Five-Day Classroom Training - Elementary through High School, Ages 6-21

When Apr 03, 2017 08:00 AM to
Apr 07, 2017 04:00 PM
Where Carolina Living & Learning Center 325 Russet Run Pittsboro, NC
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This five-day hands-on course provides a theoretical foundation as well as hands-on opportunities to assess and teach school-aged children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in a demonstration classroom setting. The premise of this foundation is an understanding of the learning styles of individuals with ASD and how to use teaching strategies that capitalize on learning strengths.

An emphasis is placed on the use of Structured TEACCHing principles to teach children and adolescents with ASD, skills in the areas of academics (literacy and numeracy), communication, independence, social and leisure, vocational, relaxation and coping strategies.

Participants will have an opportunity to apply these strategies with students of varying ages and functioning levels in a classroom setting and in the community. The training includes presentations, small group discussions, demonstration classroom activities and hands-on experiences for five consecutive days.


At the completion of training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the unique learning styles of children and adolescents with ASD
  • Conduct informal assessments to set learning objectives and monitor progress
  • Create meaningful and individualized visual structure for students with ASD in both individual and group settings
  • Implement Structured TEACCHing strategies to facilitate development of skills in the areas of academics (literacy and numeracy), communication, independence, social and leisure, and vocational
  • Conduct a behavioral assessment and implement problem solving approaches to reduce behavioral difficulties
  • Develop and implement relaxation and coping interventions
  • Implement strategies for working and collaborating with families of individuals with ASD

Target Audience: 
This course is designed for educators, psychologists, speech language pathologists, as well as others interested in educational strategies for teaching elementary through high school-aged children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Director of Training: Tamara Dawkins, Ph.D., Associate Director Chapel Hill TEACCH

Training staff will include TEACCH Autism Specialists who have provided training, direct services and consultation to professionals around the world for over 20 years. Training staff will also include teachers, certified consultants and other autism professionals who work with TEACCH Centers in various regions throughout North Carolina.

Continuing Education Credits:
3.35 CEUs are available upon completion of the entire course.

Registration is required

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