TEACCH FIVE-DAY CLASSROOM TRAINING
Elementary through High School, Ages 6-21
April 4th through April 8th, 2016 at the
Carolina Living & Learning Center in Pittsboro, North Carolina
Space is limited to 25 – spaces will fill quickly.
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.
- 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