Early Intervention Services, Nazareth House, Co. Sligo, Magheraboy, Sligo
Autism and Learning Style
This training event is for parents and carers of children aged three to six and will explain what autism is and consider the impact of autism on a child’s daily life and development. It will also focus on the predominant learning style of children with autism and how the use of visual strategies can have a notable impact on learning. Visual strategies support children as they develop effective communication, appropriate social interaction, and positive behaviour skills. These methods are based on the principles of the TEACCH programme and may help parents provide consistent teaching methods.
Parents and Carers will:
• Have an increased understanding as to how children with autism perceive the world, think and learn.
• Have an increased understanding on how to use children’s strengths to help them reach their potential.
• The underlying difficulties faced by children with autism in learning, social interaction and communication.
• Understand the importance of visual teaching methods and how they complement the learning style of many with autism.
• Understand how visual supports can improve the learning of their child and their experiences at home, at school, and in the wider environment.
• Learn how visual supports can be introduced alongside other intervention strategies.
• Consider the visual strategies that could be used to support their child.
This training event will consider:
• The impact of autism and how to use children’s strengths to help them gain skills to succeed.
• The learning style of children with autism.
• Explore practical visual strategies that support their learning style.
• The importance of working in partnership with professionals to ensure consistency, thus optimising potential development and independent success.
Early Intervention Services, Nazareth House, Co. Sligo
Early Intervention Services, Nazareth House, Co. Sligo , Magheraboy , Sligo