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Teaching Children with Autism: Classroom Strategies

3 hour workshop
Power point presentation, group discussion, activities

Learning objectives:

  • learn about the diagnosis of ASD and the major areas of impairments
  • learn why challenging behaviours may occur and how to assess them
  • learn some teaching strategies proven to be effective with individuals with ASD

Synopsis: This presentation will give attendees a chance to learn more about ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) such as diagnosis, prevalence and areas of impairments. A variety of strategies that can be used in the classroom in order to help children with autism spectrum disorders will be presented. We will review procedures such as positive reinforcement, the use of prompting, visual strategies and some basic information on decrease challenging behaviours.