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Online Webinars, Middletown, Armagh

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Autism and Communication  

 
 

Communication involves a complex range of both verbal and non-verbal elements. Autistic people often communicate in a different way to non-autistic people and will each have their own communication style and preferences. When these differences are not understood or accommodated, autistic people can experience challenges in social interaction.  

 

Many autistic people wish to be socially interactive, make friends and form relationships.  Many also have a desire to be included within the classroom and wider community, but experience barriers when communication differences are not supported. Consequently, many autistic children and young people experience negative social experiences such as exclusion, bullying and loneliness.  

 

This course explores communication differences for autistic people and how supportive strategies can be put in place to aid mutual understanding and facilitate positive social interactions.  

 
 

Expected Outcomes 
Participants will: 

  • Expand knowledge of the core issue of communication differences and preferences for autistic children and young people. 

  • Be able to identify and understand differences in social attention as a basis for interaction and learning and how to support these. 

  • Reflect on their own interaction style and how this impacts the autistic young person.  

  • Develop strategies to support the communication style and preferences of autistic people to promote mutual understanding. 

Location

Online Webinars
Middletown Centre for Autism
Middletown
Armagh
BT60 4HZ
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Dee Hogan

Dee Hogan

Dee Hogan is an Autism Trainer/Advisor in Middletown Centre for Autism. Dee has extensive experience teaching and supporting autistic children and young people. Her experiences include Pre-school, Early Intervention ASD Classes,S Primary ASD Classes, Mainstream Primary and Special Schools. She has written, lectured and assessed modules on the Special Needs Assistant and Level Four Autism qualification, as professional development for parents and professionals. Dee has also worked as a part time Lecturer with University College Cork designing and delivering the Diploma in Autism Studies as well as providing training for teachers, third level students, parents and professionals. Dee’s training specialism is Promoting Positive Behaviour, Early Intervention, Classroom Strategies, and Transitions. Dee holds a MEd in Special Education Autism from the University of Birmingham.

Event summary

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Online Webinars , Middletown , Armagh

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