Course details

Title Understanding and supporting students with autism in the mainstream classroom (primary and intermediate)
Target group Mainstream teachers at primary and intermediate school level, teacher aides, SENCOs, principals, APs, DPs, team leaders
Curriculum area Special needs/Behaviour management
Level Primary
Code KYG8
Venue Kohia Centre, University of Auckland - Gate 2, 76 Epsom Ave, Auckland
Facilitator(s) Kit McIntyre
Description This workshop will introduce participants to the characteristics of autism identified in children.

Participants will recognise how autism is likely to manifest in the mainstream classroom and gain teaching strategies for managing likely behaviours and learning characteristics.

The workshop will cover

• The history of autism
• Diagnosis and treatment
• Current cognitive assessments and theories in autism
• Classroom strategies to support effective learning and behaviour

Participants will discuss real-world scenarios they have experienced and will be offered an opportunity to discuss and problem-solve specific student behaviours in their own context.
Date(s) Friday 14 June 9am-3pm
Fee Members' fee $295
Non-members' fee $330