Autism Case Study 1 - TZ317

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2017-18 2018-19
Canterbury Spring and Summer
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4 30 (15) DR J Bradshaw

Pre-requisites

This module would be completed alongside TZAUT1 (introduction to the Autism Spectrum), TZ AUT 2 Supporting people with autism, TZ AUT3 (Intervention part 1) and either SO328 campus-based module on Academic development or TZAUT6 Autism essay assignment 1 (certificate students only).

Restrictions

AVAILABLE only to students studying the Autism Programmes.

2017-18

Overview

This is an assessment module that requires students to integrate knowledge and understanding from a variety of sources.

Details

Contact hours

Students will be expected to spend approximately 300 hours on this module, approximately 100 hours on the first assignment and 200 hours on the second assignment.

Availability

Available 2016/17

Method of assessment

This module is an assessment module and will involve the completion of two assignments.
The first assignment will require students to develop awareness raising training materials for staff working with a young person whose case is provided to students. They will be asked to provide a powerpoint presentation and an accompanying script and justification of what they have included and excluded from the training session, which will have a time limit of 1 hour. The emphasis will be on improving the knowledge and attitudes of staff. This assignment will be worth 40% of the module mark.
The second assignment (a 4000 word case report) will require students to read a detailed case history and to produce a report that presents an assessment of the issues based on their learning and a suggested intervention to improve the quality of life of the individual featured in the case study. This case study will be worth 60% of the module mark.

Preliminary reading

This module would be completed alongside TZAUT1 (introduction to the Autism Spectrum), TZ AUT 2 Supporting people with autism, TZ AUT3 (Intervention part 1) and either SO328 campus-based module on Academic development or TZAUT6 Autism essay assignment 1 (certificate students only).

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

This is an assessment module and will help students to bring together the knowledge they have accumulated on TZAUT 1, TZAUT 2 and TZAUT3. In completing their research for the assignment, students will be extending their knowledge relevant to most if not all of the 7 PLO for the Certificate in Autism Studies; PLO A1 – A.7 on the Foundation Degree in Autism Studies and PLO A.1 to A5 on the BSC in Autism Studies.

What is an autism spectrum condition? (PLO A.1 knowledge and understanding of causes, characteristics and epidemiology of autism spectrum conditions - BSc in Autism Studies; PLO A.1 knowledge and understanding of definition and epidemiology of ASC, - Certificate in Autism Studies and Foundation Degree in Autism Studies)
How many people have autism? (PLO A.1 knowledge and understanding of causes, characteristics and epidemiology of autism spectrum conditions - BSc in Autism Studies; PLO A.1 knowledge and understanding of Definition and epidemiology of ASC - Certificate in Autism Studies and Foundation Degree in Autism Studies)
What does it mean for people with ASC and their families? (PLO A.2 Supporting people with ASD and their families - BSc in Autism Studies; PLOA.6 Supporting families of children with ASD - Certificate in Autism Studies and Foundation Degree in Autism Studies )
Causes of autism (PLO A.1 knowledge and understanding of causes, characteristics and epidemiology of autism spectrum conditions - BSc in Autism Studies; PLO A.2 Knowledge and understanding of the causes of autism - Certificate in Autism Studies and Foundation Degree in Autism Studies)
Models of disability applied to the autism spectrum. (PLO A.1 knowledge and understanding of causes, characteristics and epidemiology of autism spectrum conditions and PLO A.3 Person-centred approaches as a value base for the provision of services - BSc in Autism Studies)
Issues for services (co-morbidity, structure, sensory and environmental issues, etc) (PLO A.2 Supporting people with ASD and their families and PLO A.4 Approaches to creating autism-friendly services - BSc in Autism Studies; PLO A.3 Issues for supporting people with ASD in services and schools - Certificate in Autism Studies and Foundation Degree in Autism Studies)
Policy, funding, service models (residential and educational) and statementing.( PLO A.3 Issues for supporting people with ASD in services and schools and PLO A.4 Policy funding and service models - Certificate in Autism Studies and Foundation Degree in Autism Studies; PLO A.3 Person-centred approaches as a value base for the provision of services - BSc in Autism Studies; PLO A.2 Supporting people with ASD and their families - BSc in Autism Studies; PLOA.6 Supporting families of children with ASD - Certificate in Autism Studies and Foundation Degree in Autism Studies)
Approaches/interventions to working with people (PLO A.4 Approaches to creating autism-friendly environments and PLO A.5 Intervention in Autism - BSc in Autism Studies; PLO A.3 Issues for supporting people with ASD in services and schools - Certificate in Autism Studies and Foundation Degree in Autism Studies
Supporting families (PLO A.2 Supporting people with ASD and their families - BSc in Autism Studies; PLOA.6 Supporting families of children with ASD - Certificate in Autism Studies and Foundation Degree in Autism Studies)
Capacity, empowerment Advocacy and child/adult protection – a brief introduction (PLO A.7 Knowledge and Understanding of Capacity, Empowerment, advocacy and protection in Foundation Degree and Certificate in autism studies; PLO A.3 Person-centred approaches as a value base for the provision of services - BSc in Autism Studies; PLO A.2 Supporting people with ASD and their families - BSc in Autism Studies)
Supporting individuals with ASD in mainstream education (PLO A.2 Supporting people with ASD and their families - BSc in Autism Studies; PLO A.3 Issues for supporting people with ASD in services and schools - Certificate in Autism Studies and Foundation Degree in Autism Studies)
Knowledge of and understanding of the evidence base and the practical application of the following approaches:
• SPELL
• TEACCH
• Person-centred approaches (active support, PCP etc) and supporting relationships
• Communication
• Positive Behaviour Support and autism.

(PLO A5 Approaches and interventions in ASD on Certificate and foundation degree in Autism Studies; PLO A.4 Approaches to creating autism-friendly services on the BSc in Autism studies)

Progression

Foundation Degree in Autism Studies and BSc in Autism Studies.

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