Autism neurodiversity academic achievement well-being
Dr. Heather M. Brown was originally trained as an elementary school teacher, but she is now an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta, where she helps current and future educators understand how to best support neurodivergent students in the regular classroom. She is also an autistic professional who studies autism. Along with many neurodivergent and neurotypical graduate and undergraduate students and volunteers, her AIDAN lab (https://www.aidanlab.ca/) aims to uncover strategies to support the academic achievement and overall well-being of autistic children, youth and adults. By doing so, her research is poised to empower autistic individuals to be more self-confident in their neurodiversity and to develop a better understanding of the factors that most support their well-being at home, work and school.
This course provides an introduction to teaching students with diverse learning support needs within the inclusive education context. Course content focuses on adapting classroom instruction and classroom environments to enhance learning for all students. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.Fall Term 2021 Winter Term 2022