Early Communication for Students with Autism (Pre or Early Verbal) : 2 Day Seminar, Primary & Post Primary

Primary Autism Courses
Date Venue
18th November 2019 Tralee Education Centre
19th November 2019 Tralee Education Centre
27th February 2020 Kildare Education Centre
28th February 2020 Kildare Education Centre
Registration : 8.45 AM
Seminar begins : 9.15 AM
Seminar concludes : 4.00 PM

Course Description

This is a two day course for teachers working with students in the pre-or early-verbal stages of communication development and is designed to empower teachers with the knowledge of

 

  • how language is typically acquired
  • the differences in how children with autism acquire language
  • the way in which language proficiency impacts on learning and which components of language are important to consider in the classroom.

 

The Presenter is Ms. Pamela Raftery, Speech and Language Therapist, Arc Speech and Language Clinic.

 

Anticipated Outcomes

Participants will:

  • will be aware of the dynamics of communication
  • will feel confident in formulating and implementing communication goals for students

 

Course Overview / Content

The course provides teachers with the knowledge of how language is typically acquired, the differences in how children with autism acquire language, how language proficiency impacts on learning and which components of language are important to consider in the classroom.

The course also provides practical strategies for use with early communicators such as:

  • Useful strategies for enhancing communication drawn from evidence based programmes such as Hanen “More Than Words” www.hanen.org
  • Practical ideas for teaching language concepts in the classroom
  • Guidance in sourcing appropriate language resources for use in the classroom
  • An overview of parent programmes/resources that would be helpful to parents.

 

 

Information for Applicants

The course is open to

  • Teachers working in classes for student(s) with Autism in a mainstream setting
  • Teachers in Special Schools who are currently working with student(s) with Autism
  • Full-time Special Education Teachers who are currently working with student(s) with Autism
  • 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

 

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.