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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.

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Scoil Aonghusa Senior National School, Tallaght, Co. Dublin
Balrothery
Tallaght
Dublin
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Edel Quinn

Edel Quinn

Edel Quinn is an Autism Trainer/Advisor in Middletown Centre for Autism. Before taking up this post, Edel worked in the National Health Service Northern Ireland (NHS), developing and delivering home programmes for children and young people with autism, and their families. Edel holds a Psychology degree and an MSc in Autism from Queen’s University, Belfast and a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Edel's main specialisms are in early intervention and delivering training in the implementation of visual strategies and positive behaviour. Edel is a certified TEACCH Trainer with Division TEACCH North Carolina. Edel has developed and delivered anxiety trainings and anxiety research projects to parents and professionals across Ireland. She has delivered at Autism and Mental Health Conference, NAS and the Autism Congress. Edel is an associate lecturer on the Post Graduate Autism Certificate with Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. Edel is working towards accreditation with BACP as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist.

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Scoil Aonghusa Senior National School, Tallaght, Co. Dublin , Tallaght , Dublin

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