Accessing the Curriculum for Students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (Primary)

Start Date End Date Location Booking Deadline Fully Booked
22/03/2017 - Laois Education Centre - No

Summary Description

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This is a one day seminar suitable for Primary teachers working with students with ASD.

This course explores the concept of differentiation and offers useful approaches and strategies to enable access to the curriculum for the pupil with ASD. It gives the teacher information on challenges experienced by the pupil with ASD in an educational setting. It also provides an overview of assessment and differentiation for pupils with ASD within the key areas of literacy, numeracy and social skills.

Anticipated 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 Outline and Content


  • ASD and the challenges presented to the student with ASD
  • Barriers to accessing the curriculum
  • The curriculum and curricular areas
  • Assessments
  • Differentiation of content, process and product
  • ASD specific teaching approaches
  • Development of Literacy, Numeracy and Social Skills
  • Workshops to facilitate reflections 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