Special Educational Needs of Children with Autism

Department of Education and Social Justice, School of Education

College of Social Sciences


Code 21421

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 20

Semester 1 and 2

Module description

This module aims to increase the understanding of the autism spectrum for practitioners (eg teachers, psychologists, speech and language therapists, social workers, nurses and parents), who are currently working or living with children on the autism spectrum, in whatever setting.


  • To increase knowledge and understanding of the autism spectrum 
  • To consider the relationship between diagnosis and education / treatment and to understand some of the individual special needs of children on the autism spectrum 
  • To have knowledge of the range of provision and support needed for the children and their families.  To increase understanding of why the behaviour of those on the autism spectrum may challenge others, and to develop strategies for understanding, preventing and managing this

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, Seminars and Research Workshops