How to make an adapted curriculum for children with Autism (and general SEN), language and communication and /or fine motor difficulties
Suitable for Primary and Post Primary Teachers, SNAs and Parents
This practical workshop will teach participants how to make Social Scripts and Videos to help Autistic and SEN children with Anxiety and Communication Barriers,
Also, learn how to make high interest, child centred resources that help children with Autism/ADHD/Down Syndrome/ Dyslexia MGLD SEN to access the national curriculum. Libby will show how to use topics that are interesting to the students such as soccer, rugby, music, paw patrol etc.. to make target based activities that will stimulate the child's interest and also allow them to access targets in circular areas such as Maths, English, geography, History etc. The most important practical skills that should be taught to children with SEN will also be discussed. Libby will show loads of examples of teacher designed activities that fit into the circular areas and give you advice on how to make your own.
With over 14 years experience in the area of Special Needs, particularly focused on the Autism Spectrum, Libby Conroy (Primary School Special Needs Teacher), is an expert in this area and has garnered a wealth of both educational & hands on experience relating to the academic education, emotional, behavioural & communication development of children with additional needs.
In 2012 she completed her Masters of Education with a specialisim in Autism , she also completed a Post Grad in Autism. Over the years she has developed comprehensive experience using the following teaching and behavioural strategies in the classroom: TEACCH, Social Stories™ , PECS, LAMH and ABA to name but a few.
As well as her career in the classroom, she delivers courses which support professionals & parents alike. Libby is driven by the success of her students & clients and is passionate in ensuring children, across all levels, reach their highest potential. She prides herself in seeing and understanding the child as opposed to the “label” and advocates this methodology in the varying strategies that she teaches and informs others on.
Guest Speaker Dr. David Jordan graduated with a Ph.D. in geology from Trinity College, Dublin in 2008. In 2002, during the early stages of his Ph.D. he was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome.
He helped set up peer a support program for university students with Asperger's Syndrome in collaboration with Dr. Rita Honan and he founded in 2002 the first social group for adults with Asperger's Syndrome and autism in Ireland. This group continues to meet weekly, on Zoom. Over 200 people on the autism spectrum have attended over the years.
Dr. Jordan appeared in an RTE TV documentary about Asperger's Syndrome in 2005 and has given several radio interviews. He also presents to parents, teachers and psychologists at conferences several times a year describing his experiences growing up with Asperger's Syndrome.
A link to access the course will be emailed to you prior to the course.
If you wish to cancel your place you can do so by clicking on the cancellation link at the bottom of your booking confirmation email.
Please note, the fee for this course is non-refundable. By booking a place you agree to these terms.
|Course Start Date / Time||23-09-2021 7:00 pm|
|Course End Date / Time||23-09-2021 9:00 pm|
|Speaker||Libby Conroy and Dr. David Jordan|