Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); Children with Exceptionalities; Curriculum Planning

Notes: This Module also provides a link to view Part 2 of this series. http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/asd2/