SPk546 Autism spectrum disorders

Faculty of Education
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/0/2. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
doc. PhDr. Mgr. Barbora Bazalová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Mgr. Barbora Bazalová, Ph.D.
Department of Special and Inclusive Education - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: doc. PhDr. Mgr. Barbora Bazalová, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Special and Inclusive Education - Faculty of Education
Timetable of Seminar Groups
SPk546/OS01: Sat 6. 3. 8:00–13:50 učebna 60, Fri 9. 4. 8:00–13:50 učebna 51, Fri 14. 5. 8:00–13:50 učebna 60, Fri 21. 5. 8:00–13:50 učebna 57, B. Bazalová
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course aims to equip students with knowledge concerning autism spectrum disorders, such as terminology, characteristics of disability, diagnostics, support of individuals with ASD and their families, educational possibilities including the current situation in everyday life. We will introduce research and the overall current situation in the Czech Republic and abroad.
Learning outcomes
- Students can characterize ASD
- The student knows the diagnosis procedures
- Students Focus on the possibilities of educating children with ASD and knows the current situation in practice
- The student has an overview of available literature and its content
- He/she can recommend the adequate literature and movie sources to parents and teachers
- Students can describe ways to work with ASD children
- The student can suggest an intervention procedure in specific cases
  • Main themes (syllabus):
  • - ASD Terminology
  • - Current theoretical background
  • - Characteristics of ASD
  • - ASD diagnostics
  • - Families of children with ASD
  • - Nonprofit organizations targeting ASD
  • - ASD research
  • - Support for a child with ASD
  • - Ways to work with children with ASD
  • - Educational options
  • - Incorporation status of pupils with ASD
  • - Case studies from practice
  • - Literature, films, reports and lectures
    required literature
  • BAZALOVÁ, Barbora. Autismus v edukační praxi (Autism in Educational Practice). Vydání první. Praha: Portál, s. r. o., 2017. 207 pp. ISBN 978-80-262-1195-2. info
  • Dětský autismus : přehled současných poznatků. Edited by Michal Hrdlička - Vladimír Komárek. 2., doplněné vydání. Praha: Portál, 2014. 211 stran. ISBN 9788026206866. info
  • BAZALOVÁ, Barbora. Dítě s mentálním postižením a podpora jeho vývoje (A Child with an Intellectual Disability and Support of his/her Development). Vydání první. Praha: Portál, 2014. 183 pp. ISBN 978-80-262-0693-4. URL info
  • BAZALOVÁ, Barbora. Poruchy autistického spektra v kontextu české psychopedie (Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Context of the Czech Psychopedia). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2012. 279 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-5930-6. info
  • BAZALOVÁ, Barbora. Poruchy autistického spektra. Teorie, výzkum, zahraniční zkušenosti. (Autism Spectrum Disorders. Theory, Research, Experience from Abroad.). 1. vydání. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2011. 249 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-5781-4. info
  • THOROVÁ, Kateřina. Poruchy autistického spektra : dětský autismus, atypický autismus, Aspergerův syndrom, dezintegrační porucha. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2006. 453 s. ISBN 8073670917. info
Teaching methods
Active participation and fulfilling given tasks.
Assessment methods
Assessment of student's work, the tests and final oral exam.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 24 hodin.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020.
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