Event summary

Date

Start Time

End Time

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

Closed

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 school 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. Professionals will become more familiar with how their input will reflect a sound evidence base and be more able to adapt the school environment and individualised tasks to meet the needs of the child, in order, to enhance learning, play or leisure skills and social interactions. These methods may help professionals provide consistent teaching methods.

Expected Outcomes

Participants 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 classroom and school.

•             Develop some visual strategies that can be used to support pupils

Course Overview

•             Why visuals work for children with autism.

•             Using visuals in the classroom.

•             How to develop visuals and implement visual strategies.

Location

Scoil Aonghusa Senior National School, Tallaght, Co. Dublin
Balrothery
Tallaght
Dublin
Get Directions

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.

Event summary

Date

Start Time

End Time

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

Closed