Accessing the Curriculum for Pupils with Autism (Post-Primary)

Start Date End Date Location Booking Deadline Fully Booked
15/03/2017 - Laois Education Centre 15/03/2017 No

 This course explores the concept of differentiation and offers useful approaches and strategies to enable access to the curriculum for the students with ASD. It gives the teacher information on challenges experienced by the student with ASD in an educational setting. It also provides an overview of assessment and differentiation for students with ASD in the key areas of literacy, numeracy and social skills. Emphasis is placed upon appropriate inclusive practices. This is a one day seminar suitable for Post-Primary teachers working with students with ASD.

Expected Outcomes

Participants will

  • Understand the challenges to teaching and learning presented by ASD
  • Explore the concept of differentiation as a means of access to the curriculum
  • Understand the concepts of adapting curriculum content, process and product
  • Focus on relevant assessment tools
  • Understand strategies and approaches within the key areas of literacy, numeracy and social skills

Course Overview/Content

  • Inclusive Practices
  • The role of the Special Class and Resource Teachers
  • ASD and the challenges presented to the student with ASD
  • Barriers to accessing the curriculum
  • Challenging Behaviours
  • The curriculum and curricular areas
  • Assessments
  • Transition
  • Differentiation of content, process and product
  • ASD Specific teaching approaches
  • Development of Literacy, Numeracy and Social Skills
  • Workshops to facilitate reflection and discussion 

Information for Applicants

Participants will require permission from the Board of Management to attend. Typically, substitution for this seminar will only be allowed to classroom teachers with primary responsibility for students with a special educational need and if it is deemed absolutely essential by the Principal. Typically substitution will only be allocated to non - substitute teachers. Payment  is not available to teachers in a substitute capacity

It is expected that participants will already have completed a seminar/course or have had training in ASD, prior to attending this course.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Registration: 8.45 AMStart: 9.15 AMFinish: 3.30 PM