Education Support Staff - working with students with ASD
Course Presented By: Gail Preston
To explore strategies that allow Education Support Staff to work effectively and efficiently with students with ASD.
Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may experience difficulty when planning, preparing for, getting started and completing work tasks. Students will benefit from explicit instruction on how to approach work tasks. For a student with ASD, this may provide vital pieces to the confusing puzzle that is school. This session will outline practical ideas and strategies that school support staff can implement in the classroom in partnership with teaching staff to support students in the classroom, working one on one or in small groups. While the focus will be predominantly on classroom interactions, the information will also be useful for school support staff who interact with students outside of the classroom e.g. library, administration. ES staff who choose this course might also find it helpful to enrol in ESSL1957, ESSL1959 and ESSL1960 which are being delivered on the same day.
QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION
1. what were the 3 key points that you took from this presentation.
2. What challenges do students with ASD face in the classroom and what can you, as a ESS do to help them achieve success in the classroom.
3. What tools or techniques will you try to adopt into your teaching practice?
Please join the conversation by either answering these prompting questions above OR by adding your own ideas and thoughts around this topic in the conversation thread below.