Understanding autism and effective strategies for secondary teachers - Professional Development General Workshop - NETLEY
Date and Time
1/262 Marion Rd, Netley SA 5037, Australia
This is a General Workshop that has been developed for Secondary Teachers who want a better understanding of autism and a range of effective strategies to support students on the autism spectrum.
The session acknowledges that the high school journey is very different to that of the primary school journey. The skills and attitudes developed in high school will set a foundation for post school opportunities, making support in the high
school years so important. The session has been developed by an experienced autism consultant who has worked as a high school teacher. The topics covered will give educators the knowledge, and practical skills, to effectively support students on the spectrum at high school.
• Understanding the autism spectrum;
• The typical learner profile of students on the spectrum;
• Organisation and self-management strategies;
• Curriculum differentiation;
• Enhancing communication;
• Developing social understanding;
• Proactively reducing interfering behaviours; and
• Understanding sensory processing and the impact on the student.
Throughout the workshop the presenter will use discussion, activities and videos to deliver information specific to secondary students, that will enhance the participant’s knowledge of autism, and strategies to enable them to provide effective support and increase inclusion.