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Unit description

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.

Unit content

  1. Talking therapy in relation to information processing and thinking styles characteristic of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  2. Difference between neurotypical and ASD styles of thinking and information processing
  3. The therapeutic approach for people with ASD
  4. Psychotherapeutic approaches to working with people with ASD
  5. Applications for current practice

Learning outcomes

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1outline the thinking and information processing style characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Communication and social skills
2analyse the similarities and differences between the psychotherapeutic approaches used with Neurotypical and AS thinking and information processing stylesIntellectual rigour
3formulate and plan for implementation of the necessary adjustments to psychotherapeutic approach when working with people with ASDKnowledge of a discipline
4critically appraise the outcome evidence of different psychotherapeutic approaches to working with people with ASDIntellectual rigour
5apply the understanding of adjustments to psychotherapeutic modalities used in current practiceKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. outline the thinking and information processing style characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. analyse the similarities and differences between the psychotherapeutic approaches used with Neurotypical and AS thinking and information processing styles
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  3. formulate and plan for implementation of the necessary adjustments to psychotherapeutic approach when working with people with ASD
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. critically appraise the outcome evidence of different psychotherapeutic approaches to working with people with ASD
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  5. apply the understanding of adjustments to psychotherapeutic modalities used in current practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

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Fee information

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