Course: Building Vocabulary Through “NewsTime”(Focus: Primary)

Course: Building Vocabulary Through “NewsTime”(Focus: Primary School)

Vocabulary is an essential part of any language in order to communicate more accurately and more precise. It is important to build a large database of vocabulary since young.  Language is best learnt by using it. Often children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder or autism do not have the same opportunities as their typical peers to use language. They require experiential activities to be created for their learning.


Date:10 Feb 10 (Wednesday)  
Time: 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Venue:Pathlight School
Pre-Requisite:None but useful for participants to have attended the Fundamentals of Autism workshop.


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Target Audience
For the following who are caring for  young children (pre-school, primary, secondary or in special education schools) with an Autism Spectrum Disorder:
Bluetick Parents/Caregivers
Bluetick Teachers/Educators
Bluetick Therapists and Professionals


Course Description

This training workshop aims to empower participants with the knowledge and skills to craft strategies to help the child with autism to expand his/her vocabulary within the home environment and apply it to the academic and social environments.

Participants will be taught to create a fun yet structured environment for children with autism to practise the use of language through a “show and tell” format called “Newstime”.

Participants will be exposed to tools and strategies that can be applied to effectively support their child with autism in developing meaningful vocabulary through “Newstime” activity.


Objectives of The Course

Upon completion of the training workshop, participants will be able to:

Wh03understand the impact of autism on the development of vocabulary skills in children with autism

structure an appropriate environment to create experiential learning through ‘Newstime’ activity

Wh03set learning objectives
Wh03create a plan complete with visual supports and other strategic tools for a successful “Newstime” session


Registration Details
Dr Lam Chee Meng, Autism Consultant
FeesS$69.55 per participant (inclusive of GST, handout materials and refreshments)

(Click here for Caregiver Training Grant (CTG) Application Form)

Contact:Lina Kam, Training Co-ordinator
(+65) 6323-3258



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