ERIC Number: ED363060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Introduction to Autism: Self-Instructional Module. Revised.
Dalrymple, Nancy J.
This self-instructional module is intended to provide basic information on autism and can be used alone or with supplementary videos. The module is divided into short sections, with each section including review questions and with a self-test (and answer key) on the whole module. After introductory material on the module's purpose and use and an overview of the module's objectives and activities, the individual sections present information on: (1) the definition of autism; (2) the diagnosis of autism including identification and assessment methodology; (3) history and theories concerning the cause of autism; (4) characteristics of the person with autism; (5) autism and the family; and (6) programs for the person with autism. Also included are a sample scenario and a module evaluation form as well as a listing of publications and videotapes available from the Indiana Resource Center for Autism. (Contains 74 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Autism, Behavior Patterns, Clinical Diagnosis, Definitions, Etiology, Family Environment, History, Individual Characteristics, Parent Child Relationship, Program Descriptions, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Theories
Indiana Resource Center for Autism, Indiana University, 2853 E. Tenth St., Bloomington, IN 47408-2601 ($5).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Practitioners; Parents
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Indiana Resource Center for Autism.