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St Vincent de Paul Primary School, Co. Antrim, Belfast, Antrim

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Autism, Learning Style and the Impact of Visual Teaching Methods

Visual strategies are widely used when working and living with children and young people with autism as they:

•            Complement the learning style of many with autism.

•            Can be introduced alongside other intervention strategies.

•            Are adaptable, portable and can be used in most situations.

The use of visual strategies can have a notable impact on how a child with autism experiences family, community and school life, as they help to clarify expectations and make abstract concepts more concrete. Visual strategies support children as they develop effective communication, appropriate social interaction, and positive behaviour skills, as well as accessing the curriculum.

This session will cover why visual teaching methods work. Parents will become more familiar with how their input will reflect a sound evidence base and be more able to adapt the home environment and individualised tasks to meet the needs of the child, in order, to enhance learning, play or leisure skills and social interactions.

Expected Outcomes

Parents and Family Members will:

•            Understand the importance of visual teaching methods in autism.

•            Understand how visuals will improve the learning of the child and their experience in the family home.

•            Develop some visual strategies that can be used to support their child

Course Overview

•            Why visuals work for children with autism.

•            Using visuals in the family home

•            How to develop visuals and implement visual strategies.

Location

St Vincent de Paul Primary School, Co. Antrim
167a Ligoniel Road,
Belfast
Antrim
BT14 8DP
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Majella Nugent

Majella Nugent

Majella Nugent is an Autism Trainer/Advisor in Middletown Centre for Autism. Majella has experience teaching and supporting children and young people with autism in schools. Majella’s experiences include Pre-school, Mainstream Primary and Post-Primary and Special Schools across Ireland. Majella also has experience teaching autistic students in Further Education. She has lectured and assessed modules on the Early Childhood Foundation Degree and the Level Three Autism qualification, as professional development for parents and professionals. Majella’s training specialism is Relationship and Sexuality Education, Transitions and Special Education Needs. Majella has contributed to the development of the curriculum as a Professional Associate with CCEA for learners with MLD and co-ordinated specialist trainings including Transition to Higher Education (Ulster University and Trinity College Dublin), 16+ Education and Employment, and Sibling trainings. Majella is an Associate Lecturer on the Post Graduate Certificate with Mary Immaculate College Limerick.

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St Vincent de Paul Primary School, Co. Antrim , Belfast , Antrim

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