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This course will examine the relationship between early social cognition and the development of communication, symbol use and social skills. The course was designed to prepare future clinicians in understanding typical development, as well as the evaluation and treatment of preverbal and emerging language children (regardless of age) who have various language and social impairments. The first part of the course will examine social cognitive theories of early development, developmental data on various domains, and the interrelationship between domains to understand the child as a "system." The second part of the course will focus on how you use the information in behavioral intervention. See sample syllabus.

HCS 6312: Research Methods I This course will provide participants with a diverse kit of data-analytic tools that are needed to perform statistical analyses. The course is "applied" in the sense that it will emphasize "seeing" and "doing". Particular attention will be given to applying, understanding and interpreting the various techniques in a social, educational and psychological context. Our strategy will be to learn statistical analyses by doing statistical analyses. We will examine a variety of data sets, each of which raise substantive research questions that we can address by using a different statistical method. See sample syllabus.      
Graduate Seminar
in Autism
This seminar in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) will examine various research and theories related to ASD. Students will gain an understanding of ASD and the implications the disability has on an individual's learning, behavior, and ability to process information. Topics may include diagnostic classification, the evaluation process, current theoretical models, intervention models, research on potential causes and treatments, provisions for service delivery, and areas of impairment. See sample syllabus.