Not offered in 2019
Synthesises knowledge of contemporary talking therapies used to support people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Students will critically appraise adjustments required to the therapeutic approaches to engage and meaningfully communicate with people with ASD.
- Talking therapy in relation to information processing and thinking styles characteristic of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Difference between neurotypical and ASD styles of thinking and information processing
- The therapeutic approach for people with ASD
- Psychotherapeutic approaches to working with people with ASD
- Applications for current practice
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||outline the thinking and information processing style characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)||Communication and social skills|
|2||analyse the similarities and differences between the psychotherapeutic approaches used with Neurotypical and AS thinking and information processing styles||Intellectual rigour|
|3||formulate and plan for implementation of the necessary adjustments to psychotherapeutic approach when working with people with ASD||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||critically appraise the outcome evidence of different psychotherapeutic approaches to working with people with ASD||Intellectual rigour|
|5||apply the understanding of adjustments to psychotherapeutic modalities used in current practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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