About the course
Diploma Special Education (Autism Spec. Disorders) is a two year intensive training program for those interested in developing a career in special needs with a particular focus on autism. The training gives equal importance on both the practical and theoretical aspects of working with individuals on the autism spectrum. On successful completion of the course, the trainees can find placement in special schools, NGOs or mainstream schools.
- The basic qualification for pursuing Diploma Special Education (Autism Spec. Disorders) course is a pass degree in 10+2 or Higher Secondary Examination or equivalent examination with a minimum of 50% marks from a recognized college or university.
The duration of Diploma Special Education (Autism Spec. Disorders) course is 2 years.
Selection Procedure The admission to this Diploma program is based on merit, written test, personal interview and other competencies notified from time to time as declared in admission notification and prospectus of the institute.
Some more about the course
Autism is a disease that affects the nerve that can be found in children below the age of 3 years. This disease impairs the development of the child by affecting the development of its brain. There are many institutes in India that conduct course in autism special education. The trainees learn through various modes like workshops, field visits, lecture by experts, videos, assignments, as well as practical ‘hands on exposure', etc. the aim of the course is to prepare the special trainee teacher to assess, screen, train and educate children with autism individually or in group setting.
There are only a few career opportunities available for autism specialists. As there are many children in this world who are affected by autism, the responsibilities of the special education teacher in autism automatically increases. Due to this reason, job opportunities of special education teachers in autism are available everywhere.
These professionals work in special schools that work with children with different learning needs. They also work with behavior modification since children with different needs can end up with challenging behaviors for various reasons. They can work either as consultants attached to schools or start their own therapy centers. There are also home therapy options, where special education teacher visit and train parents while working with children affected by autism.
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