Course ObjectiveThis course will offer a critical overview of recent research on
phenotype, cause, prevalence, co-morbidity, assessment and treatment of
autism spectrum disorders. Students will also be informed about the most
recent assessment and treatment methods available.
Course ContentAutism Spectrum Disorders are complex neurobiological disorders that
last throughout an individual’s lifetime. With a prevalence of 1 in 68,
they are more common than pediatric cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined.
However, few disorders seem more confusing than autism. Common
stereotypes, of the withdrawn, mute child with repetitive activities, do
no justice to the wide variety of individuals with an autism spectrum
diagnosis. To date, there is no single treatment protocol for all
children with autism spectrum disorders. More importantly, the
information about the effectiveness of treatments is very limited. While
the main focus will be on autism, several other disorders with
overlapping problem domains will also be discussed.
Teaching MethodsLectures and presentation meetings.
Method of AssessmentResearch project, written and oral presentation.
LiteratureRecent research papers provided through Canvas.
Additional InformationThis course is taught every two years. It will be taught in 2018-19, but
not in 2019-20.
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science|
|Course Coordinator||dr. S.M. Begeer|
|Examiner||dr. S.M. Begeer|
dr. S.M. Begeer
You need to register for this course yourself
|Teaching Methods||Lecture, Study Group|