Understanding Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder (On Demand)
Gain an understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder and what it may look like in your classroom or learning environment.
What are the criteria for a diagnosis of ASD?
Why does ASD look different in boys and girls?
What are strengths and differences and what does this mean in the context of education?
How does ASD affect a child's daily life, development and learning?
What you'll learn
Overall understanding of ASD in the education context
Understand the strengths and differences of a learner with ASD
Understand the impact of ASD in educational settings, especially the current lock down and online learning
All teachers or anyone in a supporting role in education (Teacher’s assistants, Learning Support Coordinators, SENCOs, School Counsellors, Deans or Heads of Department).
Anyone who is new to ASD, as well as those needing a 'refresher', as diagnostic criteria and ideas on ASD have changed in the last 10 years.
I have always found the presenters at Children's Autism Foundation equipped with a wealth of knowledge especially with the needs of ASD being so complex and diverse. I feel the skills and strategies I have picked up have helped with all learners in the classroom and made a difference to those especially needing the extra support. These are definitely workshops that I look forward to attending and encourage others to do so too
Emma (Primary Teacher) March 2020