5-Day Virtual POPARD Intro to ASD Course
May 9-13, 2022 8:30am-4:00pm
Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders

This course will cover the following:
Theoretical Foundations  
  • Characteristics of ASD
  • Diagnosis and assessment
  • Cognitive profiles and ranges of ability
  • Executive functions
  • Theory of mind
  • Sensory difference
  • Social and communication skills
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Effective instructional practices

Application of Theory to Classroom Practice
  • Behaviour observation
  • Data collection & analysis
  • Positive behaviour supports
  • Environmental/antecedent supports
  • Teaching approaches including:
    • direct instruction
    • differentiating curriculum
    • scaffolding
    • cognitive/behaviour interventions
    • augmentative communication
Participants will gain the basic understanding and skills needed to provide quality instruction and supports for students with ASD.

Audience: This training is directed toward employees of BC school districts and independent schools. This includes teachers, paraprofessionals, and other educational staff supporting students with ASD at any grade level (K-12) in developing their social, academic, and adaptive skills. 

May 9 - 13, 2022

Registration for this event has closed. We are not accepting late registrations and there is no waitlist.
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