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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

Scoil Na Maighdine Mhuire,
Newmarket
Newmarket On Fergus
Clare
V95 FX59
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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 children and young people with autism. 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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Scoil Na Maighdine Mhuire, , Newmarket On Fergus , Clare

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