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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CSD 505 - Autism Spectrum Disorders and Early Childhood Assessment

Prerequisite, CSD major. This course studies autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis, etiologies, and characteristics across the lifespan. Topics will include current, controversial, traditional treatments: applied behavior analysis, theory of mind, weak central coherence, “Extreme Male” theory, biomedical issues, special diets, chelation, and Pivotal Response Theory. Also includes early childhood assessment critical to diagnosis and intervention. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits