AD1041: Interventions and Supports Across the Lifespan

Credit Weighting: 10
No. of Students: Min 20, Max 35.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this module will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 18 x 3hr(s) Lectures (video lectures); 24hr(s) Other (online moderated activities); 140hr(s) Directed Study
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: To introduce the concepts of early intervention, education and inclusion and continuing supports throughout the lifespan; the significance of these concepts for the individual, families and society; the role of assistive technology in maximising potential.
Module Content: Key approaches in the education of people with autism throughout the lifespan; diverse approaches to inclusion.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Discuss the importance of early intervention
  • Describe various educational approaches for people on the autistic spectrum
  • Consider the individualised nature of inclusion
  • Identify the variety of supports and interventions available
  • Evaluate academic and other evidence regarding the efficacy of interventions
  • Recognise and discuss the importance of continuing supports throughout the lifespan.
Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (2 x 1,500 word written assignments (critical analysis of chosen interventions), 90 marks each; Online discussion forum participation, 20 marks).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Module Coordinator).

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