Middletown Centre for Autism, Middletown, Armagh
Life Skills Training for Primary School Pupils with Autism
This training will examine the broad definition of life skills, within the contexts of work, play and personal care, and how the core difficulties, associated with autism, directly affect the development of life skills.
It will demonstrate how life skills can be improved and facilitated within the school environment from Pre-School onwards. This will include increasing independence in classroom activities, the daily routines of the classroom, play and personal care activities, e.g. toileting. Methods for assessing and teaching life skills will be explained and practised.
There will be a combination of presentations and practical activities throughout the training session.
• Have a greater understanding of how the core difficulties associated with autism affect the development of life skills in work, play and personal care.
• Learn and develop methods to assess and teach life skills in the Primary School environment.
• Be more able to facilitate pupils to achieve greater independence in relevant daily activities such as play, work tasks, personal hygiene, toileting and organisational skills.
• Have an increased understanding of the opportunities available to improve and develop pupils’ life skills within the school environment.
This course will demonstrate how life skills can be improved and facilitated within the School environment from Pre-School onwards.
Middletown Centre for Autism
35 Church Street
Middletown Centre for Autism , Middletown , Armagh