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Autism and the Special School, Developing Social and Leisure Activities

This course looks at developing play, social and leisure skills for autistic children and young people with learning difficulties. It looks at how to enable children and young people to make active choices in how they spend their free time, at the specific teaching strategies to enable understanding of the social rules of recreational activities and at involving students with learning difficulties into the wider learning community. 
This can range from something as simple as being able to watch a DVD for ten minutes while a parent makes a phone call, a teacher works with another student, to more complex skills like turn taking, sharing, waiting, making positive choices, and communicating personal preferences.

Expected Outcomes
Participants will: 
•    Gain an understanding of the importance of developing social and leisure skills for independence, personal well-being and for extra-curricular life.
•    Identify strategies to promote choice making, access to leisure facilities in the community, and teaching points for practicing the small steps towards the over-arching skills required to engage in social and leisure activities.

Overview: 
•    What do we mean by social and leisure choices? 
•    Why are they important?
•    How can we identify student preferences and allow for meaningful communication of these?
•    What strategies can we use to teach children and young people with learning difficulties how to engage in social and leisure activities appropriately, and with increasing independence?

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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.

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