EDEM624-21S1 (D) Semester One 2021 (Distance)

Autism Spectrum Disorders

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


The aim of this course is to examine Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) with a particular emphasis on educational issues and implications. The course includes an exploration of the features and characteristics of ASD and a critical review of principles, practices, issues and research related to successful educational inclusion for children and young people with ASD.

Learning Outcomes

On the successful completion of this course, participants will:
1. have a good understanding of the nature and characteristics of ASD and the implications of these in terms of both the individual and his or her family/whanau.
2. be able to describe and critically review historical and current perspectives and debates related to the definition, diagnosis and causes of ASD.
3. be able to critically examine and review theory, research and practice related to the treatment, support and education of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders.


Subject to approval of the Head of School


EDSN766, EDTL866

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Trish McMenamin


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Investigation Plan 10%
Essay 40%
Individual Investigation 50%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,905.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Educational Studies and Leadership .

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  • EDEM624-21S1 (D) Semester One 2021 (Distance)