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Autism: Inclusion in Mainstream Primary

OTB are collaborating with the INTO to bring teachers this 20-hour, DES approved, online summer course for 2017.

This multimedia-rich online course will provide Principals, Mainstream, Learning Support and Resource Teachers with the necessary knowledge and understanding of autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) to feel confidence including a child within a mainstream school. Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of such topics as:

  • Contemporary understanding of ASD diagnosis
  • ASD specific assessments tools
  • Identifying pre-requisite skills to enable the student to gain meaningful access to the curriculum
  • Providing appropriate ASD tasks and activities within schools’ Literacy and Numeracy goals
  • Incorporating ASD teaching approaches into a teacher’s existing pedagogical repertoire
  • School Self Evaluation to support the inclusion of pupils with ASD

BOOKINGS: To Register for this course - Please Click HERE (Please note that you will have to Log in/Register on the moodle.intolearning.com website to gain access)

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Approved for EPV Days

Under DES rule 58 of the Rules for National Schools, teachers are entitled to Extra Personal Vacation (EPV) after completing this summer course.

For other online summer courses please go to: ww.otb.ie/summercourses

COURSE CONTENT:

This course will provide:

  • An overview of ASD and how our present day understanding has evolved to help understand the needs of pupils.
  • An introduction to ASD strategies and approaches for teaching pupils with ASD.
  • An understanding of the importance of adapting these strategies to meet the varying needs of pupils with ASD
  • An understanding of ASD specific assessments, including social skills assessments.
  • An understanding how to incorporate ASD specific assessments as part of SSE process
  • An understanding of how the SSE process can support the identification, adaption, implementation and evaluation of strategies and approaches
  • An understanding of the difference between inclusion and integration including how the SSE process can be used to ‘evaluate’ and enhance both within the school
  • An understanding of the importance of social skills development for pupils with ASD

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR TEACHERS:

This course will enable participants to gain:

  • An overview of ASD and how our present day understanding has evolved to help understand the needs of pupils.
  • An understanding of how to DSM and ICD criteria for diagnosing ASD.
  • An understanding and appreciation of a range of strategies and approaches for teaching pupils with ASD, particularly in the area of literacy and numeracy
  • An understanding of how to adapt such strategies and approaches for teaching in the mainstream class, particularly in the area of literacy and numeracy.
  • An understanding of how to adapt strategies and approaches for use by a learning support/resource teacher.
  • An understanding of the role of a learning support/resource teacher in generalising skills into the mainstream classroom.
  • knowledge and understanding of ASD specific assessments.
  • Knowledge on how to discriminate among ASD specific assessment taking into consideration of pupils’ age/stage of development.
  • An understanding of how assessments can identify pre-requisite skills needed to help pupils gain access to the curriculum, particularly in the area of literacy and numeracy.
  • An understanding of how the SSE process can support the identification (by using ASD specific assessment), adaption, implementation and evaluation of strategies and approaches to supporting pupils with ASD particularly in the area of literacy and numeracy.
  • An understanding of the difference between inclusion and integration.
  • An understanding of the additional needs of pupils with ASD to help plan inclusion. Understand how these additional needs may affect the pupils in mainstream class
  • An understanding of how the SSE process can be used to ‘evaluate’ and enhance inclusion within the school
  • An understanding of the social skills needs of all pupils with ASD
  • An understanding of strategies and approaches to develop social skills for pupils with ASD
  • An understanding of how social skills in the early years will contribute to RSE lessons particularly when the pupil reaches puberty.
  • An understanding of how the SSE process can be used to ‘evaluate’ and enhance the teaching of social skills for pupils with ASD within the school

For other online summer courses please go to: ww.otb.ie/summercourses

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