Effective Strategies to Understand, Support and Maximise Teaching and Learning Outcomes for Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Presented by: Sally Learey

Event Information: 6 PD Hours                 Satisfying VIT's Special Needs Plan

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All recent studies support a rise in the prevalence of Autism Spectrum
Disorders (ASD) over time, especially since the 1990s. Current statistics estimate that 1:100 students have an ASD.
Although the core characteristics of ASD are consistent, no one child with
Autism will have exactly the same pattern of strengths and needs as another.
The focus of this workshop is for participants to develop their capacity to understand and support the participation and learning of ASD students through targeted instruction and modification of physical, learning, communication and social-emotional classroom environments.
Core topics:
• Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders
• Understanding the ASD Brain
• Characteristics of Students with an ASD
• Creating an Autism-Friendly Classroom
• Instructional Strategies for Teaching a Student on the Autism Spectrum


Event Details:

  March 16th, 2017
  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

Simonds Stadium,

370 Moorabool St, 

South Geelong, Victoria.

  For Primary and Secondary Teachers
  $279 (+GST)

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About the Presenter

Sally Learey is a renowned keynote speaker, author and education consultant. As well as teaching, she holds qualifications in training, positive psychology, coaching and counselling. Sally has worked in both training and primary and secondary teaching sectors across a variety of educational settings. Sally is also an author of 7 books ranging from children's books to adult non-fiction.
She is passionate about supporting the wellbeing of teachers and leaders in education as well as growing their hearts and minds so they can educate and lead with excellence.
Sally empowers teachers to create classrooms and learning environments that are inclusive for all students.

As a mother of a son with special needs which includes ASD, she has a wealth of personal and professional expertise in this area.