Essential tools to boost your child’s interaction, affection and communication
At our Seminar on Autism with with Autism Specialist Teacher Sean Fitzgerald you will learn:
How to inspire a child with autism to engage and learn.
Strategies to promote social connection.
Strategies to develop communication and language.
Techniques for responding to and changing your child’s challenging behaviour.
Practical tools for maintaining an inspired attitude with your child.
How to tailor the strategies across different ages and developmental levels.
Ways to customise this approach to suit a full-time or part time program with school.
An ideal seminar for parents and a great training opportunity for professionals.
We will teach you how to:
Connect and play with your child in a way that inspires increased enjoyment and willingness to socially respond.
Create an environment for your child that encourages them to look, play and engage with the people in their life.
Acquire skills to help your child achieve a greater attention span. As interactive attention span develops, all subsequent learning becomes easier.
Use fun play-based learning as a way to powerfully target language development.
Autism: A Developmental Perspective
Understanding how children with autism develop in comparison to typically developing children enables the identification of core areas of strength and challenge. You will learn about the psychology and neurology of autism then how to use this knowledge to design a powerful and focused social educational curriculum to help change a child’s developmental path.
The Importance of Dynamic Social Engagement
All children, including those with autism, learn through motivating interactive experiences with other people. Understanding how to create dynamic and inviting social experiences for a child with autism is key to helping that child learn. Throughout the workshop you will learn and practice this skill.
An Empowered and Coherent Attitude
Social engagement is a dynamic process. The emotional state of the adults participating in the interaction is crucial. Creating an attitude of acceptance and appreciation is essential to inspiring a child with autism to engage and learn. You will learn practical tools for creating and maintaining this attitude.
Creating an Optimal Learning Environment
Understanding the neurology of autism enables the design of both physical and social environments that support children in their learning process. You will learn how to create an optimal environment for a child with autism by adapting both the physical and social environments.
Learn the skills necessary to spontaneously create play-based social experiences for a child with autism that captivate a child, inspire social engagement and encourage social development.
Special attention will be given to to the development of communication and language. By understanding how language develops and learning techniques to encourage development, you will know how to inspire a child to make the sustained effort it takes to learn more language.
Children – and adults – learn the most through fun interactive sessions. So we have designed the workshop to be fun and interactive. There will be plenty of time for you to participate. We have developed activities to help you understand key concepts and practice crucial skills. There will also be time for you to ask questions, share your experience and make sure you leave knowing exactly how to begin running a program.
We will show you video footage of experts working with a variety of different children with autism and explore and analyze the videos together.
We have interesting visual aids and informative written material to take home.