Why Autism Spectrum Disorder?
As more children are being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), mainstream teachers are increasingly expected to provide appropriate support for students with complex learning needs within mainstream classes. Students with ASD often require support to cope with the social demands of the classroom and playground, deal with change, avoid sensory overload, and achieve their full learning potential.
Who should attend?
Teachers and teachers’ aides who want to learn and share practical strategies which benefit students with ASD in the classroom and the playground.
Why this workshop?
Emphasis is placed on understanding how students with ASD perceive the world differently, and how this impacts on their behaviour at school. Participants are encouraged to make subtle changes to their interaction and intervention style to reduce students’ anxiety and prevent challenging behaviours. Participants will practice their skills by responding to scenarios in small groups. Course notes include visual aids and proformas that can be adapted to suit your own students.
|Day 1||Day 2|
|1. Features of Autism Spectrum Disorder||3. Working with Families|
|2. Positive Behaviour Support and Stress Reduction Strategies||4. Using Visuals|
|5. Building Social Skills|
|6. Managing Change|
Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea provided
Lydia Meem BA(Psych)(Hons), MPsych(Clin), MAPS, CClin
Clinical Psychologist and Founder of Autism Understanding Pty Ltd
Lydia specialises in autism and developmental disabilities. She provides a range of assessments, tailors behavioural strategies for families with children with ASD, and providies ASD training for parents, teachers, and school counsellors. Lydia has worked as a School Counsellor in a mainstream independent school for students from Preschool to Year 12. Lydia previously worked as a Family Counsellor at ASPECT’s Hunter School for Children with Autism, providing diagnostic assessments, outreach to schools and facilitating autism training. Lydia has also worked within two Psychology Teams focused on preventing and managing challenging behaviours in children, adolescent and adults with intellectual disabilities living in the community and in a large residential centre. Lydia is a member of the Australian Psychological Society’s College of Clinical Psychologists and the Association of Psychologists in Developmental Disability Services. She presented her research on Cognitive Assessments in Autism at the Asia Pacific Autism Conference 2015.
How do I secure my place in the workshop?
Just click one of the "Join Workshop" buttons below to register and pay by credit card (via Stripe with a 2% processing fee).
Alternatively, you can contact us on (02) 4967 3363 for offline booking and payment by credit card (2% surcharge) or direct deposit (no surcharge).
|Event Start Date||07-05-2019|
|Event End Date||08-05-2019|
|Individual Price||AUD 550.00|
|Location||Valentine Bowling Club, Newcastle|