This innovative professional development seminar is presented as a 2 hr seminar, or 2 x 1 hour sessions over two weeks.
The program includes the following themes;
- What is ASD, and what is involved in an ASD diagnosis as experienced by families?
- What can prevent families from seeking a diagnosis?
- How can we support children with social challenges in our classroom, with and without a formal diagnosis?
The seminar then unpacks four key theories that help to understand how the ASD brain is hardwired, and therefore, how they perceive, experience and respond to the challenges of the world around them. Group activities and drama based games help to consolidate these new concepts for attendees.
The seminar then explores common classroom challenges for children and adolescence on the spectrum, and practical strategies to help. This includes a look at Tantrums, with a little help from Rain Man the movie to help.
Movie and television footage, narrative, group work activities, drama based games and discussion all help to provide an engaging seminar for everyone involved. If you would like to contact schools that have already attended this PD, and talk about their experience and outcomes please contact Connie for more information.
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