POPARD Virtual BC-Wide Mini-Workshop
Friday October 22, 2021 1:00pm-4:00pm (for BC School Employees Only)
Advantages of Fluency-Based Instruction & Benefits of Its Programs
Autism spectrum disorder is a disability characterized by deficits in social communication and social interaction and restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior or activities. Individuals with ASD have a variety of learning characteristics that can provide challenges to teachers within the classroom. Fluency-based instruction is a teaching model that encourages educators to teach specific elements of behavior in repetition until the behavior becomes fluent and mastered. When a skill is fluent, that skill is retained, applied, stable, and endures.
Research has shown that incorporating fluency-based strategies can help teachers enhance educational outcomes for students with autism. For example, fluency acts as a bridge between reading a story (decoding) and understanding the story (comprehension). When a student is unable to read the passage fluently, they will most likely need to go back and reread the passage and don’t have the ability to pay attention to what the text means. With fluent readers, they are able to recognize words and comprehend at the same time.
Some fluency programs suitable for elementary instruction that will be discussed in this workshop include: Headsprout, Language for Learning, Reading Mastery, Mathletics, Typing Club, and Keyboard – Learning Without Tears.
Audience: This workshop is for employees of BC School Districts and Independent Schools.
About this Workshop
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This workshop is exclusively for employees of BC School District and Independent Schools