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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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1outline the thinking and information processing style characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
2analyse the similarities and differences between the psychotherapeutic approaches used with Neurotypical and AS thinking and information processing styles
3formulate and plan for implementation of the necessary adjustments to psychotherapeutic approach when working with people with ASD
4critically appraise the outcome evidence of different psychotherapeutic approaches to working with people with ASD
5apply the understanding of adjustments to psychotherapeutic modalities used in current practice

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

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

Teaching and assessment

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