Section 1 - Introduction to the Module

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

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Section 1 - Introduction to the Module

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

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