TOOWOOMBA - TEACHER AIDE -Adv Communicating Effectively with a student with ASD & General Classroom Venue:
Cedar Centre, 36 Baker Street, ToowoombaDate:
05 June 2012
Although not always immediately apparent, students with ASD experience significant challenges with communication. This can have implications for their ability to follow instructions, to respond appropriately to questions, to understand information and to participate in interactions with staff and peers. Students’ attempts to communicate are very often missed or misinterpreted leading to further confusion and frustration for all involved. This workshop aims to assist participants in recognising communication problems and understanding why they occur. Following on from this, we will discuss strategies to assist with communication breakdowns and promote effective communication.
The classroom and school environment may present many challenges for a student on the autism spectrum. This workshop will look at how this may affect the student’s educational experiences and outcomes. It aims to assist participants in understanding how students with ASD may see the world and why this impacts on their educational experience in the classroom and around school. During the workshop the facilitator will explore these areas of impact and discuss how to bridge some of the gaps. The workshop will provide a range of practical strategies that participants may implement in their own school setting. Questions and sharing of information/ideas is encouraged and highly desirable to enhance learning outcomes for all.
An understanding of ASD is assumed.
Teacher Aides, Outside School Hours Care Staff
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