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Teaching Students with Communication Needs (Autism Spectrum Disorders)

Course Code: TCVU21TCNA1

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This facilitated online course includes some mandatory synchronous sessions with real-time group interaction set by the Instructor. Audio and video recordings may be a required element of the learning.

As professionals, teachers strive to provide a meaningful learning program for all students, including students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In this Additional Qualification Course: Teaching Students with Communication Needs (Autism Spectrum Disorders), you will be learning within a professional network of educators who are working to gain a more in-depth understanding of the varying needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Through collaborative dialogue, inquiry based activities and reflective practice, you will be focussed on programming to best support the effective teaching and learning of students with autism. Key guideline concepts include: relating practice to theory, program planning, development and implementation, best instructional practices, assessment and evaluation and building a supportive learning environment.


  • An undergraduate degree acceptable to the Ontario College of Teachers
  • Be a member in good standing with the OCT

Documents Required

  • NONE
Session Dates
Start Date: Aug 03, 2021
End Date: Aug 30, 2021
Online: August 3, 2021 – Augst 30, 2021. Mandatory synchronous sessions: August 3, 2021 – August 16, 2021 (Monday to Friday). Be available between 8:30am - 4:30 pm. Meeting times and duration of the sessions are set by the instructor.All coursework must be completed by September 2, 2021.

This 125 hour course consists of 100 hours of interactive coursework and 25 hours of independent learning. Regular and relevant candidate participation is a requirement. In addition to the synchronous sessions, expect to be online at least every second day for Fall, Winter and Spring courses; and every weekday during a Summer course to complete assignments and collaborate in discussion forums. All deadlines will be communicated by the Instructor.

Format / Location
Virtual Blended

Corno, Will & Pileggi, Bruno


Availability: Enrolment is closed

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