Autism Spectrum Disorders - Minor

College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
405 White Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2294
www.kent.edu/ehhs/ldes


Description

The Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) minor is an interdisciplinary program between Special Education and Speech Pathology & Audiology. This minor prepares students for understanding anc:l addressing the needs of individuals with ASD across the spectrum and across the lifespan, in varied contexts including general and special education classrooms and community settings. ASD minors will gain knowledge and skills related to: identifying diagnostic and learning style characteristics; causes and medical intervention; early signs and assessment protocols; social-communicative development and disorders; theoretical models for understand ASD and implications of those models for intervention; family characteristics; and evidence based intervention practices. This minor is particularly relevant for students majoring in special education, speech pathology and audiology, pre-occupational and physical therapy, psychology, human development and family studies, and other related disciplines. The ASD minor includes five courses.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

Admission to a minor is open to students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students enrolled only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.

  • Minimum 2.750 GPA required to declare this major

Minor Requirements

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Minor Requirements
SPA 44010SOCIAL COMMUNICATION DEVELOPMENT AND DISORDERS IN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS 3
SPA 44030AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS OVER THE LIFESPAN 3
SPED 43030APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS I: THEORY AND TECHNIQUES 3
SPED 44309AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS: THEORY AND DIAGNOSIS 3
SPED 44020MEDICAL ASPECTS OF AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS 3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:15

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Minor GPA
2.750