Pilot : Accessing Numeracy for Students with Autism

Start Date End Date Location Booking Deadline Fully Booked
08/06/2018 08/06/2018 Dublin West Education Centre 07/06/2018 No
Registration : 8.45 - 9.15am
Seminar begins : 9.15pm
Seminar concludes : 3.15pm

Course Description

This one day seminar is designed for 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, and Special Education Teachers who are currently working with student(s) with autism.

The course explores the concept of numeracy in the context of teaching students with autism. It provides an overview of assessment and offers useful approaches and strategies to enable the acquisition and employment of numeracy skills for students with autism. There is also an emphasis on building upon numeracy skills needed for functional independent living. Participants should have already completed a seminar or course in working with pupils with autism prior to attending.


Course Outline and Content

  • Current research in numeracy and autism
  • Development of numeracy skills across the curriculum for students with autism
  • Assessing and planning for progression in numeracy
  • Functional numeracy for students with autism
  • Focused and purposeful interventions with reference to national policy and research-based practices
  • Creating a strategy toolbox
  • Development of skills in numeracy – to advance the development of a profile of numeracy practices for each learner
  • Brief exploration of digital technology


Information for Applicants

This course is open to:

  • 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 education 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