4. How to effectively present and simplify social information for individuals on the autism spectrum
This course can be taken following an autism spectrum awareness course. It discusses and illustrate different ways of providing and simplifying social information for individuals on the autism spectrum. This course focus on the value of visual communication and social stories/scripts, how they are written and used to improve social understand thus increasing the likelihood of improved behaviour. Personal and professional experiences are shared throughout the session to illustrate and bring balanced experiences of caring and supporting individuals on the autism spectrum.
Learning outcomes, by the end of this workshop attendees should have:
Discussed social understanding and communication for individuals on the autism spectrum
An understanding of different way of presenting and simplifying social information for individuals on the autism spectrum.
An understanding of what a Social Story is and when might it be needed?
Attempted to write a Social Story individually?
Assessment: On going group discussions, individual/paired activities, question and answers, writing a social story from given or personal examples
*Refreshments such as tea and coffee are provided at our venues