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'Autism, Asperger's and ADHD' module by Simon Bignell - Lecturer in Psychology at University of Derby.

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  • 1. Introduction to the module
  • 2. AAA – Introduction to the module
    • The module team
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to the module
    • Structure of the module
      • Sections (Lectures for on-campus students)
      • Seminars
    • Assessment
    • Blackboard Website
  • 3. The module team
    • Simon Bignell
      • [email_address]
      • Room N208
      • Kedleston Road Campus
      • Telephone: +44( 0)1332 593043 (ext: 3043)
    • Plus the teaching support staff at the University
    • The best way to contact me is by email or the Forum
  • 4. Learning Outcomes of the module
    • On completion of the module you will be able to:
    •  
    • 1.     Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and practices relating to Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
    •  
    • 2.     Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of research and mainstream theories of Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
  • 5. Introduction to the module
    • Autistic Disorder
    • Asperger’s Syndrome
    • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
    • Focussing on symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
    • You will be encouraged to consider the often fine line between Autistic Spectrum Disorders and the subtypes of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
  • 6. Introduction to the module
    • The aim is to get you thinking about the similarities and differences between these three interrelated common developmental disorders:
      • perhaps to challenge your existing assumptions.
      • to look at the experience of those with the conditions and their carers.
      • to link with the academic literature.
  • 7. Structure of the module
    • Reading and self-guided study
      • Sections (Lectures for on-campus students)
    • Group Seminars (for on-campus students)
    • Interactive Seminars (for distance learners)
    • Forum
    • Blackboard Website
    • Discussion
    • Email
  • 8. or On-Campus Students Module Contents Lectures (Sections) Seminars Website Self Guided Study Group Seminars Guest Speakers Group A Group B
  • 9. Distance Learning Students Module Contents Sections Forum Discussions Website Self Guided Study Interactive Seminars Guest Speakers (Audio) Online Resources
  • 10. Sections (on-campus and distance learners)
    • Section 1 – Module Introduction.
    • Section 2 – ADHD and Hyperkinetic Disorder .
    • Section 3 – Autistic Disorder (Classic Autism).
    • Section 4 – Asperger's Disorder.
    • Section 5 – Classification, Assessment & Diagnosis.
    • Section 6 – Aetiology .
    • Section 7 – Comorbidity.
    • Section 8 – Treatment For ADHD.
    • Section 9 – Treatment For Autism.
    • Section 10 – Autism, Asperger's and ADHD.
    • Section 11 – Revision & Exam Tips.
  • 11. Group Seminars (o n-campus students only)
    • Group meetings for discussion, debate, workshop activities, videos and looking at research papers/publications. You’ll be expected to do academic reading for these.
    • Week 1 : No Seminar
    • Week 2: Seminar 1 - Introduction to ADHD
    • Week 3: Seminar 2 - Introduction to Autistic Spectrum Disorder
    • Week 4: Seminar 3 - Videos on ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Week 5: Seminar 4 - Classification, Assessment and Diagnosis
    • Week 6: Seminar 5 - Aetiology of ASD and ADHD
    • Week 7: Seminar 6 - Videos on ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder; or Guest Speaker*
    • Week 8: Seminar 7 - Videos on ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder; or Guest Speaker*
    • Week 9: Seminar 8 - Videos on ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder; or Guest Speaker*
    • Week 10: Seminar 9 - Videos on ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder; or Guest Speaker*
    • Week 11: Seminar 10 - Videos on ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder; or Guest Speaker*
    • *Guest speakers are to be confirmed.
  • 12. Assessment
    • Assessment is 100 per cent by exam. The examination is 2 hours long.
    • Answer 2 questions from 6 (one pair of questions from three questions sets.)
    • Answer one pair of questions from either set A, B, or C:
    • A)
    • i) ??
    • ii) ??
    • Or
    • B)
    • i) ??
    • ii) ??
    • Or
    • C)
    • i) ??
    • ii) ??
    • Distance Learners have a time-limited online equivalent exam with the same structure.
    • Note: Questions will differ from previous years’ exam papers.
  • 13. Web Site and Forum
    • UDO -> Blackboard for main web pages
    • Web pages are constantly being updated/improved
    • Suggestions for content and reading encouraged
    • Forum for main discussion and some interactive seminars (for distance learners)
  • 14. Recommended Reading
    • The course text is:
    • Kennedy, D.M. (2002). The ADHD-Autism Connection: A Step Toward More Accurate Diagnosis and Effective Treatment. CO: Waterbook Press. ISBN 1-57856-498-0.
    • These are also recommended:
    • Russell Barkley (1997) ADHD and the nature of self-control. Guilford Press.
    • Uta Frith (2003) Autism: Explaining the Enigma. Blackwell.
    • Simon Baron-Cohen (1995) Mindblindness: An Essay On Autism And Theory Of Mind. The MIT Press.
    • Tony Attwood (2007) The Complete Guide To Asperger’s Syndrome. JKP.
    • Martin Kutscher (2005) Kids In The Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger’s, Tourette’s, Bipolar, and More! JKP.
    • Jacqui Jackson (2004) Multicoloured Mayhem: Parenting the many shades of adolescents and children with Autism, Asperger Syndrome and AD/HD. JKP .