The Educational Needs of Autistic Children and Young People

This module aims to increase the understanding of the autism spectrum for practitioners and carers (e.g. teachers, psychologists, speech and language therapists, social workers, nurses and parents), who are currently working with, caring for or living with children on the autism spectrum, in a variety of settings.

This module will give you 20 credits at Postgraduate Masters Level/Level 7.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module, you will have:

  • increased your knowledge and understanding of the autism spectrum, including engagement with different theories and conceptual frameworks
  • enhanced your understanding of the group and individual needs of autistic children and young people
  • be able to use information on the range of support needed for autistic children, young people and their families


You will be assessed through a range of work, enabling you to demonstrate your knowledge, skills and understanding of the theory and practical application of the module material.

You will have one specific formative assessment (where you receive informal feedback, but it does not count towards your module grade) and two components of summative assessment (which are each graded). 

Through this comprehensive range of assessment components, your professional and academic careers will be enhanced.