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Sheffield Hallam University: Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Institution Sheffield Hallam University
Department College of Social Sciences and Arts
Web http://www.shu.ac.uk
Telephone (+44) 0114 225 5533
Study type Taught

Summary

Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.

Course summary: - Develop an in-depth knowledge of what autism is and issues across age ranges.

  • Gain insight into the lived experiences of autistic individuals and understanding of their support needs.

  • Explore specific cognitive differences as well as sensory perceptual profiles and experiences in autism and Asperger Syndrome.

  • Suitable for you if you are autistic or have an Asperger Syndrome identification, are a parent/carer or are a professional who works with autistic individuals (of any age). This course covers a range of theories and relates them to the lived experiences of autistic children and adults.

How you learn:

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

This course is delivered in Manchester (starting in June) or online (starting in October).

You are provided with an in depth exploration of the main autism theories, with alternative perspectives identified with supporting rationale. The course is deeply embedded in an inclusive model, and embraces the social model of disability. As such, the notions of inclusion, models of disability, and what it means to be autistic in the modern age are all explored within the course.

You learn through:

  • face-to-face teaching

  • online support

  • individual supervisions

  • self-directed learning

Applied learning Applied learning is the ethos at the heart of all Sheffield Hallam courses, meaning that you are given the opportunity to put your study into practice.

You'll be taught by professionals who are active in their field - so you'll get cutting edge, industry focused knowledge of your subject. You'll gain real-world skills through placements, workshops and live projects, often getting the opportunity to work with big global brands.

Work experience is also embedded into every year of the course, so you polish your workplace skills alongside building a solid knowledge of your subject. Applied learning means that when you do start work, you can dive in and make things happen.

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